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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

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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)

Ahad & én: op. 90117

Duration: ca. 20 minutes

The composition characterised by formation strategy and immediate transitions; the use of unstable acoustic systems and continuous sound layers, unique electronic instruments (circuit bent toys, crackle box, Korg DS-10 etc.) which can develop towards a sound economy, very similar to minimalism’s compositional solutions such as micro-structural and sound reduction space arrangement, respectively a situationist détournement space arrangement (often preferring terrain records and environmental noises). Therefore the members of the ensemble perform a world of sounds with their instruments, and their electroacoustic sequences in which the created sound is separated from the source instrument in both the individual and collective sense. Their piece is characterised by the dramaturgy of the situation of intensive concentration and reaction times (slower and quicker processes) because of a sense of suspension, where sounds are looped for a longer or shorter time, recycled and changed only slightly. Comprising an improvised method of editing, it confronts the listener with an evolving sense of time and duration that transcend questions of musical to focus in the idea of shape, in the potentialities of a sound representation as stream of consciousness.

Zsolt Sőrés

Zsolt Sőrés
H-1086 Budapest, Teleki László tér 19. IV. em. 37.
Tel. (handy): (+36) 30 55 77 925

He was born in Budapest, Hungary in 01/01/1969, and he still lives there. He is a violinist. He is an improvised/electroacoustic and noise musician, performance and conceptual artist. His field of interest and activity – beside music – includes the borderline and the margin of different art forms.

Since 1996 he has been one of the managig editors of the avant-garde and experimental artistic periodical, Magyar Műhely (Hungarian Workshop) and the editor of the musical coloumn of Jump Contemporary Performance Art Magazine. Since 1992 he is the member and the program managing editor of the still independent Tilos Rádió (Forbidden Radio). He has participated in several experimental artistic exhibitions since 1994. He was the musical member of Eszter Gál`s experimental dance company between 1995-1997 and St. Assembly/Company (Hungary)since 1999 and Cie2in1 (Austria-Hungary) since 2004 and he worked with Sylvia Scheidl and Mariella Greil (Austria) in 2005. From 2006 he is also working with Gábor Goda’s Artus Company.

He worked together with other coreographers/dancers, poets, fine artists and conceptual artists such as Bryan Sentes (Canada), Jutta Obenhuber (Germany) and LENGOW & HEyeRMEarS (Slovakia). He was of the co-founder of several hungarian experimental music groups, especially SoKaPaNaSz (1993-1994), Talesco. (1994-1997) and the still exist Spiritus Noister. He has been working together with Zsolt Kovács in the improvisational duo with the name of s.k. since 1994. He has performed music – among others in ad hoc groups and different projects – with Le Quan Ninh (F), Martine Altenburger (F), Alessandro Bossetti (I), Burkhard Stangl (A), Manon Liu Winter (A), Helge Hinteregger (A),Peter Herbert (A/F), Phill Niblock (USA), Ernő Király (YU), KJ Holmes (USA), Martin Klapper (DK), Johannes Bauer (D), Alexander Frangenheim (D), Wolfgang Fuchs(D), Paul Lovens (D), Thomas Lehn (D), Torsten Müller (D), Birgit Ulher (D), Dorothea Schürch (CH), Dieter Ulrich (CH), Voicecrack+Günter Müller (CH), Toshi Makihara (J/USA), AMM Ensemble (GB), John Butcher (GB), Peter Cusack (GB), Rhodri Davies (GB), John Edwards (GB), Phil Durrant (GB), Tim Hodgkinson (GB), Stuart Jones (GB), Phil Minton (GB), Evan Parker (GB), John Russel (GB), Pat Thomas (GB), Alan Tomlinson (GB), Roger Turner (GB), Veryan Weston (GB), Mats Gustafsson (S) and Raymond Strid (S). Beside Hungary he has performed pieces of music and of conceptual performance in Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. Since 2000, he is the member of The Abstract MonarchyTrio(Austria-Hungary, with Franz Hautzinger and Zsolt Kovács); since 2001 also the member of Budapastis(France-Hungary, with Lore Bargès, Zsolt Kovács and Franq de Quengo), izo-fr(with Zsolt Kovács and Pál Tóth) and Anti Action (Canada-Hungary, with Laura Kavanaugh and Ian Birse). Since 2002 he is the member of The Sonic Catering Band(with Peter Strickland, Tim Kirby, Colin Potter, R. R. Habarc, Zsolt Kovács, Pál Tóth among others) and PAW Music (France–Hungary, with Quentin Rollet and Pál Tóth). Since 2002 he is also the member of the concept art group The Lazy Anarchists (Hungary–Slovakia–USA, with Jozef Cseres, Zsolt Kovács, Gen Ken Montgomery and Ben Patterson). He was one of the main organizer of Pause–Sign (Szünetjel) International Experimental Music Festival in Budapest till 2001. Since 2004 he is a teacher of Kontakt Budapest – Festival and Workshop of Improvisation. He is the main organizer of the Club of Invisible Films project at Ludwig Museum in Budapest. From 2006 he started his own special solo project under the pseudonym DJ AHAD, and using audio files from underground and avant-garde movies. Since 2008 he is the artistic director of Relative (Cross)Hearings Contemporary Music Meeting in Budapest.


Pal Toth aka én is a hungarian sound artist and radio producer, living in Budapest. He was the program editor of the illegal Tilos Rádió (the illegal community Radio of Budapest – Forbidden Radio) between 1993 and 1994 and then became a member of the legal Tilos Rádió (Forbidden Radio) in 1995, where he edits programs for today’s experimental, electro-acoustic and underground music tendencies in his show titled, No Wave. In the framework of his program, the audience can often hear “ether concerts” (titled Self-Organizing Chaos) and specific “rozart mixes”, in which he plays his own collage compositions or mixes in live music. His compositions and cathartic appearances – which often move around the hearing limit – live both on the results of concrete music, plunderphonics and sound-formation as well as that of sound art. In addition to én, his experimental and contemporary private music collection (TPNMC, Budapest) is extraordinary not only due to his passion for collecting, originating from his sensitivity to new forms of musical reflexivity and competences, especially regarding the number of his published rarities – discs and booklets published only in limited copies and so on – but also for his serious intention to make all this accessible for anyone who is interested in today’s music. The „independent also among independents” én chooses sound samples from his own collection in order to compose his pieces of music and so finally and successfully eliminates the unnecessary separations of composition and the preparation of music (DJs and so on), the broadcast of music (radio and so on) and musical performance. Since 1996 he performed number of concerts around Europe (from the Audio Art Festival in Cracow to Mysteries of the East in Paris). He is a member of the following electroacoustic groups: izo-fr (with Zsolt Sőrés aka Ahad and Zsolt Kovács), PAW Music (with Quentin Rollett and Ahad) and the participant of the english-hungarian group project, The Sonic Catering Band.


Pál Tóth

H-1093 Budapest, Lónyay utca 7.
Tel.: (+36) 30 618 2872

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

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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)