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Friday, January 1, 2010

New Adventures in Sound Art Presents Art's Birthday at the Artscape Wychwood Barns

Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St #252, Toronto, ON M6G 4C7, Tel 416-652-5115; Fax 416-652-5139

Part of an international celebration of Art

Sunday, January 17: Noon to 5PM in the Covered Street, 601 Christie St., Toronto, ON

Admission is free and for all ages. BYOK - Bring your own Kazoo!

For Immediate Release - Toronto, ON, December 21, 2009: - Craving a Sunday afternoon with lots of cake and fun things to do in Toronto? New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) proudly presents Art’s Birthday at the Barns. Sunday, January 17th is the perfect day to make and enjoy Art on the fabulous Covered Street at the Artscape Wychwood Barns. From Noon to 5pm, there will be hands on art-making, interactive fun, and lots of sounds and things to see. And of course there will be cake! The entire event will be web-cast live by NAISA at . Happy 1,000,047th Birthday, Art!

Art’s Birthday is a celebration of ART of all kinds and NAISA has organized a chance for your entire family to experience, create and understand it from the many perspectives offered by artists who live and work at the Barns (with a few from the nearby vicinity). Confirmed events include: Working with Clay (Helen Comay Nursery School); Funky Family Dance Party (Theatre Direct); Hand Clapping Games (with Rebecca Singh); Violin/viola performances by students of Carol Gimbel; Storytelling (Storytelling Toronto); Performances with Radio transmitters and Sound Art Hockey Game on the outdoor rink - weather permitting (NAISA); How to make Jewelry from Recycled materials (Deborah Sanderson); re-mixes by ambient artist Neil Wiernik of sound events occurring throughout the day (NAISA) plus many more events to be announced soon. Also included will be John Coburn as the roving reporter and on-stage host for the day as part of a live web-cast.

NAISA will also be participating in an Art’s Birthday celebration on Saturday, January 16, at Erin Meadows Community Centre in Mississauga presented by the City of Mississauga Culture Division from noon - 5pm. Events include swimming amidst the sounds of a hydraulophone during public swimming; the underground garage sale; making artist trading cards; interactive art installations; live internet broadcasts with Andrew O’Connor and the Youth Troopers for Global Awareness; a puppet jam; artist performances; open mic; Mississauga Children's choir performance and birthday cake!

Art's Birthday was proposed in 1963 by French artist Robert Filliou to celebrate the presence of art in our lives. It has since been celebrated on January 17 as an annual exchange-art event by a collection of artists and artist organizations around the world.

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is a non-profit organization, based in Toronto that produces performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. Included in its productions are: Deep Wireless, Sound Travels, Arts Birthday and SOUNDplay. The objectives of NAISA are to foster awareness and understanding locally, as well as nationally and internationally, in the cultural vitality of experimental sound art in its myriad forms of expression. This objective will be achieved through the exploration of new sound technologies in conjunction with the creation of cultural events and artifacts.


Tel 416 652 5115



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