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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) 
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)

live broadcasting from the &TD Theatre Semicircular Hall

Concept: Frano Đurović and Davorka Begović
Directing and dramaturgy: Frano Đurović
Dubrovnik Metropolis idea: Dalibor Davidović
Frano Đurović (composition, live electronic)
Jasen Chelfi (violoncello)
Production: Drama Department and Classical Music Department of Croatian Radio and the Culture of Change, the Student Centre, Zagreb

Croatia is going to celebrate Art’s Birthday by introducing several music artists of different aesthetics dramaturgically united under the baton of Frano Đurović. The basic idea of the project is to unite the aesthetic, formal and style differences, and to, by manipulation of completed and recorded works, create new music ideas – sometimes proceeding from the musical idea of audio recording, and sometimes using it “insensitively” as a neutral crude material. The program is generally divided into three units: Dubrovnik Metropolis, the 4th Fair of Culture in Off and Undertaste. Đurović’s critical review of promotion of Dubrovnik as a great metropolis, important Mediterranean centre and tourist centre of South Dalmatia is expressed through recorded sounds of the city in winter. Void and occasional sounds of Dubrovnik represent the city in a different context than the one forced in the media and constantly stressed. The 4th Fair of Culture in Off takes as its starting point audio recordings of the music, but not only that, programme of the 4th Fair of Culture, held in December 2007 in all the premises of the Student Centre. The theme of this year’s Festival is the future, and this year as well, it has united all forms of artistic, but also theoretical forms of expression, reflecting on and anticipating the future in the art, culture and society. In that way, Off audio recordings contain interesting answers and anticipations of the future as well as musical performances of the young artists dealing with exploration of sounds, recording sounds from the nature and everything that surrounds them, who often use old tunes and audio recordings as the material for realization of their ideas, or mobile telephones, mp3 players and remote controls as instruments. SC Radio Big Band has also been recorder in Off, made of random passers-by – potential musicians, and the sound was created using old synthesizers, damaged instruments, strange objects, clappers… Undertaste for violoncello and electronic music opposes the acoustic instrument and the computer, and questions the interrelationship between them. Great and extremely talented violoncello player Jasen Chelfi, for whom the piece was written, has only a partial text, while the rest of it he has to improvise himself, what makes the relationship between live instrument and electro-mechanical device even more interesting and unpredictable. Thanks to Đurović’s style and practicality, this combination only broadens the specter and possibilities of violoncello, leaving enough freedom and space for improvisation and “live” act in the first place.

Jasen Chelfi
began his violoncello studies in the class of Prof. Nikola Ružević at the Music Academy of Zagreb, and graduated in 2001 in the class of Prof. Andrej Petrač. Works in Zagreb Philharmony since 2002. Won the third prize at the Alpe-Adria International Competition, same as at the Antonio Janigro International Competition, both in 1996.
He has had a number of concerts by now, of which we would like to point out two solo ones accompanied by the Zagreb Philharmony, and a concert tour with the international Mahler Orchestra, under the baton of Claudio Abbado and Franz Westler – Most. Chelfi is the principal of the Zagreb Philharmony, lately especially interested in electro-music, relationship between electro-machines and acoustic instruments, and relation between music and dance, as well as between music and other arts.

Frano Đurović
(Dubrovnik, June 25, 1971) graduated Composition at the Music Academy of Zagreb in the class of Prof. Frano Parać. After his studies, he perfected his skills in Szombathely, Hungary (Michael Jarrell, Johanness Kretz) and Austria (Jan Jirásek). Besides orchestral, chamber and instrumental compositions, he is the author of numerous electronic and electroacoustic pieces, installations and multimedia projects in which he successfully combines music with various forms of visual arts. He made electronics and directing for the Streetcar Named Desire, ballet by Mladen Tarbuk at the Music biennale in Zagreb in 2005, he is the author of orchestration and arrangement for Tamara Obrovac's music in the film Što je muškarac bez brkova / What is a Man Without a Moustache by Hrvoje Hribar, and the author of the music for the multiply awarded play Ana Karenina, as well as for the play Galeb by the Zagreb Youth Theatre.
The prominent instrumentalists have played his compositions (Friedrich Gauwerky, among others), as well as Zagreb Philharmony Ensemble, Croatian Army Symphonic Orchestra, Dubrovnik Symphonic Orchestra, Cantus Ensemble, Berlin Philharmony Octet. His compositions were performed in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Hungary, Russia. Many of his pieces are represented on CDs of prominent Croatian musicians.
21:45 – 22:15 VPRO (Live from Hilversum) 
22:15 – 22:25 SR (Live from Stockholm) 
22:25 – 22:55 RTE (Live from Dublin)