Sunday, 7. March 2010, 23:03 - 23:45, Ö1



CD Presentation „20 Years EBU Ars Acustica“


Ars Acustica is a group within the European Broadcasting Union which was founded in 1989 to produce and exchange pieces of radio art, to organize common cross-border events and to promote a debate on the potentials and purpose of radio as a space for art. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the group has published a CD with selected works from the last years. Kunstradio presents four excerpts of the two CDs, which may give an idea of the diversity of pieces included.

1) Alessandro Bosetti: “Zahre – Noise of the Month”, January 2006

The Noise of the Month (Geräusch des Monats) is a sound art piece of five minutes. It artistically shapes the dead air placed between programmes whenever a radio drama, documentary or sound art production is shorter than its time slot.
This concept won the Prix Europa 1998 (Market Place of Ideas). The Noise of the Month has been composed by Hanna Hartman, Martin Daske, Mario Verandi, Alessandro Bosetti and Thomas Köner.
For his turn in 2006, Alessandro Bosetti chose the title Zwölfzungen (TwelveTongues / Twelve Languages): "I collected recordings of eleven languages I'm not, or partially, able to speak and understand. Moreover, I invented a twelfth. With each of them, I made a piece of music by escaping from the meaning of words and concentrating on their specific sounds, letting my ears
concentrate and developing all the sound details I'd been captivated by."
The inhabitants of Sauris (Zahre) in the Eastern Italian Alps speak a medieval German dialect.
Produced by Deutschlandradio Kultur  HYPERLINK ""

2) Els Viaene: “Forever Young” (2007)

Forever young was the theme of Ars Acustica’s event "Art’s Birthday Party 2008". For this performance, Els Viaene takes us on an imaginary journey of naturalistic and organic environments with a little nostalgic flavour. An ever evolving landscape based on field recordings and electronically designed sounds.
Produced by André Defossez, Musiq‘3 (RTBF)  HYPERLINK ""

3) Hanna Hartmann: “Night Lock”

Hanna Hartman is a Swedish sound artist living in Berlin. From 2007 to 2009, she was composer-in-residence at Swedish Radio Ltd. Hanna Hartman is represented by the label
Produced by Swedish Radio – Music Department

4) ProTon Sonic Art (Agnieszka Waligórska and Pekka Sirén): “RADIO – What Is It?”

Premiered live on 17th January 2007 at the Fine Arts Academy, Helsinki Text sound, radioscape, collage and performing. A live sound performance. "Think of radio as an expanding, undulating space, where voices are freely flowing and continuously creating new meanings, new kinds of constructions, new auditory actions, new connections..."
Produced by ProTon Sonic Art Group