Sound Travels Intensive Aug 10-13, Toronto

Cool conference for sound nuts. Details below.


NAISA launches the second annual SOUND TRAVELS INTENSIVE
August 10 – 13, 2010, $150 registration fee (note registration fee
also includes a free Sound Travels concert pass)

The Sound Travels Intensive is an opportunity for artists from across
Canada and around the world to create and present new work in Toronto,
exchange ideas with others, and hone electroacoustic skills with the
guidance of a diverse group of world-renowned instructors. Four
intense days of workshop sessions, private instruction and creative
activity culminate in a public concert presentation at Toronto's
Artscape Wychwood Barns. Participants must apply by Thursday July 30
at 12 noon Toronto time to be eligible for a limited number of
scholarship and billeting possibilities.

On-line registration

Intensive Instructors:

Marcelle Deschênes – composition and multimedia: A celebrated figure
in the development of electroacoustic music and art, Marcelle
Deschênes is a composer, multimedia artist, pianist and teacher. Her
oeuvre is important not only for its pioneering nature, but also its
diversity: multimedia performances, photography, video art;
instrumental, mixed, acousmatic and application music; radio art,
installation art, and animation/creation for non-musicians. Over the
past 35 years she has concentrated primarily on the development of new
forms of artistic expression that integrate music, new technologies,
performing and visual arts and multi-disciplinary teamwork.

Satoshi Morita – experimental recording and transducers: Berlin-based
sound artist Satoshi Morita deals with issues of inter-sensory sonic
experience. His sonic object "Sound Capsule" received an honorary
mention at Prix Ars Electronica 2008 and has been exhibited
internationally (currently at the Science Gallery in Dublin,
Ireland). At the Sound Travels Intensive, Morita will deal with the
use of transducers, and experimental field recording techniques.

David Ogborn – interaction and programming: David Ogborn is the
President of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) and teaches
digital audio and physical computing at McMaster University, where he
also directs the Cybernetic Orchestra. Recent artistic highlights
include Metropolis (live electronics + silent film), Opera On The
Rocks (opera with live electronics and video) and Waterfall (a
collaboratively-produced interactive video sculpture at the 2010
Olympic Games).

Eldad Tsabary – electroacoustic ear-training: Eldad Tsabary is a
professor of electroacoustic music at Concordia University in
Montreal, where for the past five years he has been developing a new
aural training method for electroacoustics, based on perceptual and
educational research. His compositions have received prizes and
mentions in several international competitions including Bourges,
Miniaturas Electroacousitcs, ZKM, Harbourfront, and others. Recent
artistic highlights include From My Home to Your Home (a telematic
duet with David Eagle for Deep Wireless 2010), Tikkun Nefesh for
trombone and electronics (commissioned by trombonist Haim Avitsur),
and Homo Religiosus (an interreligious piece containing prayers and
interviews from five places of worship). Eldad is the Treasurer of the
Canadian Electroacoustic Community.

Darren Copeland – sound recording and transformation: Darren Copeland
is a soundscape composer, radio artist, sound designer and concert
producer. He has studied electroacoustic composition under Barry Truax
(Simon Fraser University) and Dr. Jonty Harrison (University of
Birmingham). His concert works have received mentions in competitions
(Vancouver New Music, Luigi Russolo, Hungarian Radio, La Muse en
Circuit, and Phonurgia Nova) and appeared on compilation CD releases
(Storm of Drones, Radius #3, DISContact I & II, Lieu – Non Lieu, and
Soundscape Vancouver). The CDs Rendu Visible and audio DVD Perdu et
retrouvé, devoted to his work, are available on the empreintes
DIGITALes label.

Rob Cruickshank – DIY electronics and circuit-bending: Rob Cruickshank
is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist whose works often include
custom electronics. He has developed many workshops to assist artists
with learning technology, and is the creator of the NAISAtron
instrument kit for New Adventures in Sound Art. He plays in the audio/
visual collective i/o media and is a long-time member of the Board of
Directors of InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre. Recently he
has been working with MusicWorks magazine to create a series of DIY
NAISA Inquiries & general information:

Nadene Thériault-Copeland
Managing Director
New Adventures in Sound Art
Address: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St #252, Toronto, ON
M6G 4C7
Tel 416 652 5115

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