In a world that often focuses too much on the visual, Sound Travels brings about a refreshing change as it presents works by sound artists that extract compelling musicality and wordless dramas from everyday sounds often taken for granted. From this lush auditory experience, audiences author their own imaginary world in their mind’s eye – Darren Copeland, Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art
Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art 2018 – 20th Anniversary
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
NAISA is proud to announce its 20th anniversary edition of the Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River. NAISA is celebrating in 2018 by presenting ten Saturday night concerts and nine Sunday afternoon free Arts Meetups talks in addition to sound art summer camps for children and youth and a summer-long exhibition of kinetic sound sculptures. With NAISA’s 2018 programming theme of Sonic Reflections, artists in the festival are reflecting on the history of sound art as well as their personal history of experimenting with sound. In the ten concerts and artist talks on offer this summer NAISA has lined up an international selection of artists representing many styles, periods and genres of sound art. Each week the artists will take you on a listening voyage to discover new sounds ranging from natural matter, to everyday objects, to unique places and environments, and to musical instruments and time-honoured musical genres and in the process will share their personal reflections and observations about sound art. Similarly the exhibition this summer of work by Steven White will invite visitors to consider the value of obsolescence in our society while enjoying the kinetic movement of his sculptures made from discarded farm equipment and other industrial materials. Come to NAISA, enjoy a Muskoka coffee and one of locally baked goods while discovering a new way of experiencing sound.