Tuesday, March 5, 2024

New Adventures In Sound Artwork Presents twenty fifth Anniversary Version Of Sound Travels Competition


Secret Reception by Kristine Diekman, Ben Pagac & Tony Allard; Decomposing Piano; The Sensation of Distribution by Mitchell Akiyama & Brady Peters (All photos courtesy of NAISA)
L-R (clockwise): Secret Reception by Kristine Diekman, Ben Pagac & Tony Allard; Decomposing Piano; The Sensation of Distribution by Mitchell Akiyama & Brady Peters (All images courtesy of NAISA)

The Sound Travels Competition of Sound Artwork returns for a twenty fifth season to the NAISA North Media Arts Centre from June 15 to September 4, 2023. The Competition will embody each indoor and out of doors reveals, together with soundwalks and different particular occasions.

Darren Copeland, Creative Director, New Adventures in Sound Artwork commented in an announcement, “NAISA marks the twenty fifth anniversary of its Sound Travels Competition by together with interactive artworks that think about alternative routes of listening and responding to the acoustic setting. This yr’s Sound Travels artists discover the theme Distant Connections by remodeling frequent on a regular basis sounds by means of interactive sculptural objects and experiential listening.”

The Competition continues all summer season with two interactive media artwork installations that dive into the very nature of listening.

The Sound Travels Competition of Sound Artwork

Two installations will probably be out there all summer season.

Outside: Sensation of Distribution by Mitchell Akiyama and Brady Peters

Listening pipes have been put in on NAISA’s exterior partitions and seating areas as an out of doors sculpture the place you possibly can faucet into the sounds you’d usually ignore.

Indoors: Secret Reception by Kristine Diekman, Ben Pagac and Tony Allard

Artwork and bioacoustics come collectively to lift questions on how sound is perceived by non-humans. The media artwork set up makes use of objects and interfaces you possibly can contact, which use vibrations to specific sound. The paintings emulates the best way that bugs detect sound by means of their physique elements.

World Listening Day SOUNDwalk and Screening

A SOUNDwalk will take you thru the mid-summer great thing about Deer Lake, paired with a screening of Listening (with Hildegard Westerkamp) by filmmakers Mike Hoolboom and Heather Frise and Unintended Wilderness by media and sound artist Alëna Korolëva. The net screening will embody a Q&A with the artists.

World Listening Day is acknowledged by a whole lot of organizations and their members throughout six continents. The occasion is supposed to hyperlink listening to partaking with the ecology.

Particulars: July 15 and 18, 2023 on-line and at Warbler’s Roost, 3785D Eagle Lake Rd, South River. Tickets [HERE].

The Decomposing Piano

The Decomposing Piano undertaking started in December 2022, simply earlier than NAISA reopened in South River in early 2023. It’s a concrete experiment within the Northern Ontario local weather and a very good outdated upright piano. Because it breaks down bodily, the sounds are captured through put in tech.

This summer season, an everyday Open Improv and Particular Visitor Performances will benefit from the piano because it continues its journey into the abyss. New timbres and tunings are revealed every day, and typically much more ceaselessly.

Particulars: Open Improv each Saturday at 1 p.m. from June 3 to September 2; Visitor Performances on June 24, July 28 and August 26 at 7:00 p.m. on the NAISA North Media Arts Centre — Pay by Donation ($12 minimal for visitor performances)

Take a look at the Decomposing Piano webcam [HERE].

The Sound Travels Competition kicks off with a meet the artist reception on June 15 at 1 p.m. on the NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 313 Freeway 124, South River, Ontario. Extra details about the competition and occasions [HERE].

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