[rohrpost] Art's Birthday 2005

Kunstradio kunstradio at kunstradio.at
Son Jan 16 15:16:16 CET 2005

1 000 042. ART'S BIRTHDAY - A WIENCOUVER Project Live

on line:
http://kunstradio.at/AB2005, January 16th from 19.00 - 23.00 GMT
http://www.artsbirthday.net and 
January 16th - January 18th, 2005

on air: OE1 Kunstradio,Jan. 16th from 19.00 - 
23.00 GMT, CITR FM, Jan. 17th 24 hours

on site: Studio 3, Funkhaus Vienna, 
Argentinierstr. 30a, January 16th from 19.00 - 
23.00 GMT and on different locations aorund the 
world in Madrid, Maastricht, Melbourne, Moscow, 
Prag, Stockholm, Tokyo, Vancouver, etc...

Art's Birthday is celebrated every year in memory 
of Robert Filliou who on January 17, 1963, 
declared that Art had been born exactly 1,000,000 
years earlier when someone dropped a dry sponge 
into a bucket of water.

After Filliou's death in 1987 some artists began 
to celebrate Art's Birthday with mail-art, fax 
and slow scan tv events in the spirit of his 
concept of "The Eternal Network" and "La Fete 
permanente." Since 1994, the Internet in one form 
or another has virtually taken over as the main 
means of connecting partners and facilitating 
communication. Every year artists are asked to 
give Art the kind of birthday presents that can 
be shared via the network with all participants.

2005 will be the first year that the EBU's ARS 
ACUSTICA GROUP - producers and editors of radio 
art at public radio stations in Europe, Canada, 
and Australia - will be joining Art's Birthday 

Some of the presents from the artists invited to 
participate by Ars Acustica will be presented 
live, for example in Madrid, Moscow, Prague, 
Stockholm, and Vienna; others have been 
prerecorded (SuedWestRundfunk, Baden-Baden, RBB 
Berlin, or Ward Weis in Antwerp). The birthday 
presents will be transmitted via EBU satellite, 
ISDN lines, and the Internet and submitted not 
only by artists commissioned by members of the 
Ars Acustica but also by independent artists, art 
institutions, non-commercial radio stations 
and/or webradio, e.g. CITR FM in Vancouver, Radio 
Kinesonus in Tokyo, ResonanceFM in London, 
art at radio in Baltimore, Western Front Vancouver, 
ToySatellite in Melbourne and others. Many of the 
participating radio stations will broadcast their 
versions/mixes of the Special Evening live, 
others will broadcast non-real-time processed or 
summarized versions of the input (e.g. 
SuedWestRundfunk in Baden-Baden or the Norwegian 
Radio Station in Oslo).

Not only will Kunstradio be coordinating the live 
network but also celebrating Art's birthday from 
10 p.m. â¤" 12 p.m. live on air on Ã-1 
(http://oe1.orf.at). The show will also be 
broadcast live in 5.1 format via the Astra 

From 8 p.m. - 12 p.m you can also listen to the 
Austrian contribution online in a separate stream 
under the heading Permanent Creation at 
http://kunstradio.at. On site at the ORF 
Funkhaus, Studio 3, alien productions (Martin 
Breindl, Norbert Math, and Andrea Sodomka) and 
the Institute for Transacoustic Research 
(Matthias Meinharter, Joerg Piringer and Ernst 
Reitermaier) will be jamming with artists via the 
network and acting out short performances based 
on the action instructions provided by other 
artists and the audience.

If you would like to contribute a small present 
for Art's Birthday, you can leave action 
instructions at http://kunstradio.at/AB2005.