May 4th @ 4:45 am FREE
International Dawn Chorus Day Celebration
2700 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga
New Adventures in Sound Art and the City of Mississauga, Office of Arts and Culture collaborate to launch Mississauga's first celebration of International Dawn Chorus day, a worldwide celebration of Nature's daily Miracle, the chorus of sound initiated by birds at sunrise. The environs provide the concert, birders will be on-hand to help us identify the performers all of which will be recorded for later broadcast.
May 8th 8pm $5
3 simultaneous performances in 3 different locations
insideAmind, angelusnovus.net & NOiNO
Index G, Gallery 1313 & the NAISA space
It's a trans-local mash-up commemorating the 5th anniversary of the Deep Wireless radio art compilation CD by angelusnovus.net (Monica Clorey, Emilie LeBel, Henry Ng, David Ogborn, Jason Stanford, Chris Thornborrow, Hector Centeno, Troy Ducharme and others), insideamind and more NOiNO. This is a co-presentation between New Adventures in Sound Art, the Ambient Ping and angelusnovus.net.
Launch of NAISA's Toronto Artist Series
with the CEC - FREE
9:30am - 5pm @ the NAISA Space
Note: very limited space, must pre-register
A day-long listening session devoted to the submissions of the 2008 JTTP (Jeu de Temps / Times Play). The sessions will run in (about) 90 minute blocks with time for coffee and conversation between sessions. This is an opportunity in a quiet, informal setting to listen to new work from the emerging community of Canadian sound artists.
May 24th, 10 – 1pm
Guerilla Radio Art Performances
May 24, 2008 @ the Canadian New Music Network conference
Edward Johnson Building, U of T, 80 Queen’s Park
you have to be there or nearby to hear them...
Various Toronto artists will be performing interventions throughout the day. Bring your radio and have a listen - you might be surprised at what you hear...
May 30th @ 7pm $15/10
Portraits in Sound 1 + Somewhere a Voice is Calling
Ryerson Student Centre, Alumni Room, 55 Gould Street
Kathleen Kajioka, Andreas Kahre, Chantal Dumas and Debashis Sinha bring together their diverse experiences to create new and exciting collaborative performances in a series of Sonic Portraits. Also included are multi-channel performances of CBC outfront commissions by artists Marjorie Chan, Richard Marsella, Eldad Tsabury and Tristan Whistan. Portraits in Sound 1 will be followed by a rare performance of "Somewhere a Voice is Calling" - Inspired by the history of Reginald Fessenden's voice on radio and the "secrets" of radiation, Absolute Value of Noise, Anna Friz and Glenn Gear will draw from tales of ghost ships and myths from the early days of radio to create a performance that conjures an ethereal world of distant voices, sea, and static.
May 31st @ 7pm $15/10
Portraits in Sound 2 + Space: the Vinyl Frontier
Ryerson Student Centre, Alumni Room, 55 Gould Street
Kathleen Kajioka, Andreas Kahre, Chantal Dumas and Debashis Sinha bring together their diverse experiences to create new and exciting collaborative performances in a series of Sonic Portraits. Also included are multi-channel performances of CBC outfront commissions by artists Marjorie Chan, Richard Marsella, Eldad Tsabury and Tristan Whistan. Portraits in Sound 2 will be followed by a performance by TradeMark G. and The Evolution Control Committee that explores the ultimate desert island disc and a future race of alien DJs who try to make sense of the last record in the universe.
Radio Art Salon
noon-5pm each day
May 1 – June 8, 2008
The Gladstone Hotel, noon-5pm
Recline in an alternate sounding universe in 50's style hair salon chairs transformed into radio art listening lounges. Radio art works curated by Darren Copeland from works received in the Sonic Portrait 2007 Call for Submissions.
May 14 - 25, 2008, 1-6pm Wednesday – Sunday Free
by John Wynne & Tim Wainwright
Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen Street West
Someone Else is an audio-visual installation the sound component of which hovers on the border between sound and music, exploring “the cacophony of disease” while the extraordinary portraits bring it home visually.
May 28 – June 8, 2008, 1-6pm Wednesday – Sunday Free
I T U
by John Wynne & Tim Wainwright
Gallery 1313, 1313, Queen Street West
In the ITU (Intensive Treatment Unit), where this piece was shot, both the sound and the treatment are intense. When a patient is wheeled in from the operating theatre, curtains are drawn around the bed for the sake of privacy, and to minimise potential distress to other patients as the newcomer is attached to various monitors, pumps, suction devices and drips. But the curtains do nothing to attenuate the sound; indeed they heighten auditory sensitivity and arouse the imagination. ITU patients spend much of the time heavily sedated on strong pain killers, and they often suffer from paranoid, sometimes violent hallucinations, moving in and out of consciousness amidst what anthropologist Tom Rice has called the “cacophony of disease”.
