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 http://reverie.aaeol.ca/about/schedule_frames.html, 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 party.

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@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 satellite.