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Ars Acustica Group


In 2009 the Ars Acustica (AA) group is joining the international Art's Birthday Parties already for the 5th time. This year the Ars Acustica is celebrating Art’s Birthday on January 16th - the evening before the birthday. Radio artists are involved by the members of the group to focus on the saying “Safe and Sound”. In a rapidly changing and increasingly unforeseeable world, safety has become a major concern on many levels of public and private life. The double meaning of the word sound as acoustic phenomenon and as synonym for good health points to the role of the aural sense and the voice as crucial devices of human self-perception.

The Ars Acustica Group has joined the international Art’s Birthday parties in 2004. Since then it organizes the contributed contents like most of the participants of the Art’s Birthday Network ( do - as "presents" for ART. Via ISDN-lines and/or the Internet the contributions are collected at two 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. Both channels can also be further mixed or remixed with other live-material.

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Schedule Channel RAVEL

Live Stream

19:05 – 19:20 ORF Kunstradio, Vienna - Live from Hainburg 
19:20 – 19:40 SK/SR, Bratislava - Live from Hainburg (Austria) 
19:40 – 20:00 CZCR - Live from Prague (Czech Republic) 
20:00 – 20:20 RTVSLO - Live from Ljubljana (Slovenia) 

20:20 – 20:40 RNE - Live from Madrid (Spain)



The physical dimension of sound, its potential to become a source of corporal pleasure, its invisibility, its immateriality, its power to generate emotions or affect our bodies without passing through the barriers of reason and without leaving traces… All these aspects have turned particularly important in the context of a society of control, where the different discourses of power need technologies to perform their dominance, or simply to attack and defend themselves. This is the role of sonic weapons.

The sound work proposed by, a radiophonic short tale placed somewhere between a documentary and a radio-art piece, is based in the remix of audiovisual documents found across a long and deep research about certain uses, developments and technological implementations of sound. The work proposes both a conceptual approximation to this subject matter and a revealing sonic experience, carried out through an analysis of the impact and the effects of these technologies, their uses and their abuses.

Digitally processed sounds from interviews, recordings of sonic weapons, fragments of works by different artists and recordings of acoustic signals and control devices (such as bells, sirens…) made by are mixed and intertwined in “Sonic Weapons”. A radiophonic work that pursues a double goal: on one side, to make the listener aware of a problem that affects sound and listening, conceived as control devices, and, on the other, to create a passionate sonic gesture in order to maintain sound safe and to keep working for its freedom.

During the last two years has organized workshops in Córdoba (Festival Eutopía06), Zaragoza (Centro Gohan), Pontevedra (Casa das Campás), Sevilla (Festival Zemos98), Cuenca (Facultad de Bellas Artes), Sevilla (Festival ZEMOS98), Madrid (La Casa Encendida, Matadero Centro de Arte, Espacio Menos1 y Medialab-Prado), Gijón (LABoral Centro de Arte), Santiago de Compostela (CGAC), Lucena (Festival Sensxperiment) and Vigo (MARCO).

