Part 1
Part 2+3
Free Network
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
All times in GMT - to find out your time (

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)

Art's Birhday Party - Live from Moscow (Radio Russia)

stream: mms://

The piece is supposed to be a musical reflection on radio as a physical phenomenon, mass media and art object, on the history of radio, its role in the life of the audience and broadcast creators.

This piece will consist of musical themes played by specially synthesized timbres, radio noises used also as drums and fragments of historical radio broadcasts. All the components are processed and mixed real time in a form of improvised dialogue between proposed document material and a sound artist. Unfortunately this live concert will not have live audience in studio. We will be performing at 01.15 a.m. in Moscow... So RadioReflections will meet the listeners in a Radio Space.
Written on 10th January 2007

Oleg Makarov - Composer, performer

Born in 1979. Graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory Academic College of Music and Ippolitov-Ivanov State Music Pedagogic Institute. Composes music of different styles – from academic to modern, including chamber instrumental, vocal and electroacoustic music.
Member of Moscow Association of Electroacoustic Music. Assistant editor of the “Music for Synthesizer” magazine.
His compositions were performed at the international festivals: Moscow Autumn-2003 – 2006,
International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music 2004 (Roma, Italy),
Synthese 2004 – 2006 (Bourges, France),
Archipel Festival 2005 (Geneva, Switzerland) Musica Viva 2005 (Lisbon, Portugal) and others.

Dmitriy Nikolaev -Producer

Born in 1960. 1985 graduated from GITIS – State Theatre Academy. Theatre stage director in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Samara, Perm, Kishinev, Tula, Ekaterinburg. Radio Drama Director, Radio Russia, Radio Kultura. Guest radio director: Slovenia, Poland, Hungary, Germany (Deutschland Radio Berlin and WDR Akustische Kunst), ORF Drama, Austria; BBC, UK. TV fiction director, TV Kultura. Ars Acustica producer. Ars Acustica pieces were broadcast by 23 stations in 17 countries. 1994 «Eloquence du son» Award at Phonurgia Nova Contest of International Maison de Radio in France. 1994 International prize of Polish Radio. 1996 Ostankino International Radio Festival Prize for Experimental Production.
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) 
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)