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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)

Programme: Joy Enjoy!
Orchestra: JRMO (Joystick Radio Melody Orchestra)

Robert Rudolf - IGL - (Meta-Leader)
Ján Ančic - IGK - (Key-stretcher)
Karol Horvath - IGK - (Key-stretcher)
Givan Bell - IGK - (Key-stretcher)
Bohdan Fedor - IGK - (Key-stretcher)
Juraj Ďuriš - IGT - (Time-stretcher)
Katarína Smiková - IGS - (Meta-Scanner)
Laco Kerata - IGS - (Meta-Singer)
Roman Laščiak - IGS - (Meta-Sound)
Vladimír Slaninka - IGC - (Color-stretcher)
ARTe - ACD - Artistic Concrete Director
Emil - TCD - Technical Concrete Director
*IG - (Intergalactic)


Méta-Mallette (Meta-Instrument)

Méta-Mallette is Meta-Instrument controlled by the hands of the player or ensembles, which groups the players manipulating a joystick. This configuration is often used for pedagogical purposes, but not only. Based on sample manipulation this “game” is perfectly able to seduce a professional musician. Intuitive sound transformation could be also accompanied by its video representation, changing the Meta-Mallet into a charming multi media instrument that we play with great pleasure.

Puce Muse exists already about two decades. All this period was dedicated to musical research, electronic instrument development, concert organisation and musical pedagogy. Puce-Muse founder, Serge de Laubier, is a French composer, sound engineer and musician who studied at the Paris Conservatory and at the Louis Lumière National School.

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(1963) born in Bratislava, studied the composition and computer music at several music schools in Slovakia and France. After the composition studies at the Conservatory (with Juraj Pospisil) and University of Fine Arts in Bratislava (with Ivan Hrusovsky), he continued his studies in Paris. The classes with Yoshihisha Taira and François-Bernard Mâche inspired his musical and compositional development.

First contact with electro acoustic music made in Bratislava Experimental Studio of Slovak Radio revealed his interest in new technology and the stay in Stockholm Electro acoustic Studio confirmed this choice. Later he enters the class of electro acoustic music composition with Michel Zbar at Conservatory of Boulogne-Billancourt.

Interested by visual art, since the 80’he works with painters, sculptors and designers on multimedia projects. These installations were exposed in France, Slovakia, Canada, and Austria.

His recent work is inspired by electro acoustic live performance. He has taken part in different concerts and workshops of contemporary music and electro acoustic music as composer and interpreter. He works also as music programme producer at Radio France and he teaches the electro acoustic composition at the Noisy-le-Sec Conservatory.


Ján ANČIC, Mgr. Art.

Profile: music composer, keyboards player, sound designer
Born: 7.9.1979 Trenčín  , Slovakia
Education: Conservatoire in Bratislava - composition department - Peter Martinček as a teacher.
(1996-2002): Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Bratislava - Film and TV faculty - sound design(2002-2007)

Free-lance jobs: music for television, movies, commercials, theatre and cartoons, Bratislava and Trencin (Slovakia), Prague and Zlin – Czech Republic (2000 - 2007)
Software synthesizer programming patches for Linplug company (Berlin, Germany), Bratislava (2006)
Sound engineering in Opona Studio, Bratislava (since 2005)
Music composing and sound engineering in Experimental Studio of Slovak Radio, Bratislava (since 2006)
Sound engineering in V-club, Bratislava (2003 - 2004)
Music teacher- basic school of arts - composition, Trencin (1999)
Music teacher – Yamaha school of keyboards playing, Bratislava (2001)
Sound designer - Nova Scena Theatre in Bratislava (2008)
Different jobs in United Kingdom (Scotland, 2004, London, 2008, Southampton 2008)

Music composer/arranger able to compose many different genres of music, from classical through pop & electronic styles to scenic theatre music and scores for a movie.
Piano and keyboard player, programmer of synthesizer presets, sound designer and teacher of music.



Karol Horváth was born on 15 February 1961 in Bratislava. He graduated from the Philosophical Faculty of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Prešov. He worked as a shepherd, clerk in the town´s administration, teacher, barkeeper, journalist, dramaturg, sound technician and theatre director. At present he works in Slovak Radio. He has written several theatre and radio plays and also a few television scripts. He is an author of short stories books. Now he is writing a cyberpunk novel.


