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

22:30 – 23:00 Western Front, Vancouver

Western Front presents ATTIC ..
drawing the sounds of the future from liminal spaces

..darkness .. feedback .. the creation of cake by sonic currents .. with Anna Friz, Eileen Kage, Roberto Paci Dalò, Jean Routhier, Absolute Value of Noise, and E.D.R. .. special live stream from Tokyo with Don Chow .. a variety of speakers and microphones are used to turn an attic space into a giant feedback chamber .. an acoustical remixing device for remote sound streams .. live performance

Anna Friz
is a sound and radio artist, writer and scholar who divides her time between Toronto and Montréal. From the childhood fiction of "the little people in the radio" to documentary remixes of live political events, she creates dynamic, atmospheric works equally able to reflect upon public media culture or to reveal interior landscapes.

Friz became actively involved in Canadian independent community radio in 1993, and has consistently programmed a weekly show at either CiTR (Vancouver), CKUT (Montréal), or CKLN (Toronto) ever since, as well as initiating special programming events. She was programme director at CiTR from 1997-2000 where she curated 24 Hours of Radio Art in 1999 and 2000.

Since 1998 Friz has predominantly created self-reflexive radio works for international broadcast, installation or performance, where radio is the source, subject, and medium of the work. She creates full-length performances and installations utilizing up to four FM transmitters and a multitude of radio receivers, and has presented these and other works at festivals and venues across North America, and in Europe and Mexico: The Clandestine Transmissions of Pirate Jenny (2003), Radio CRTX (2003), The Automated Prayer Machine (with Annabelle Chvostek, 2004), La Vida Secreta de la Radio (2005), and You are far from us (2006). Her radio works have been heard on licensed and unlicensed airwaves across Canada and U.S.A., in Mexico and across Europe, and on national public radio in Canada, Austria, Germany, Danmark and Mexico. She also intermittently hosts Radio Free Parkdale from her house in Toronto.

Anna Friz is a Ph.D. candidate in the Joint Programme in Communications and Culture at York and Ryerson Universities in Toronto, and a free103point9 transmission artist.

Eileen Kage
is primarily a performer and composer of Taiko. She has been active in Vancouver's Taiko community for 17 years, initiating several groups including Uzume Taiko, Sawagi Taiko and Reijingu Horumonzu. Recently Eileen has started to explore and incorporate digital media in her work.

Roberto Paci Dalo
Italian artist Roberto Paci Dalò belongs to the innovative exponents of the European contemporary arts scene with projects created in music, performing arts, visual arts and film. He lives between Rimini and Berlin and has been recipient of the DAAD Fellowship.
Since 1985 founder and director of the performing arts and production house Giardini Pensili. Since 2006 director of Velvet Factory - space for the arts (Rimini, Italy).
His work has won him international admiration from amongst others, John Cage and Aleksandr Sokurov.

Jean Routhier
has had audio leanings since his first contact with his family's tape recorder. Routhier is an audio wrapper, his approach is similar to a store clerk, bagging everything into the sonic essence. Interested in the gaps and gasps in sounds conducive to the transmission of tales he sometimes hears in the ether, Routhier finds inspiration in everyday situations.

Born in Montréal, Québec, where he completed a BFA at Concordia University(1993), he is presently based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Absolute Value of Noise
Influenced by Merzbow, the Haters and other denizens of noise-art culture, absolute value of noise takes sound to the extreme. Originating as a radio-art program on CiTR FM, Vancouver (from 1988 to 1992), productions include radio-art, performance, installation, net-art and a variety of collaborative projects. The artist works with feedback, distortion, mechanical devices and hand-built instruments to create both intense collages and minimal sonic threads.

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)