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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.

Satellite Schedules
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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)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)

Andres Noormets, Taavi Kerikmäe and Mart Soo will improvise on four themes (a 5 minutes)

1. The radio will wake up Europe.
2. While people are sleeping, the economy is falling apart.
3. The Moon is speaking in all languages/The Moon is speaking in every language
4. The art belongs to the people.

Taavi Kerikmäe is one of the brightest keyboard players and one of the most inventive initiators of multifarious musical projects in Estonia. Kerikmäe has studied at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, and furthered his training at the Lyon Conservatoire. A versatile improviser, a devout practitioner and researcher of Electro-Acoustic Music himself, Kerikmäe has collaborated with many of the best experimental musicians in Europe - and has  introduced several of them to the Estonian public over the past years. As of late, Taavi Kerikmäe teaches modern music and improvisation at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.

Mart Soo, a much sought-after guitarist and estimated music teacher, has performed free improvisation and jazz for nearly two decades - in diverse bands and one-off line-ups, on different continents, on stages big and small. It is  hard to even imagine a musical context that could catch this man completely off-guard.

Andres Noormets, an accomplished actor and theatre director, is perfectly at home with different forms of wordsmithery. Never averse to vocal improvisation, Noormets has oftentimes performed in the company of guitarist Mart Soo and keyboardist Taavi Kerikmäe. Theirs is an intriguing and masterly trio: working with a rich instrumental palette as well as the timbres and rhythms of speech, playing on words and playing with sounds, they mix the abstract with the concrete - creating new meanings, remaking and remodelling old ones.

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)