Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art

Jul 13, 11

Canadian Sound Enthusiasts:
July 16 – September 3, 2011

Kicking off on July 16th with a SOUNDwalk to celebrate World Listening Day, New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) presents a summer-long celebration of sound art, The Sound Travels Festival. It will feature indoor and outdoor performances, sound installations, SOUNDwalks and an outdoor sound sculpture. Special events include the Sound Travels Intensive – a 5-day intensive for emerging artists – and the fifth annual Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium. This year’s artist-in-residence is internationally renowned UK artist Jonty Harrison.

“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, NAISA.

Sound Travels Intensive
Aug 16 to 20, 2011
$175 registration fee
NAISA Space, Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie #252, Toronto

The Sound Travels Intensive is an opportunity for artists, composers and musicians from across Canada and around the world to create and present new work in Toronto, exchange ideas with others, and hone their skills in diverse aspects of sound and electroacoustic practice. Participants must apply by July 15.

5th annual Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium
August 10 – 13, 2011
Wychwood Theatre and Christie Studio

The 5th annual Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium 2011 is an important opportunity for exchange between diverse Electroacoustic communities and will include a keynote lecture by Sound Travels featured artist Jonty Harrison (Birmingham, UK).