Newsletter for October 2011 (Vol.6; Iss.10)
Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art
1) SOUNDplay Festival Oct 29 - Nov 26
2) NAISA Youth Initiative updates
3) Art's Birthday Celebrations January 13 - 17, 2012
4) NAISA Installation Space Rental Information
5) NAISA Birthday Sound Bash installation and concert series March 2012
6) Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art, May 1-31, 2012
7) Related News: Odradek performs at the NAISA space on October 29, 8pm
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1) SOUNDplay Festival
October 7 - November 27, 2011
The 10th annual SOUNDplay Festival is a meeting point for experimentation in sound art and new media encouraging new avenues for exploration. Located at various venues in the Artscape Wychwood Barns, SOUNDplay 2011 includes multi-media performances, installations, workshops and videomusic screenings. Featured artists include: Shawn Pinchbeck, Zazalie Z, Freida Abtan, Max Alexander, Kaiser Nietzsche, Benjamin Thigpen, Darren Copeland, and works by the Jeu de temps winners co-presented with the Canadian Electroacoustic Community and many more.
Sonic Spaces: The Kinetics of Sound by Shawn Pinchbeck
Oct 7 - 29, Fridays noon - 3pm, Saturdsdays 10am - 2pm, PWYC (suggested $5)
@ the NAISA Space (601 Christie St #252)
Sounds Scary, a Halloween Treasure Hunt
Oct 29, 5-8pm, FREE, part of the WBCA BOO! at the Barns Halloween events
various spaces at the Artscape Wychwood Barns
SOUNDplay Videomusic Installation
Nov 3 - 26, Thursday to Sunday, 10am - 2pm, FREE
@ the NAISA Space (601 Christie St #252)
The Flight of Birds and Sacred Hearts
performances by Freida Abtan and Zazalie Z
Nov 12 @ 8 pm at the Christie Studio, 601 Christie St #170 ($15/10)
SOUNDplay Videomusic performance/screening
with performance by Max Alexander
Nov 19 @ 8 pm at the NAISA Space, 601 Christie St #252 ($10/$5)
with performance by Kaiser Nietzsche and Benjamin Thigpen
Nov 25 @ 8 pm at the Christie Studio, 601 Christie St #170 ($15/10)
Time - Space - Play
includes winning works from Jeu de Temps / Times Play competition + premiere by Darren Copeland
Nov 26 @ 8 pm at the Christie Studio, 601 Christie St #170 ($15/10)
2) NAISA Youth Initiative Updates
The NAISA youth education initiative is targeted toward youth at high schools, arts centers and community centers and facilitates the creation of new sound art works by youth through collaboration during hands-on workshops including: assembling a sound art instrument (the NAISAtron created by Rob Cruickshank), making art with sound, making radio and exploring the soundscape. To date, NAISA has produced 22 residencies in Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa and Mississauga. If you are a teacher or run a community centre and are interested in booking workshops or collaborating with NAISA, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch the NAISA Youth Initiative video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKYoTKdL1Wc
3) Art's Birthday Celebration
January 13 - 17, 2012
New Adventures in Sound Art will once again participate in the Arts Birthday celebrations this year. Happy One Million and Forty-nineth Birthday, Art!
NAISA's Art's Birthday artist-in-resident this year is Eric Powell. Check future NAISA Sound Channels or the web-site www.naisa.ca for updates.
4) NAISA Installation Space Rental Rates
Go to www.naisa.ca/rent.html for full information
The NAISA Installation space is a 300 sq.ft. space suitable for sound and media art installations as well as small performances and screenings. It includes a 16' x 16' black space on a raised floor + small storage area and is available to rent by the hour, day, week, or 2-week period. Preferred pricing is available for rentals of one week or more in duration.
• for workshops/events/installation set-ups: $30/hr (tech person included) 4-hour minimum; $150 per 6-hour day (tech person included)
• for installation exhibits: $300/week, $500/2 weeks
5) NAISA turns 11 Birthday Bash Installation & Concert Series
March 1-31, 2012
Back by popular demand, NAISA's Birthday Bash installation returns. On March 12, 2001, New Adventures in Sound Art became a not-for-profit organization, expanding its programming that year from one festival (Sound Travels) to 3 and committing to providing year-round sound art programming for all ages.
For the month of March, NAISA's installation space will be filled with everyday man-made 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. Also included will be four Saturday performance in March on this evolving instrument / sound installation.
6) Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art - 11th anniversary!!
May 1 - 31, 2011
A month-long celebration of radio and transmission art including performances, installations, radio broadcasts of commissioned works on CBC radio's Living Out Loud and the Radio Without Boundaries Conference. Featured artists: Colin Black (Australia), Hank Bull, Gregory Whitehead, Darsha Hewitt, Christopher Stanton, Erin Gee, Victoria Fenner, Decomposing Pianos, Rajeswari Devi, Christof Migone, Jocelyn Robert, Dipna Horra + more.
7) NEWS: Odradek + Glen Hall at the NAISA Space, 601 Christie Street #252
Oct 29, 7:30 pm / Pay What You Can
For the first time in years Odradek and Glen Hall will reunite, this time using NAISA space's 12 channel surround system to spatialize their array of traditional, invented and found instruments. In addition to the woodwind playing he is well known for, Glen Hall will use Kyma, a software/hardware sound processing/creation 'instrument' and graphical language for live interactive sound generation and manipulation. Odradek is a trio of improvisors who have been making sound together since 2003 in a variety of contexts and settings mostly in Toronto, but also Hamilton, Montreal and Meaford (Electric Eclectics). This October 29th performance includes Andy Yue: synthesizer, piano;
James Bailey: found objects, gramophone, effects; Michelangelo Iaffaldano: guitar, homemade instruments; and Glenn Hall: saxophone, clarinet, flute, Kyma. For more information, contact James Bailey email@example.com
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New Adventures in Sound Art is a non-profit organization that presents performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of sound art. NAISA is partially funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and the SOCAN Foundation.
Inquiries & general information:
New Adventures in Sound Art
Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St #252, Toronto, ON M6G 4C7
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