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Artist Talks & Workshops:


All workshops at the NAISA space
located at the Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie St #252, Toronto, ON
Pre-registration is required. Registration for these courses can be found


PODPOEMS Workshop by Victoria Fenner

Saturday September 19, 10 am - 4 pm, $100

A one day skills based hands-on workshop to take you through the whole process ..voicing, recording, editing and uploading to a website. At the end of the day you'll have an mp3 recording of your own work to take home and post on your website. Geared for poets and writers, but useful for anybody who wants to learn the basics.


SOUND AS ART 1 Recording & Editing workshop with Darren Copeland

Sept 27th, 10am-4pm, $100

Geared towards the budding sound artist, the visual and media artist exploring sound, the community radio programmer wanting to expand their possibilities, and those with a general interest in sound, this workshop will teach basic recording, editing, processing and mixing practices.


GRANT WRITING 101 individual artist grants with Darren Copeland & Nadene Thériault-Copeland

Sept 20th, 10am-4pm, $50

Have a project idea you'd like to get funding for? Find out what funding opportunities are available, learn the basics of grant writing and what the requirements are for your funding application. Remember good writing will not save bad ideas, but bad writing can sink good ones.



Nancy Tobin Artist Talk

Oct 15, 2009 (7 PM) $10/5
at NAISA Space, Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie #252, Toronto 

Workshop on Kenaxis Software by Stefan Smulovitz
Oct 24, 2009 (1-4 PM) $15/10
NAISA Space, Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie #252, Toronto

Kenaxis transforms the laptop into an expressive instrument. Developed by Stefan Smulovitz over the last 10 years for use in improvisational and compositional settings, this easy to use software allows for live sampling and real time sound manipulation including looping, granulation, and convolution. There is also Kenaxis Surround for surround sound playback: spin, spiral or exact placement of sounds are all possible in realtime. All welcome!


SOUNDtravels Installations:



June 14 - October 31, 2009, runs 24/7 FREE
between the pier and the boardwalk on Centre Island, Toronto

Visitors that encounter the "Synthecycletron", a favourite amongst Toronto cyclists, generate power by pedaling on stationary bicycles which in turn activate synthesizers and generate sounds connected to their movements.

Sonic Boardwalk by Kristi Allik and Robert Mulder
on the west end of the boardwalk on Centre Island
runs 24/7
June 27-Oct 1 FREE

Sonic Boardwalk, by Robert Mulder and Kristi Allik, is a sound installation located on the Ward's Island boardwalk that generates a microsound landscape activated by the kinetic imprint of passing visitors.


And more…


NAISAtron  (for picture)


In 2006, New Adventures in Sound Art asked Rob Cruickshank to create a small electronic instrument that would be part sculpture and part sound art instrument. In October 2007, the NAISAtron was launched.

The NAISAtron is a sound sculpture, an electronic gizmo, a teaching tool (what is a capacitor?) and a way to make sound art. The NAISAtron was created by Rob Cruickshank for use in the NAISA youth initiative and for the DIY artists who love to make sound electronically. Kits will be available at the November 15th media launch and proceeds from these kits will go towards the NAISA youth initiative.

A download of the NAISAtron manual in both french and english will be available on the NAISA site shortly.

NAISAtron kits are available for $45 + shipping charges and can be ordered by emailing





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