Sonntag, 29. Jänner 2023, 22:05 - 23:00, Ö1




Art’s Birthday Review 2 – Ars Acustica

  • - Radio RaBe, Bern

  • - Tschechischer Rundfunk, Prag

  • - RTS Culture Espace2, Genf

  • A review of Art’s Birthday celebrations on 17th January 2023, broadcast in the Ars Arcustica network.

    Radio RaBe, Bern

    A review of Art’s Birthday celebrations on 17th January 2023, broadcast in the Ars Arcustica network.

    With body transducers and self-soldered contact microphones, with intravenously placed sound generators and stetoscopes, with bellows and all kinds of optical and acoustic magnification instruments and medical-technical tools, they get to the heart of the 1,000,060-year-old art itself. Is it still rattling, or is it whistling on its last legs - art? In a spiritualistic séance, accompanied by ethereal sounds, the staff suddenly asks themselves: And how does the blade of the sharp cake knife sound, and how does the birthday cake itself sound, and they get to pitch in the cake.

    Tjefin Yao Fankhauser, *2001; Didier Jan Harb, *2004; Benjamin Kaczor, *1991; Caleb Sean Kohler, *2001; Ian Vincent Martinez Hinrichs, *2002; Julian Frederic Meier, *1993; Juli Andrin Poltera, *2001; Mira Lea Pozzi, *1992; Eric Rüeger, *1996; Ananda Aurel Schürch, *2002 HKB / SOUND ARTS – Bern Academy of the Arts / Sound Arts (Valerian Maly) with guest-students from Art Action Building Research Group - I.S.B.A Institut Supérieur des Beaux Arts de Besançon (Valentine Verhaeghe)

    Cesky Rozhlas, Prague
    Richard Grimm und František Pisarovič

    One of the six acoustic performances that took place in Prague's Punctum club to celebrate the existence of art was be Boh Vajec + sklobeton = Formačka. The duo of musicians Richard Grimm and will attempt to deconstruct and meta-describe the traditional values of folk brass music, which one of the protagonists found in the family archive of his grandfather and father. Pluderphony of traditions combined with the most modern technologies of modular synthesizers.

    RTS Culture Espace2, Genf
    Feed Corn Ear by Phil Niblock, performed by Martina Brodbeck

    Feedcorn ear by Phil Niblock, a work composed in 2013 by this intermedia artist who works with photography, music and film. A true performance interpreted by cellist Martina Brodbeck at Les 6 toits/Laboratoire des Arts Vivants (Geneva)

    Martina Brodbeck was born in Basel and studied violoncello at the Musikakademie Basel under Thomas Demenga. After an additional course at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag under Michael Müller, she obtained the concert diploma with distinction at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Biel/Bern under Conradin Brotbek. She followed the master classes of Peter Buck, Reinhard Latzko, Jaap ter Linden and Pieter Wispelway Martina Brodbeck is a member of the Basel-Sinfonietta and solo violoncellist with the Aargauer Kammerorchester. She is particularly active in the field of contemporary music and plays with chamber music ensembles in Europe, Asia and the United States. She has made radio and CD recordings.

    Phill Niblock (b. 1933, USA) is an artist whose fifty-year career spans minimalist and experimental music, film and photography. Since 1985, he has served as director of Experimental Intermedia, a foundation for avant-garde music based in New York with a branch in Ghent, and curator of the foundation’s record label XI. Known for his thick, loud drones of music, Niblock’s signature sound is filled with microtones of instrumental timbres that generate many other tones in the performance space. In 2013, his diverse artistic career was the subject of a retrospective realised in partnership between Circuit (Contemporary Art Centre Lausanne) and Musée de l’Elysée. The following year Niblock was honoured with the prestigious Foundation for Contemporary Arts John Cage Award.

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