The collective has participated in different international events: “Encuentro Iberoamericano de Paisaje Sonoro” (Madrid, 2007 y 2008), “Jornadas Vibra de arte sonoro y experimental” (Centro de Cultura Contemporánea, Valencia), “Festival de Arte Sonoro Artesons” (Lugo), “Festival Sónar” (Barcelona), “AVLAB” (Medialab-Prado, Madrid), “Proyecto Arte y Pensamiento” (UNIA, Sevilla), “Congreso de Arte y Tecnología Artech06” (Pontevedra), “Festival Eutopía07” (Córdoba), “Paseantes, viaxeiros e paisaxes” conferences (CGAC, Santiago de Compostela), “Artes de mediación. Roles da crítica de arte na era dixital” conferences (CGAC, Santiago de Compostela), “GIS Libre” conferences (Girona), or “Paisajes Sonoros” conferences (Museo de arte Precolombino e Indígena, Montevideo, Uruguay). has also participated in the following exhibitions: “Reinicia” (Casa das Campás de Pontevedra), “Google Art, or How to Hack Google” (New Museum of Contemporary Art de Nueva York), “Redes Aurales” (Festival Sónar de Barcelona) (curators) or “Banquete, Nodos y Redes” (LABoral, Gijón and ZKM. Germany). The collective promoted audioactions in: “CGAC” (Santiago de Compostela), “Círculo de Bellas Artes” (Madrid), “Festival Sensxperiment” (Lucena, Córdoba), “Festival Mediafest” (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), “TV de Galicia” or “Festival Zemos98” (Sevilla). has coordinated the following international events: “Hearing Cartographies. Sound and Place”, and the Cinema Season about the social history of the sound “Audiovisións”, both of them at the CGAC. It has edited two publications: “ Audio-HackLAB” and “Hearing Cartographies. Sound and Place”, as part of the Proxecto-Edición (CGAC, MARCO and Fundación Luis Seoane).


Members of

Chiu Longina

Anthropologist. Musicology studies. Sound artist and creator of acoustic spaces. Member of the production team of the IFI Sound Art Festival (Universidad de Vigo, School of Fine Arts/Pazo da Cultura, Pontevedra), member of the group SINSALaudio (Vigo,), of the artist collective Alg-a, and of the “Centro de Creación Experimental de Cuenca” (School of Fine Arts, Universidad de Castilla La-Mancha). Co-editor of the net projects and PhD student in arts and member of the Research Group DX7 Tracker, in the School of Fine Arts (Pontevedra, Universidad de Vigo). Freelance curator.

Horacio González

Fine Arts Graduate. Programmer and coordinator of the IFI Sound Art Festival (Universidad de Vigo, School of Fine Arts/Pazo da Cultura, Pontevedra). PhD student in engineering and member of the Research Group DX7 Tracker, in the School of Fine Arts (Pontevedra, Universidad de Vigo).

Juan-Gil López

Musicologist. Member of the net projects and In the last years he has developped some interdisciplinary research projects in the fields of ethnomusicology (music and ethnicity), contemporary music, and about the relationship between music and Fine Arts. PhD student in music and arts, he is writting his doctoral thesis about "aurality", soundscape and the use of evironmental sounds in the contemporary sound creation, as a member of the Research Group DX7 Tracker, in the School of Fine Arts (Pontevedra, Universidad de Vigo).

20:40 – 21:00 Ward Weis - Live from Antwerp (Belgium)Website   
21:00 – 21:20 RTS - Live from Belgrade (Serbia) 
21:20 – 21:40 VPRO - Live from Hilversum (The Netherlands)Website   
21:40 – 22:00 Radio Tilos, Budapest - Live from Hainburg (Austria)Website   
22:00 – 22:20 VPRO - Live from Hilversum (The Netherlands)Website   
22:20 – 22:40 RTP - Live from Lisbon (Portugal) 
22:40 – 23:00 RTR - Live from Moscow (Russia)Website   

Schedule Channel VERDI

Live Stream

19:05 – 19:10 - SR - Live from Stockholm (Sweden)Website   
19:10 – 19:30 - YLE - Live from Helsinki (Finland) 
19:30 – 19:50 - YLE - Live from Helsinki (Finland) 
19:50 – 20:10 - ERR - Live from Tallinn (Estonia)Website   
20:10 – 20:30 - GRF/SRF - Live from Paris (France) 
20:30 – 20:50 - PRT/PR- Live from Warsaw (Poland) 
20:50 – 21:10 - CR - Live from Prague (Czech Republic) 
21:10 – 21:30 - DKU - Live from Berlin (Germany)Website   
21:30 – 21:50 - RSR - Live from Lausanne (Switzerland) 
21:50 – 22:10 - SWR - Live from Baden-Baden (Germany) 
22:10 – 22:30 - RTBF - Live from Brussels (Belgium) 
22:30 – 22:55 - SR - Live from Stockholm (Sweden)