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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)

Art's Birthday Party Live from Prague (Czech Radio)

Czech Radio will join the EBU Art´s Birthday 2007 and all participating artists worldwide with two hours live public event, two hours live broadcast on the Czech Radio 3 – Vltava and on the internet on and

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Czech Radio live program will follow the main theme of the 100 years anniversary of radio.

c8400 & machine funck: CRo slice'n'dice live

The high number of radio stations continuously broadcasting their signals to air could mirror the development towards pluralism in society. At the same time, however, it brings about the frustration of having to choose from an increasing number of options. Due to the progress in technology, we are no more restricted by physical limitations of broadcasting capacities. However, this doesn’t help to solve the dilemmas of recipients. At this stage of development, selection, reduction, transformation and re-interpretation of continuous data flows is gaining greater importance.

CRo slice'n'dice live project uses these methods and they are becoming essential methods for all human cultural production, as well as human intellectual activities in general.

The channels broadcasted by Czech Radio and streamed to the Internet will be cut into pieces, morphed and re-assembled in the real time. Two performance components will influence one another: C8400 as a culture DJ and sound de-constructor will surf the available channels and, in real time, mix the music streams and charge them with the electric power of machine noises. Machine Funck will use selected parts of sound data flows to assemble new units that will develop in relation to the broadcasting, as well as the atmosphere at the venue of each concert. Here, the broadcasting of the Czech Broadcasting Company will be interpreted and transformed into its final shape in time of changing music and sound collage.

Listeners will be offered a compressed version of space created in time via transmition through the channels of Czech Radio and this version will be re-created into a new stream of mutually influencing sound events.

Birds Build Nests Underground

Prague-based duo exploring the world of turntable and record manipulation. Since 2003 they have been composing „songs“ based on the sound of vinyl records prepared by stickers, speed manipulation and scratching (by knife!). The band’s sound is a thick tapestry of sound ON and IN the records – the role of clicks & hits is as important as the role of sound fragments recorded on the albums. With the roots in post-industrial music, Birds Build Nests Underground have developed into a band linking psychedelic music and minimalism.

The loop and recycling in BBNU’s music plays a role of a microscope or zoom that enables the exploration of „music under music“, dicovering new details in notorious sounds that are fragmented and put into new contextual environment.

A special programme to celebrate 100th anniversary of the radio broadcasting will use vinyl tracks to explore the sentimental and other reflections of popular radio songs. Listeners will also be able to tune in on frequencies with their favorite hits.

Johana Švarcová, Marian Moštík, Petr Marek – vocals, sound effects
Director: Romana Bohunská

Radio Ivo originated as an experiment to transfer a radio play to theatre stage with no modifications or previous text; just with the opportunity to see the play’s creation. The play ŽIVOT NEDOCENÍŠ (Life Not Fully Appreciated) directed by Romana Bohunská and its re-run with a new theme. The plain character of expression and sound realism flowing in a slow pace. Ordinary stories from everyday life. The trio of actors is made of members of Czech alternative theatre companies- Petr Marek is a founding member of the Moravian improvisation theatre Beruška Decadent Theatre. He is a member of Prague’s Studio Ypsilon theatre, VOSTO5 theatre and an electronic music band MIDI LIDI. He also works as a film director (his feature film LÁSKA SHORA (Love from Above) was released in 2002 and his film NEBÝT DNEŠNí (Not to Be Born Yesterday) last year. Johana Švarcová is a popular member of the DNO theatre in Hradec. She is one of the founders of Teatru Plyšolíno and she performs in the Klicpera theatre in Hradec too. Marian Moštík is a longtime member of the V Soukolí improvisation theatre. All three actors are also members of the collective all-stars-band of the LÁHOR / Soundsystem Moravian improvisation theatres.

ROXY NoD, 19.30 - 22.30 CET

Akihiro Kubota (Tokyo)
Gívan Belá (born Guy van Belle, Praha)
Isjtar (born Albert, Brussels)
Peter Courtemanche (Vancouver)
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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)