Givan BELL

Born 1959 in Belgium. After studying literature and linguistics, a little philosophy and sculpting, he made a radical switch to computer music at the end of the 1980s. He has been involved in experimental media art in its many different forms since 1990. First, he restlessly lived and worked in Belfast, Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels, New York, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Den Haag, Berlin. His most important virtual organisations were Stellingname (1984-1989), Young Farmers Caim Future (1990-2000), dBONANZAh! (1998-2002), and finally (2002-?) and Society of Algorithm (2004-?). These setups were merely covers for collaboratively investigating the many different forms of creativity from real and non-physical people, including machines. His work was mainly synaesthetic, realtime generated, abstract, algorithmic, and gradually abandoning the familiar settings, parameters and skills for production, display and reception of the work of art as we know it today. He wrote critico-comical pamphlets about art and technology from an anti-post-modernist anti-neo-liberal background. Like everyone in that field and at that time, throughout his life, he had many money problems, many friends and even more enemies. Since fall Bratislava under the name of Gívan Belá. The city does not plan a statue yet.


Bohdan FEDOR

Academy of performing Arts and Music, Bratislava -1997 – 2002, Theory of Music
Academy of Arts, Banská Bystrica - 2004 – 2005, Composition
Philosophic al Faculty of Comenius University - 2005 – present, PhD student at Music Management

Musical experience:

Author of more than 20 pieces Ex Tempore show on Slovak Radio
Music composer of web projects on
Content manager of music channel
Working on own CD „SoundShip“


Web marketing and content manager



(1954) graduated at the Slovak Technical University in 1978 and since then he has been working at the Experimental Studio of Radio Bratislava. He achieved his music and composition education through private studies. He participated in creation of several electroacoustic compositions and produced a number of his own projects. He participates in several intermedia activities and computer art projects in Slovakia and abroad. He worked in the Radio Bratislava Experimental Studio as Programme Adviser and specialist for electro acoustic and computer music.

Member of jury 1991 - 2003 Concorso Internazionale <<Luigi Russolo>> in Varese, Italy, - member of jury Musica Nova - 1995 - 2007 Prague, - member of jury IREM (International Rostrum of Electroacoustic - UNESCO - Helsinki 94, Amsterdam 96, Rome 2004, - member of jury SPACE 96 – Stockholm, - member of the EBU Ars Acustica working group 2000 - 2005, (European Broadcasting Union), TauKay Udine and PRIX EUROPA 2006.

He is director of Creative Centre and Experimental Studio of Slovak Radio, chairman of CECM Bratislava (Centre for Electro acoustic and Computer Music Bratislava) and teacher on Academy of Arts in Bratislava.


Katarína SMIKOVÁ

(1981) was born in Poprad. She studied journalism at the Commenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. As a journalist she worked in magazine Dotyky, Radio Twist and Slovak Radio. Presently she is studying photography at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. She works with photography for over eight years and exhibited her works in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. 



Laco Kerata was born in 1961 at Novaky, Slovakia. From 1984 to 1989 he studied acting and theatre directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. In 1991 he was one of the cofounders of the theatre Stoka that was in the first half of the 90ies of the 20th century one of the most popular experimental theatre in Slovakia. He was both an actor and co-author of many performances in this theatre. In 2001 he started to work in Theatre Med as a director and writer. He has written several books of poetry, short stories and one novel. He has been a member of several music projects as a singer and performer.



(born 1959) studied at the Department of Electronics of the Slovak Technical University, focusing on acoustics and audio-technology. Since 1984 he has been working as sound engineer in Slovak Radio Bratislava at the Department of cross-sectional audio-technical activities, in the nineties he took part in festivals of electro acoustic music organized by Experimental studio. He co-operates also with contemporary Slovak composers (Daniel Matej, Marek Piaček), with ensembles of contemporary music (, OVER4TEA, VENI), chamber music (Bratislava Chamber Soloist), he is invited to cooperate with music festivals (NEXT, Multiplace, Melos Ethos, Pohoda) and on multi-medial events. Occasionally he works on projects of visual artist Ilona Németh.



(1957) - he studied art and pedagogy at the Commenius University in Trnava, Slovakia. He worked as teacher of art for fifteen years and then as a journalist in Slovak Radio. At present he works as Director of Internet Department of Slovak Radio.


ARTe - ACD - Artistic Concrete Director (dwarf)
Emil - TCD - Technical Concrete Director (Electronic Music Industry Leader) (dwarf)


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)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)