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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)

Paul Devens

(Maastricht, 1965) studied at the ABK and the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. His work has been installed, performed and screened at: le Magasin, Grenoble (France, 1994), LU, Nantes (France, 2000), Confort Moderne, Poitiers (France, 2001), Museum Z33, Hasselt (Belgium, 2002), Neuer Aachener Kunstverein (Germany, 2003) Marres, Maastricht (2000 & 2003), Ctrl_Alt_Del 1, 2 & 3 Istanbul (2003, 2005, 2007), Pause / Oboro Gallery, Montreal (2004) and OCA/ISP Oslo (2004), Love City, Tallinn, Salzburg, Maastricht (2006), Experimental Intermedia, New York (2006), Ctrl_alt_del, Istanbul (2007), Laptopia #4, Tel Aviv (2007), Digital Media, Valencia (2008), stichting Intro / In Situ Maastricht (2007, 2008), etc

The work of Paul Devens deals with various concepts of reality by adapting codes, formalities and identities and embeds them in a different 're-invented' condition.

These adaptations often derive from aspects of an institutionalized society. This process of adaptation and embedding sublimes in different manifestations, like time- and space related installation and minimal act, regularly with a performative quality.

The output consists of installations with sonic and architectural elements, electro-acoustic performances and videoscreenings.

Esthetical features often embody technological phenomena by sound processing through computers, modular- and interactive software and home made- and circuit bend instruments in combination with elaborated transformations of (sometimes existing) spaces.

The installations often research the correlation in between architecture and time-based media such as sound. How spatial and sonic qualities oscillate with cultural pre-constructed conceptions resulted in a selection of works like "Testing Ground" (2006), "Pavilion" (2007) and "Pole" (2008).

Sound-works and sound-performances researches the relation of 'spectacular aesthetics' with actual content by using a DIY (do-it-yourselve) strategy to gain independency and authenticity and thus, to create an alternative form. All sources of sound could be at the basis; usually digital transformations accompany the process of composition and reduce the sources to rough matter only. The compositions vary in expression from 'Industrial music' and 'soundscape' to 'contemporary classical music' and 'noise'

Cafe Sonore:
The live stream for the program on 16-01-2009 from 21-23 is available at:
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)