South River, Ontario, Canada
Darren Copeland, New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA)
New Adventures in Sound Art presents a 24 hour live stream on NAISA Radio from the rural environment of Warbler's Roost Country Inn, which is located 22 KM west of the town of South River, Ontario, Canada. The stream is managed by NAISA Artistic Director Darren Copeland.
Over 60 sixty years ago W.H. Gunn began exploring Algonquin Park with his ears rather than his eyes, and even designed his own parabolic recorder – similar to the kind that was later popularized by Canadian Dan Gibson and heard in his popular Solitudes series. NAISA will celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day and the Sound Camp audio stream of dawn choruses from around the world with a weekend workshop introducing the art of soundscape recording. Much like exploring the world with paint brush and canvas (as the Group of Seven did in this region in the previous Century), soundscape recording provides a microscope into the subtle beauty of the environment that surrounds South River.
NAISA will broadcast the soundscape from Warbler’s Roost in Lount Township for a 24 hour period on NAISA Radio – beginning at 12:01 AM on May 6 as part of Sound Camp 2017 http://www.soundtent.org/
In addition to broadcasting from Warbler's Roost, NAISA will be hosting a weekend workshop which will give participants the chance to learn how to make a soundscape recording in one of the parks close to South River. The Saturday evening will feature a performance and talk by Matt Rogalsky and Laura Cameron on the soundscapes of Algonquin Park from the 50s and 60s as recorded by W.H. Gunn.
All events are covered by $50 Registration or $200 inclusive of two night’s accommodation including breakfast at Warbler’s Roost (subject to availability). The May 6 evening presentation is $10 for those not participating in the workshop.