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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)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)

A duo for violin/electronics and electric guitar by Benjamin de la Fuente

Benjamin de la Fuente’s biography.

Born on the 6th October 1969 in Bordeaux (France)

Benjamin de la Fuente graduated from Paris Conservatoire Supérieur where he studied with Gérard Grisey (composition) and Alain Savouret (improvisation).

In parallel, he graduated from the university Paris VIII. He wrote a master of musicology

« L’entendre aujourd’hui ou la réapprehension du son musical » (trad : Listen to the musical sound today »). He studied at the IRCAM (1998) and he’s composer-in residence at the VILLA MEDICIS in Roma (2001). He’s co-created (2000) the musical invention compagny « Sphota ». He’s also co-created (2003) the band « Caravaggio ».

He’s a regular guest at various festivals : Musica, Agora, Résonance, Présences, Mancas (Nice), Radio France, Octobre en Normadie, son/mu 98, Ina-GRM, Multiphonie, Musique et quotidien sonore (Albi France), IMEB festival (bourges), Musiques en scènes (Lyon), Octopus (centre Pompidou)…He’s been commissioned by the French Ministry of Culture, Radio France, IRCAM, Ina/GRM, Les Percussion de Strasbourg, GRAME, Imeb, and others institutions. He has worked wiht severals solists as Garth Knox (Quor Arditti), Bruno Chevillon (Cb), Alexis Descharmes (vc) , Tedi Papavrami (vl) , Philippe Bianconi,(pno) Gérard Caussé (vla), Jean Geoffroy (perc), Vincent David (sx)… and with severals ensembles as Ictus, Ars Nova, Ensemble EIC, L’opéra Garnier, L’itinéraire, TM+, Les Temps Modernes, Court-Circuit, l’ensemble Pythagore, National Orchestra of Lyon, National Orchestra of Cannes… In 2002, was awarded the Hervé Dugardin Prize. In 2005 he was awarded « l’ Academie des Beaux-Arts Prize from the Institut of France. He has a national graduate to teach Electroacoustic Music. He’s given many courses of improvisation in many Universities.

For many years he’s written from chamber Music to larger instrumental ensembles, with or without Electronic. He also Worked for Theater and Short Movies.

He usualy try to propose an other way to create, to think, to present on stage, the music. All is done— inside the writing and on Stage— to make a strong and special spirit. His writing technical is inspired of the post-Spectral music, the energy and sound of rock music, and the indian music form and rythmic style. He also use pygmies metric.

But now you’d better listen to what it is…

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)