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New Adventures in Sound Art
- January 10, 2018

New Adventures in Sound Art is pleased to launch its 17th edition of the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art, taking place January 17 – April 16, 2018. Deep Wireless is a three-month celebration of radio and transmission art that includes performances, installations, hands-on workshops, a radio art compilation and special on-line broadcasts on NAISA Radio and elsewhere.

Also running throughout the festival will be a special interactive exhibition entitled Re-Collect / Re-Told: Your Stories of New and Old. This installation hands over the mic and mixing controls to the people in the region to tell their own anecdotes about the Almaguin Highlands. Visitors to NAISA are encouraged to think back to their earliest memories and first impressions and to tell us the stories they remember most so that fellow residents and visitors to NAISA can have a chance to listen and compare with their experiences.

Later on in the festival from February 16 to April 16, NAISA will present Squeeeeque, an interactive sound installation by Montréal artist Alexis O’Hara that encourages collaborative sound making by participants. With mics in hand, visitors collaborate in song, their voices enhanced by sonic embellishments. Inspired by the architectural marvel that is the igloo, this installation also pays homage to the geodesic domes of the great thinker and architect, Buckminster Fuller.

The festival will also include two performances on February 4th and 10th that will treat listeners to a multi-channel sound excursion to communities in BC, Yukon, Romania, Finland, Montréal and Toronto through a collection of radiophonic works that reflect on the relationship of societies to place.  Featured on February 4th will be a performance by visiting Toronto radio artist Andrew O’Connor whose Disco 3000 broadcasts are legendary in fringe alternative radio circles in Toronto. He will be unveiling his new piece Ravenspeak, based on adaptations of two ancient Inuit stories, the Raven Creation Myth and the story of the Raven and the Whale.

For those who are not able to make it to South River there are plenty of online listening available on NAISA’s website ( and through social media on NAISA’s Soundcloud page ( The Deep Wireless 13 online compilation will be added to soundcloud in January and will include radio art works from around the world on the theme Sonic Reflections.  Previous compilations dating back to 2003 are available on soundcloud and on the NAISA website (

The Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission art is partially funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Department of Canadian Heritage and the SOCAN Foundation.

New Adventures in Sound Art is a non-profit organization that produces performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art.  Included in its productions are: Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art, Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art, and the SOUNDplay Festival.

What:                      Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art

Where:                    NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Avenue, South River, ON

When:                     January 17 – April 16 (Performances Jan 17 & 19, Feb 4 & 10; Maker Day Jan 20)

Individual tickets: Exhibitions Pay What You Can / Performances $10

Passes & tickets can be purchased online at