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[ Deutsche Version ]
2005 will be the first year that the EBU's ARS ACUSTICA GROUP – producers and editors of radio art at public radio stations in Europe, Canada, and Australia – will be joining Art's Birthday party, an internationally networked annual event that pays homage to the French Fluxus artist Robert Filliou. The artists have been asked to bring birthday presents that can be shared and listened to via the network by all participants.
Some of the presents from the artists invited to participate by Ars Acustica will be presented live, for example in Madrid, Moscow, Prague, Stockholm, and Vienna; others have been prerecorded (SüdWestRundfunk, Baden-Baden, RBB Berlin, or Ward Weis in Antwerp). The birthday presents will be transmitted via EBU satellite, ISDN lines, and the Internet and submitted not only by artists commissioned by members of the Ars Acustica but also by independent artists, art institutions, non-commercial radio stations and/or webradio, e.g. CITR FM in Vancouver, Radio Kinesonus in Tokyo, ResonanceFM in London, art@radio in Baltimore, Western Front Vancouver and others. Many of the participating radio stations will broadcast their versions/mixes of the Special Evening live, others will broadcast non-real-time processed or summarized versions of the input (e.g. SüdWestRundfunk in Baden-Baden or the Norwegian Radio Station in Oslo).
Not only will Kunstradio be coordinating the live network but also celebrating Art's birthday from 10 p.m. – 12 p.m. live on air on Ö1 (http://oe1.orf.at). The show will also be broadcast live in 5.1 format via the Astra satellite.
From 8 p.m. – 12 p.m you can also listen to the Austrian contribution online in a separate stream under the heading Permanent Creation at http://kunstradio.at. On site at the ORF Funkhaus, Studio 3, alien productions (Martin Breindl, Norbert Math, and Andrea Sodomka) and the Institute for Transacoustic Research (Matthias Meinharter, Jörg Piringer and Ernst Reitermaier) will be jamming with artists via the network and acting out short performances based on the action instructions provided by other artists and the audience.