Various ‎– Art's Birthday 2005-2010

European Broadcast Union ‎– none, Ars Acoustica ‎– none
2 × CD, Compilation


1-1 Ward Weis A Letter By Letter Reading Of Robert Filliou’s Whispered Art History
1-2 Marc Weiser* Wär Ich Doch In Düsseldorf Geblieben
1-3 Norbert Math + Daniel Lercher The Great Highlander Jubilee
1-4 David Fenech + Jac Berrocal + Ghédalia Tazartès Quando
1-5 Karl-Heinz Blomann + Richard Ortmann Sometimes Pumpstation
1-6 Arsenije Jovanović Birthday Collage, Selected Fragments From Arts Birthday Contributions
1-7 Martin Ježek Sound Performance Based On Milan Grygar’s Graphic Scores
1-8 Olesya Rostovskaya Shine
2-1 Radboud Mens Drone
2-2 Olesya Rostovskaya Music Of Breath
2-3 Leopoldo Amigo + Miguel Molina Dudadadá
2-4 Ivan Marušić + Ivana Ivković In The Place Where We Are, Still Looking For Some Relation
2-5 Jérôme Joy + Dinahbird + Caroline Bouissou + Björn Eriksson + Kaffe Matthews + Emmanuelle Gibello Sobralasolas! A Parasite Radiopera
2-6 Robert Rudolf And The Joystick Radio Melody Orchestra* Dans La Petite Maison Sous Les Chutes
2-7 Jaap Blonk + Werner Dafeldecker + Markus Popp + Matthias Schubert + Martin Brandlmayr Redesigning The Future … Remix
2-8 Stephie Büttrich + Anne Wellmer If I Could I Had But I Can’t So I Didn’t …Live Sound Track For A Radio Cartoon


“Art’s Birthday” is an annual event first proposed in 1963 by French artist Robert Filliou. He suggested that 1,000,000 years ago, there was no art. But one day, on the 17th of January to be precise, Art was born. According to Filliou, it happened when someone dropped a dry sponge into a bucket of water. Modest beginnings, but look at us now. Filliou proposed a public holiday to celebrate the presence of art in our lives. In recent years, the idea has been taken up by a loose network of artists and friends around the world. Each year the Eternal Network evolves to include new partners – working with the ideas of exchange and telecommunications-art. Artists have celebrated Art’s Birthday with lavish parties and gatherings, correspondence and mailart, and through Telematic networks using SloScan TV, Videophones, music composed for telephone lines, modem-to-modem MIDI connections, early bulletin board and chat systems, and (starting in the mid 1990’s) the Internet.