performances by Adam Basanta, Julian Stein and Max Stein
Oct 27, 8pm, $10, @ the NAISA Space, 601 Christie #252
The opening of Adam Basanta's dynamic and performative light and sound installation Room Dynamics will feature a special concert performance version. Featured with Adam Basanta will be guest performers Julian and Max Stein.
performances by Laurel MacDonald
Nov 9, 7-10pm, FREE, @ Factory Media Centre, 228 James St North, Hamilton
NAISA is proud to join forces once again with the Factory media centre in Hamilton to present a special “Artist Crawl” performance by Laurel MacDonald. Videovoce’s Laurel MacDonald (vocals and video) and Phil Strong (sound design) have a nearly two-decade long history of musical collaboration. Their most recent is in the Videovoce performance project, integrating MacDonald’s live vocals with electronics and video. Videovoce features Strong’s distinctive sonic signature and MacDonald’s otherworldly vocals as together they create lilting, pulsing, multi-layered sight and sound environments.
performances by Laurel MacDonald and Nobuo Kubota
Nov 10, 8pm, $10, @ the NAISA Space, 601 Christie St #252
Two very different performances will be included in this evening concert by two phenomenal vocalists - Laurel MacDonald (Videovoce) and Nobuo Kubota – presenting vocal styles ranging from guttural vocal phonemes to Renaissance music. Videovoce will feature Phil Strong’s distinctive sonic signature and Laurel MacDonald’s otherworldly vocals as together they create lilting, pulsing, multi-layered sight and sound environments.
Noise Adventures in Sound
performances Nick Storring and screening by Ryo Ikeshiro
Nov 24, 8pm, $10, @ the NAISA Space, 601 Christie St #252
Dynamic audiovisual interplays exploring transformation and density form the thread for this evening's videomusic performance by Nick Storring and videomusic screening of Ryo Ikeshiro's Construction in Zhuangzi. Construction in Zhuangzi is a screening version of the live work presente at last summer's Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium and has been presented extensively throughout the UK. Nick Storring's acousmatic works have been presented on a number of occasions by NAISA and this marks his first live performance at a NAISA event. This concert for NAISA is an attempt to assimilate the more introverted language of his chamber work, while also incorporating multichannel diffusion and visual elements.
Quartetto Graphica plays John Cage
Dec 1, 8pm, $10, @ the NAISA Space, 601 Christie St #252
On December 1st NAISA will celebrate the John Cage Centennary with performances of two distinguished works from Cage's oeuvre for variable instrumentation. Variations 1 will be performed by the Toronto-based electroacoustic quartet Quartetto Graphica. Variations I is one of the first graphic score works performed by them and can easily be seen as the inspiration for the direction of the group. Also included on the concert will be an electroacoustic performance by Darren Copeland and others of Four6, which is a significant component of Cage's numbered pieces from his later years.
Added by NAISA on October 16, 2012