Darren Copeland

Region: Ontario
Darren Copeland

Organization: New Adventures in Sound Art
Profile Type: Artistic Director


Darren Copeland is a Canadian sound artist who has been active since 1985 and lives in the country outside the village of South River (Ontario). His work encompasses multichannel spatialization for live performance, fixed media composition, soundscape composition, radio art and sound installations. His fixed media works are published on empreintes DIGITALes.

Darren Copeland is the founding and current Artistic Director of New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA). In this role he has been curating a comprehensive array of over 25 sound art events a year in Toronto (and now South River) that include sound installations, radio and multichannel concert presentations, and new emerging media.

Copeland’s work with NAISA has included his development of multichannel spatialization systems that began in 1999 with the Richmond Sound Design Audiobox and Third Monk Software’s ABControl, and in 2006, a performance-oriented system using the Polhemus Patriot as a gestural controller along with customized software by Benjamin Thigpen.