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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)
21:30 – 22:00 ORF (Live from Vienna) 

22:00 – 22:30 SWR (Live from Baden-Baden)

1.000.045th Art's Birthday! – reDeSigning the future…forever young

SWR2 ars acustica will celebrate Art's Birthday 2008 in cooperation with the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe.

Five extraordinary composers/musicians with an aim to approach the molecules of acoustic art in their different ways – communicating, discussing, celebrating pop.

Jaap Blonk (vocals)
born 1953, in Woerden (NL); is a self-taught composer, performer and poet. He went to university for mathematics and musicology but did not finish those studies. In the late 1970s he took up saxophone and started to compose music. A few years later he discovered his potential as a vocal performer, at first in reciting poetry and later on in improvisations and his own compositions. For almost two decades the voice was his main means for the discovery and development of new sounds. From around the year 2000 on Blonk started work with electronics, at first using samples of his own voice, then extending the field to include pure sound synthesis as well. He took a year off of performing in 2006. As a result, his renewed interest in mathematics made him start a research of the possibilities of algorithmic composition for the creation of music, visual animation and poetry.
As a vocalist, Jaap Blonk is unique for his powerful stage presence and almost childlike freedom in improvisation, combined with a keen grasp of structure. He performed in many European countries, as well as in the U.S. and Canada, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa and Latin America. With the use of live electronics the scope and range of his concerts has acquired a considerable extension.
He was the founder and leader of the long-standing bands Splinks (modern jazz, 1983-1999) and BRAAXTAAL (avant-rock, 1987-2005). He also has his own record label, Kontrans, featuring a total of 15 releases so far. Other Blonk recordings appeared on Staalplaat, Basta and VICTO.

Markus Popp / Oval (electronics)
born 1968, in Darmstadt (D); computer musician. Cofounder of the Laptop Scene founded in the mid-1990s, and mastermind of the so-called Glitch Style. Since the formation Microstoria (with Jan Werner from Mouse on Mars) and Oval (originally with Sebastian Oschatz, today working solo) Pop concentrates on digital, clicking and humming sounds, characteristic sounds the result of calculating mistakes or computer crashes, and he develops an original processing style for handling them, whose repetitive patterns convey depictions of the internal organizational mechanisms of digital systems. Pop sees concepts such as musical intuition and creativity in the Age of System Theory and Digital Calculating as obsolete. He also sees the musician as being the mediator of technological aesthetics; lives in Berlin.

Martin Brandlmayr (drums/electronics)
born 1971, in Bad Ischl (A); studies of classical percussion, University of Music and performing Arts in Vienna bands and projects: radian, trapist, polwechsel, kapital band, autistic daughters.
Collaborations with Siegrun Appelt, Burkhard Beins, Tony Buck, John Butcher, Peter Brandlmayr, dieb 13, Axel Dörner, Christian Fennesz, Franz Hautzinger, Gina Hell, Florian Kmet, Christof Kurzmann, Toshimaru Nakamura, Andrea Neumann, Rashim, Sachiko M, Stefan Schneider, Burkhard Stangl, David Sylvian, John Tilbury, Otomo Yoshihide,...
It´s all about soundmolecules and their identity, movement, sequencing, sound and silence.

Werner Dafeldecker (double bass/electronics)
born 1964, in Vienna (A); Werner Dafeldecker studied double bass at the Konservatorium in Vienna. He is a member of Ton.Art, Burkhard Stangl's Maxixe and works in a duo with Uli Fussenegger. He has worked with Eugene Chadbourne, Gene Coleman, Ned Rothenberg, Walter Malli, Tom Varner, Franz Kogelmann, Christoph Kurzmann, Christian Fennesz, Wayne Horvitz, Tony Buck, Jim O«Rourke, Radu Malfatti, Kevin Drumm, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Maxixe, Ton.Art and others. He has composed for several different ensembles, theatre and crossover: Klangforum Wien, European Tuba Quartet, Polwechsel, Shabotinski and Ton.Art among others.
Werner Dafeldecker founded the avant-garde label Durian Records in 1995. His current projects include Polwechsel - John Butcher, Burkhard Stangl, Michael Moser - with two recordings on hat ART and Shabotinski. With Christian Mühlbacher he has created Diphtongs: compositions of a virtual group created from pre-recorded solos from improvisors that includes Radu Malfatti, Michael Moser and Burkhard Stangl.

Matthias Schubert (sax)
born 1960, in Kassel (D); he owns one of the most prominent voices of the european jazz a tenorsaxophon of extreme expressivity. This distinctive voice set accents – with Albert Mangelsdorff, Gunter Hampel, Manfred Bründl, Klaus König or the Jungle Pilots. Schubert got his first awards in the early 80ies, 1995 he got the SWR jazz prize. His quartet with Simon Nabatov, Lindsey Horner and Tom Rainey released three CDs in the 90ies.
Nothing is farther than the self-evident, the mainstream-convention, the ready-made. He is the one who studies piano players in order to get rid of typical saxophone-patterns. The one who asks himself how to accompany a bass-solo as good as possible as saxophone player. Or the one who tries how it sounds to use a telephone card as saxophone reed.

Presenter: Andreas Hagelüken
Director of broadcast: Iris Drögekamp
Editor: Frank Halbig

pop represents popular and means today a musical synchronization of western society.
pop target at the youth and reach the masses.
pop was the precursor of an accelerated world, that lost its own shadow in the intoxication of speed.
pop is history enough for its own.
sampling will sometimes help to remember the world – how it was, is and will be.
sampling is the circumvention of time.
sampling: that is the realization of your own existence with the means of electro acoustic.

On air: 10.05 – 12.00 pm CET SWR2
On site: 8.00 – 12.00 pm CET ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

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)