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Ars Acoustica Group

Ars Acustica Group


In 2007 the Ars Acustica group is joining the international Art's Birthday Parties for the third time. Most of their contributions take 100 years of radio as a point of reference and will be broadcast within the framework of this year's EBU Ars Acustica Special Evening. Radio's 100th anniversary goes back to the first wireless transmission of sound and voice by Reginald Aubrey Fessenden on Christmas Eve 1906. This transmission was the starting point from which
"Fessenden went on to develop the theory and practice of continuous wave transmission that we use today for AM and FM radio broadcasts." (Peter Courtemanche).

For this international event, the Ars Acustica Group has designed a way to organize the contents which are contributed as sound "presents". Via ISDN-lines or the Internet the contributions are collected at two main points, in Vienna (ORF) and Stockholm (SR), where they are sent to the two EBU satellite channels Ravel (R) and Verdi (V). Both satellite channels (R and V) offer “ready-to-broadcast” materials along with signature-tunes and broadcast-identifications.

Satellite Schedules
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Schedule Channel VERDI

Live Stream

19:05 – 19:15 Live from Stockholm (SR)
19:15 – 19:45 Live from Madrid (RNE) 
19:45 – 20:15 Live from Florence (RAI) 
20:15 – 20:45 Live from Dortmund (WDR) 
20:45 – 21:15 Live from Helsinki (YLE) 
21:15 – 21:45 Live from Brussels (RTBF) 
21:45 – 22.15 Live from Paris (Radio France) 
22:15 – 22:30 Live from Moscow (Radio Russia)
22:30 – 22:55 Live from Stockholm (SR) 

Schedule Channel RAVEL

Live Stream

19:05 – 19:30 Live from Hainburg, Austria (IMA)
19:30 – 20:00 Live from Zagreb (Croatian Radio)
20:00 – 20:30 Live from Prague (Czech Radio)
20:30 – 21:00 Live from Bratislava (Slovak Radio) 
21:00 – 21:30 Live from Belgrade (RTS Radio Belgrade) 
21:30 – 21:40 Live from St. Barbara (August Black) 

21:40 – 22:00 Live from Antwerp (Radio-No-Radio)

Art's Birthday Party Live from Antwerp (Radio-No-Radio)


"Ancient life was all silence. In the nineteenth century, with the invention of the machine, Noise was born." words by Luigi Rusollo.

Can we make a same statement for radio ?

What if radio wasn't invented 100 years ago ?

RADIO-NO-RADIO try's to find answers, listen therefore to the silences between today's radio stations.

We hear randomized long-, middle-, shortwave and fm silence samples on a interactive 16 channel speaker installation.

From 13.00 these radio silences sound in the public library DE DRIEHOEK Antwerp / Ekeren until it closes at 20.00 . Continuing we organize an ART'S BIRTHDAY party from 20.00 to 24.00

4 musicians and 1 actor improvise in the RADIO-NO-RADIO soundscape. The public is free to walk around. This performance becomes part of the EBU ARS ACUSTICA event ART'S BIRTHDAY 2007.

Participating artists:
André Goudbeek - bandoneon
Tom Hannes - voice
Peter Jaqcuemijn - double bass
Jan Pillaert - tuba
Dirk Wauters - percussion
Floris van Manen - programming
Ronny Pringels - Website
Klaas Janssens, engineer
Luc Gubbels - production for MARABOU vzw.
Ward Weis - concept and direction.

With the support of the Antwerp City council / Ekeren
22:00 – 22:20 Live from Netherlands (VPRO)
22:20 – 22:40 Live from Vienna (ORF) 
22:40 – 23:00 Live from Vancouver (Western Front)