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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) 
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)

“Long Winter Night Safe Burglary Sound Story“

In dark times of global financial & economic crisis Art must do its best to feel “Safe and Sound”. Rising up funding in a new unexpected ways sometimes is very essential for Art (and artists) as well as finding new unusual impressive musical and sound instruments. So Dmitriy Nikolaev will try to rise up funding (real time on air) by force opening safe using following sound instruments - skeleton key, hammer, chisel, drill, disc saw and some others (not to mention here secret ones). Oleg Makarov (who is not so experienced in force opening safes but very good in sound possessing) will pick up noise into his laptop and will create beautiful harmonic sound picture of this interesting and useful process . This will happen very late (01.40 AM Moscow time) at dark, gloomy, cold, snowy, windy winter night of Arts Birthday. No public will be invited to keep the intimacy of the concert.

Oleg Makarov

Born in 1979
Graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory College and State Music Pedagogic Institute. Composes music of different styles from academic to modern, including chamber instrumental, vocal and electroacoustic music. Editor-in-chief of the Russian "Electronic music" magazine. Live experimental electronic music performer.
Participant of the Moscow Laptop Cyber Orchestra.
His electroacoustic compositions were performed at the international festivals: Moscow Autumn-2003 2006, International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music 2004 (Roma, Italy), Synthese 2004 2006 (Bourges, France), Archipel Festival 2005 (Geneva, Switzerland), Musica Viva 2005 (Lisbon, Portugal) and others.
2007 Special Radio Drama Jury Commendation Prix Europa, Berlin.

Dmitriy Nikolaev

Born in 1960.
1985 graduated from GITIS – (Russian Academy for Theatre Art).
Theatre Stage director in State Repertoire Theatres in Moscow, St Petersburg, Samara, Perm, Kishinev, Tula, Ekaterinburg.
Radio Drama Director, Radio Russia, Radio Kultura.
Guest radio director:Slovenia, Poland, Hungary, Germany.
Co productions with WDR Akustische Kunst, ORF Drama, BBC, ABC.
Ars Acustica producer
Ars Acustica piece “The Tune” was on air in 17 countries
1994 «Eloquence du son» Award at Phonurgia Nova Contest of International Maison de Radio in France.
1994 International prize of Polish Radio.
1996 Ostankino International Radio Festival Prize for Experimental Production.
2007 Special Radio Drama Jury Commendation Prix Europa, Berlin.


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)