NEW ADVENTURES IN SOUND ART CELEBRATES 12 YEARS!
SOUND BASH INSTALLATION, FUN FAIR & CONCERT SERIES
at the NAISA Space, 601 Christie St #252, Artscape Wychwood Barns, March 2013
a sound installation that you Play
+ March Break Fun Fair +
+ Performances +
by Ellen Fullman/Theresa Wong / Debashis Sinha / Gayle Young/Reinhard Reitzenstein / Twelve X
Installation Open March 2 - 30, 2013, Saturdays 10am - 2pm (or by appointment)
Fun Fair open March 9 - 17, 10am - 2pm (or by appointment)
Installation and Fun Fair admission $2 / Group Rates available / school or private bookings available
Concerts March 2, 9, 16, 23 @ 8pm $10
Back by popular demand, the NAISA Sound Bash returns. On March 12, 2001, New Adventures in Sound Art became a not-for-profit organization, expanding its programming that year and committing to providing year-round sound art programming for all ages.
"Since its inception in March 2001, New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) has provided a home for the sonic imagination in Toronto, a place where anyone can explore art through sound. As NAISA turns 12, we encourage you to join in the celebration as you discover the potential for music in everyday sounds. There is a musician and sound artist within us all. Let the NAISA Sound Bash open that creative door." - Darren Copeland, NAISA Artistic Director
For the month of March, NAISA's installation space will be filled with new selection of everyday objects especially selected for the interesting sounds they make when struck or played, offering you a chance to play with sound and manipulate it live. Open every Saturday in March, 10am - 2pm or by appointment with added times during the March Break Fun Fair.
Sound Bash Fun Fair during March Break
This year, NAISA has developed special March Break family-friendly activities. Drop-in during our scheduled times March 9 - 17 (or email firstname.lastname@example.org for private bookings). Children big and small will enjoy the many fun fair activities which are designed to connect everyday activities with fascinating sounds including fishing for sounds, bucket toss, recycled bowling, toonie toss (use your admission fee), spin the wheel and other sound inspired activities. As well they can play, strike, pluck, or tap a collection of found objects that are amplified and modified to reveal unusual sounds that they didn't think were possible.
Sound Bash Performances
March concerts @ 8pm $10 / March 2, 9, 16, 23
Also included will be four Saturday evening performances in March on this evolving instrument / sound installation. Join us for four evening Saturday performances March 2, 9, 16 and 23 using the sound installation as an instrument and offering a chance for audiences to join in afterwards. Artists include Ellen Fullman & Theresa Wong (March 2); Debashis Sinha (March 9), Reinhard Reitzenstein & Gayle Young (March 16) and Twelve X (March 23).
March 2 - Ellen Fullman & Theresa Wong
In 1981, at her studio in Brooklyn Ellen Fullman began developing her life-work, the 70 foot Long String Instrument, in which rosin-coated fingers brush across dozens of metallic strings, producing a chorus of minimal organ-like overtones which has been compared to the experience of standing inside an enormous grand piano. Theresa Wong is a cellist, vocalist, composer and improviser actively exploring the intersection where music meets with the creative spirit of experimentation, improvisation and the synergy of multiple disciplines.
March 9 - Debashis Sinha
Driven by a deep commitment to the primacy of sound in his creative expression, Debashis Sinha is a percussionist who has developed a distinct constellation of skills that have led him to realize projects in radiophonic art, electroacoustic music, sound art, video art, audiovisual performance, theatre, dance, and music.
March 16 - Reinhard Reitzenstein & Gayle Young
Reinhard Reitzenstein works in visual media and in sound installation, exploring processes connecting the natural, the cultural, and the technological. Gayle Young plays microtonal music on string and percussion instruments of her own design, often in combination with electroacoustic components. She plays improvised music and also composes for standard instruments. Reinhard Reitzenstein and Gayle Young have collaborated on several sound and visual installations and performances, and performed together in August 2012 at The Stone in NYC, in a series curated by Pauline Oliveros.
March 23 - Twelve X
Twelve X, founded in 2012, is a Toronto based contemporary music duo (Matthew Miller (synths/electronics) and Neil Wiernik (bass/electronics)). Matt Miller is a multi-disciplinary musician, composer and sound designer, exploring found sound, DIY synths, live remixing and controllerism, and Neil Wiernik is an audio contortionist firmly grounded in formal contemporary composition but is also at home in the rich traditions of dub studio culture, post-rock atmospherics and the by chance musings of free music improvisors.
Check out a short video of the 2011 NAISA Sound Bash here http://youtu.be/oSV2Lk8GdPc as well as videos of performances by Bentley Jarvis (http://youtu.be/OxbJUWTbqzM), Neil Wiernik (http://youtu.be/Tf9XFiPqRtE), Rick Sacks (http://youtu.be/TvqMS1U0dvY) and dreamSTATE (http://youtu.be/1FKE32damnc).