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Ars Acustica Group


In 2008 the Ars Acustica group is joining the international Art's Birthday Parties already for the 4th time. The members of the AA Group have invited radioartists to focus for Art's Birthday 2008: "Forever young" on thoughts and ideas on how pop-culture and pop-music can sound in the future. Most of the contributions take "Forever young" as a point of reference and will be broadcast within the framework of this year's EBU Ars Acustica Special Evening.

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.

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Schedule Channel RAVEL

Live Stream

19:05 – 19:30 Radio Belgrade (Live from Belgrade) 
19:30 – 20:00 Radio Grenouille live from
20:00 – 20:30 Slovak Radio (Live from Bratislava) 
20:30 – 21:00 Ward Weis live from

21:00 – 21:30 Czech Radio (Live from Prague)


Art’s Birthday “Sixties Reloaded” will reconnect artists world-wide in a birthday party to celebrate the 1,000,044th anniversary of art. On air on ČRo Vltava and EBU satellites, on-line via Radio Lemurie.

Experiment is future mainstream. This sentence has echoed since the first days of modern art and avant-garde as an inciting comment for progressive and innovative production. What fortunes has the avant-garde vision been through, which originally considered itself the true vanguard of artistic developments to come? Art’s Birthday 2008 will present the current works of Czech and Slovak musicians, graphic artists, poets, and performers, who will reflect the most fruitful period of artistic experiment in this country, the 1960s. The authors, who themselves represent the contemporary Czech and Slovak artistic experiment, will present a reflection on the widely known 1960s works, arrayed in contemporary musical language and technology, under the codename Sixties Reloaded. The principles and techniques applied in the original works will thus gain new realisations in the form of musical and audio-art compositions.

Dramaturgical concept: Martin Blažíček, Lukáš Jiřička
Collaboration: Experimental Space Roxy/NoD, Asociace Mlok, Radio Lemurie

Lloyd Dunn (cz/usa)
Micro sample re-interpretation of Jan Rychlík’s “African Cycle”, 1962
(12 min.)

Lloyd Dunn’s composition on the motifs of Rychlík’s African Cycle examines the latent emotional content of the original sound via complex harmony shifts (sometimes discordant) of the manipulated fragments of the original composition. This is done by means of micro sampling and multiple layering over the original recording. The sound manipulation takes place on an elementary basis – on shifts of the frequency and tempo; very little in digital processing. This method of distillation results in a sound which has nothing to do with the original recording, but amplifies its emotional qualities.

Lloyd Dunn

Born in Iowa in 1957, graduate in linguistics, photography and intermedia at the University of Iowa. He has taken part in the activities of the Public Works Production art group since 1987, including sound, image and performance activities with the exclusive use of found materials. Under The Tape-Beatles (with John Heck), he has done projection performances and multiple-screen shows with found 16mm films since 1991. Between 1983 and 1998, he was editor of the Photostatic magazine, focusing on sound and typographic poetry, xerographics, and texts on art in all its forms. In 2004-05, he was external lecturer on experimental radio production at the Bauhaus in Weimar. He lives and works in Prague.

Michal Kindernay: trans*oph An audio-visual rescript of the work of Alois Piňos,
composer and theoretician, representative of New Music, ca. 1970
(12 min.)

trans*oph is an audio-visual rescript of the work of Alois Piňos, a prominent musical composer and theoretician, a representative of New Music. The composition is an analogy on the original transference and transforming approaches applied in this case to connect image and sound. The score for Piňos’ original composition was the starting point, serving as a manual and map from which to examine the relations between sound (music) and video image. By means of new technologies, the composition is transformed into imagery and enhanced with additional elements: temporal and spatial interplay, an interview between music and image, which are irreconcilable as media only seemingly. In the final video composition with a new sound, the processes culminate in a feedback. The process is reiterated and transforms Piňos’ original sound composition as another of the input motifs used. The video component of the project live on

Michal Kindernay
Born 1978, graduated from FAVU Brno, studio of academic painter Peter Rónai. His productions make use of interactive connections of sound, image, and other inputs. He works in an environment of interactive computer applications designed for work with sound and image, such as MAX and PureData. He uses them largely as open and interactive composition systems, helping him define the form of his work using an algorithm affecting various parameters of his audio-visual compositions in real time. His previous works include both video performances and installations, and interactive Internet-based projects (It's fun to be bohemian, 2007, with Lenka Dolanová); he frequently collaborates with the Belgian sound artist Guy Van Belle.
21:30 – 22:00 ORF (Live from Vienna) 
22:00 – 22:30 SWR (Live from Baden-Baden) 
22:30 – 23:00 Western Front, Vancouver 

Schedule Channel VERDI

Live Stream

19:05 – 19:15 YLE (Live from Helsinki) 
19:15 – 19:45 DeutschlandRadio Kultur (Live from Berlin) 
19:45 – 20:15 RNE (Live from Madrid) 
20:15 – 20:35 SR (Live from Stockholm)
20:35 – 21:00 Radio Slovenia (Live from Ljubljana) 
21:00 – 21:15 RTBF (Live from Brussels) 
21:15 – 21:45 Croatian Radio (Live from Zagreb) 
21:45 – 22:15 VPRO (Live from Hilversum) 
22:15 – 22:25 SR (Live from Stockholm) 
22:25 – 22:55 RTE (Live from Dublin)