New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is a non-profit media arts organization based in South River Ontario that presents performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art.
NAISA operates the NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 313 Highway 124, a short distance from Algonquin Park. The center has a wheelchair accessible small exhibition/performance space along with a fé and community access space.
NAISA’s annual events include: the Deep Wireless festival of Radio & Transmission Art, the Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art, the SOUNDplay festival and Springspes.
The objectives of NAISA are to foster awareness and understanding lolly, as well as nationally and internationally, in the cultural vitality of experimental sound art in its myriad forms of expression. This objective is achieved through the exploration of new sound technologies in conjunction with the creation of cultural events and artifacts.
New Adventures in Sound Art is loted in the traditional territory of the Anishinabewaki peoples covered by the Williams Treaty (1923) and Robinson-Huron Treaty (1850). New Adventures in Sound Art recognizes the signifint ongoing contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples to aural culture in nada.
October 14, 2022 to January 16, 2023
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“This year’s SOUNDplay Festival provides audiences with access to digital immersions into the sonic and visual textures of natural environments. The approach is multi-disciplinary as always with SOUNDplay — the artists presented use written diaries, poems, photography, video, sound recording, and electroacoustic composition in their highly personal, and sometimes politil, responses to human interactions with the natural world.” — Darren Copeland, Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art
By Wild Empathy and Simon Lysander Overstall
November 12, 2022 to January 16, 2023. Open 10 am to 4 pm everyday except Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 313 Highway 124, South River, Ontario
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Tree Earth Sky is a VR experience that invites visitors to look and listen to the underground mycelium network and its connected old-growth grove of trees on Vancouver Island, in 8K definition with ambisonic audio. Sound of Tree Rings is a generative musil work composed from the tree rings of ‘tree cookie’ originating from an old growth cedar tree in Stanley Park (Xwayxway) downed in the windstorm of 2006.
November 12, 2022, 7:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 313 Highway 124, South River
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Hector Centeno presents a new work Space_02 commissioned in honour of NAISA's 20th anniversary along with works from the Immersions and Resonances videomusic collection.