May 30 – June 8, Free
Super Sonic Sound Scape Shoes
by Ricardo Huisman
May 30th (5-9pm), May 31 & June 1 noon-9pm
@ Ryerson Student Campus Centre, 55 Gould
June 2-8 @ the Music Gallery, 197 John St, noon-5pm
The red woollen "super sonic sound scape shoes"- installation is an experimental multisensorial tactile interface producing imaginative narrative soundscapes. By standing into “super sonic sound scape shoes”, hearing and feeling the sounds under their feet and traveling through their body, the public can “get in touch” with a specially composed sonic portrait. Ricardo Huisman is a sound-sculpture-artist based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
May 29 noon-4pm free
an installation from the radio show of the same name
Conrad Grebel Chapel on the University of Waterloo campus
A celebration of one of Canada's longest running radio art programs Frequent Mutilations on CKMS FM in Waterloo. The piece consists of a series of large analog tape loops created by Mutilation makers past and present, weaved together to create a slowly evolving composition. Much like the show itself, there's no telling what will happen.
CBC RADIO OUTFRONT
Deep Wireless remaining broadcasts
May Broadcast dates: May 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 8:43pm
Deep Wireless/Outfront commissions broadcast
CBC's Outfront will be broadcasting four special radio art pieces commissioned jointly by New Adventures in Sound Art and CBC's Outfront. This year listen to cutting edge new works by Marjorie Chan, Friendly Rich Marsella, Tristan Whistan and Eldad Tsabary.
Special broadcasts on
Art on Air on CKLN 88.1-FM
Radio Art performances / broadcasts
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 2-3pm
May 1 – 2 to 3 pm on CKLN 88.1 FM
City Battery by Erik Belgum realized by Chandra Bulucon and Shannon Cochrane
Toronto (aka CKLN listeners) will be given a hearing test using the radio call-in format. We invite all NAISA supporters to call in and literally lend them your ears!!! Call 416-595-1655 between 2 & 2:30 pm on May 1st to participate in this Toronto hearing test! Followed by the first in the series of city sound portraits with German radio artist Andre Bartetzki's portrait of Prague in Jazvuk.
May 8 – 2 to 3 pm on CKLN 88.1 FM
Prayer for the Sun Before Travelling by Sibylle Pomoron and Song for the Brewery by Jean-Philippe Renoult and Dinah Bird
Two radio artists and composers visit two disappearing cultures on different continents for evocative and moving sound portraits.
May 15 – 2 to 3 pm on CKLN 88.1 FM
Lost and Found by E. C. Woodley plus profile on John Wynne/Tim Wainwright's Someone Else
Using an astonishing collection of cast-off vinyl, film composer E. C. Woodley improvises an Art On Air collage from confessional and instructional Lp's to spoken word, environmental and newsreel footage, the lows and highs of the history of recorded sound are rummaged.
May 22 – 2 to 3 pm on CKLN 88.1 FM
A reflection on Transnational Ecologies, the story about how Alvin Lucier's work Quasimodo the Great Lover (1970) made its way around the world.
An interview with Laura Cameron and Matt Rogalsky in Kingston, Ontario. Followed by Esther Venrooy's radio art work Shift Coordinate Points.
May 29 – 2 to 3 pm on CKLN 88.1 FM
Portraits in Sound: audio portraits of Chantal Dumas
Deep Wireless residency artist Chantal Dumas will be interviewed and profiled on this show which will include many of her radio art works.
RADIO ART INTERVENTIONS on CKLN
May 1-31 where you least expect them
CKLN radio will be playing 1-minute radio art interventions curated by Darren Copeland from the 2007 call for submissions on the them A Sonic Portrait presented as part of Deep Wireless throughout the month of May.
on CKMS 100.3 FM
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Special Deep Wireless broadcasts every Saturday in the month of may. Including live Mutilations created and mixed in studio by Andrew O'Connor and long time programmer Doug Horne. As well as a trip through over two decades worth of archival material. More info and Live streaming available at ckmsfm.uwaterloo.ca.
DW 5 RADIO ART Compilation CD
Available May 5th
The DW 5 CDs consist of a small portion of the pieces collected in an international call for submissions on the theme of the Sonic Portrait and represents some of the many talented radio and sound artists from around the world. Artists include Sarah Peebles, Elsa Justel, Christian Bouchard, Andre Bartetzki, Christiopher DeLaurenti, Moritz Eggert, Paul Collins, Dominique Ferraton, Thom Blum, Françoise Doherty, Wendy Atkinson and many more...
If you are a teacher or radio programmer/producer and would like to obtain your own copy of the Deep Wireless 5 CD, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your program or school info and snail mail address and a copy will be mailed to you.
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