Art's Birthday 2005 Network

Radio Russia
An EBU Ars Acustica group event.

21:11-21:30 GMT

Audio-Stream: mms://

The program is a meeting point for sound artists from various countries playing their compositions on the theme of what artists consider “typical sound(s) of their time and location”. Radio and internet are used as a podium for performers physically separated, but united by the Art of Ars Acustica.

Every participant will have his or her solo and is then invited to take part in a live jam session that happens in the last 5 minutes of the program.

Foreign participants are connected to our studio in Moscow:

1. Ward Weis, Antwerp, Belgium, by internet.

2. The team of Miloš Vojtěchovský and Michal Rataj, Prague, Czech Republic, by ISDN line and Verdi channel of the EBU satellite

Moscow's contribution is the musical composition “White Noise” based on various pre-recorded sounds of snow treated by the imagination of composer Sergey Zagniy. Also live sounds from Moscow's streets will be heard in the mix. All parts are mixed by Dmitriy Nikolaev in the studio of Radio Russia RTR.

Technical coordination is managed by Mrs. Svetlana Krutova, International Relations Radio Russia. E-mail:


Sergei Zagny

is a composer and musicologist. He was born in 1960 in Moscow. He was graduated from Moscow Conservatory in 1988 as a composer (Prof. Albert Leman) and as a theorist (Prof. Vsevolod Zaderatsky). In his theoretical works he explored new class of musical transformations based on the concept of mathematical function. The idea was realized in “Four Canons”, 1981. In “Klaviermusik von J. S. BACH”, 1977-2002, he recreated works, presumed to have been composed by Johann Sebastian Bach or his contemporaries. Zagny is also a performer of his own music on piano, organ, improvised music on nontraditional instruments, author and participant of performances, installations and other artistic projects. He collaborated with Lew Rubinstein, Dmitry Prigov, Sasha Pepelyaev, Masha Chuykova, Slava Guyvoronsky, Lina Petrova, Anna Koleichuk, Mark Pekarsky, Theodor Tezhik, Boris Juchananov and others. Music of Zagny was performed in Russia, Italy, Germany, USA, Britain, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Japan, Estonia, at many international music and theater festivals (“Alternativa”, Moscow; “Bang on a Can”, New York; “Edinburgh International Festival”, Edinburgh, etc). John Cage First Russian Prize Laureate (1992).


Dmitriy Nikolaev

Born in 1960. 1980-85 graduate from GITIS – State Theatre Academy . 1985-1988 post-graduate courses, GITIS Acting teacher in GITIS (Theatre Academy) , in Moscow Malyi theatre school, in the Institute of Culture, Moscow.
Guest teacher – Toonel school, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Nordic House, Torshavn, Faeroe Islands; Podium festival in Moscow.

1983-2002 Stage director in State Repertoire Theatres in Moscow, St Petersburg, Samara, Perm, Kishinev, Tula, Ekaterinburg. Staged 21 plays.

1991-2004 Radio Drama Director, Radio Russia.

Guest radio director: Slovenia, Poland, Hungary, Germany (Deutschland Radio Berlin and WDR Akustische Kunst) ORF Drama, Austria; ABC Australia & BBC,UK.