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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)

1) Work in progress (dur. 8-9 min.)

Composer: Jukka Ruohomäki
Performers: Mieskuoro Huutajat (Men´s Choir The Shouters)
Producer: Heikki Valsta, Music Programmes YLE

MIESKUORO HUUTAJAT (Men's Choir The Shouters) was formed in 1987 in Oulu, Finland, by a group of young men who clearly had nothing better to do. The idea was to dress ca. 20 men in black suits, white shirts and black  rubber ties, and train them to shout some of the most beloved songs in the Finnish song heritage. On the 6th of December (the Finnish Independence Day), the choir were ready for their first performance. The choir shouted several patriotic songs and marches, the national anthem included. The audience was left gaping when the choir departed after a short, but maximally intensive performance. This is how the press reacted: "HUUTAJAT are quite obviously just starting on their way to magnificent artistic achievements." One result of this performance was that the choir quickly expanded to more than thirty members.

Programme note:
Curriculum vitae J.R.
Produced in Oulu Conservatoire Electronic Music Studio

2. Safe Island (dur. 10 min.)

Agnieszka Waligórska - Pekka Sirén

- composers - students of University of Applied Sciencies, Department of Film and Television
- students of University of Art and Design, Department of Motion Picture, TV and Production Design

Produced by Virtual Visions Factory - Studio Sirius, Kerava Finland

Programme note:
Safe Island is a performance version of fears, dreams and memories of a shipwrecked sailor drifting in ocean. It mirrors the ancient stories and phantasies of the Odysseu´s meeting with Seirens and ends in a way like Robinson Crusoe.

Artistic curriculum vitae of composers:
Agnieszka Waligórska and Pekka Sirén have created a number of sound art productions for Finnish Radio and TV, YLE for music, theater and documentary group departments (Helsinki). Outside Finland f.g. for Westdeutscher Rundfunk WDR Studio Akustische Kunst (Cologne), Spanish Radio RNE-2 Ars Sonora (Madrid), ORF Kunstradio (Vienna), RAI Audiobox (Rome), DeutschlandRadio (Berlin) and SüdwestRundfunk SWR (Baden-Baden).  They have created their own acoustic story telling style, which often utilizes sound choreographies and large scale inside / outside sound  projections and installations as a part of their radioscapes.Their works have been performed in radios  and in sound art festivals f.g. in Matera, Rome, Rimini, Szczecin, Lublin, Cracow, Wroclaw Vienna, Innsbruck, Salzburg and Linz, London, Madrid, Paris, Bourges, Ljubljana, Bled, Budapest, Prague, Bratislava, Berlin,  Kopenhagen, Dublin,Cork, Jerusalem, Paris, Amsterdam, Mexico City.

Works in collections:
- Museum of Radio and Television New York1990 - The Museum of 21st Century Collections Linz 1991
- Acustica International Lydrejse collection at the Museet for Samtidskunst Roskilde Denmark by WDR 1996 - Sound Journey collection of WDR 1997
- Ear as Eye LACE Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions 1997
- The National Library of France: 34 acousmatic compositions Paris 2007
- Museum für Moderne Kunst: 12 radio works Weserburg Bremen 2008

* 2 nd Prize in International Forum of Radio Art in Wroclaw Poland in 1991
* Cultural Reward of the Foundation for Radio and Television Education for their special sound spectacle and for the best radio programme of the year 1992
* Finnish Cultural Foundation performing tour by ProTon1995

Info: see Google waligorska siren

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)