One highlight on the annual Ars Acustica agenda is Art’s Birthday, which takes place on 17 January. Fluxus artist Robert Filliou is the instigator of this international event. His idea was to celebrate "art" by giving it an actual birthday. In 2020, to mark Art’s one millionth fifty-fourth birthday, the Ars Acustica Group joined 20 European cities and 1 Canadian for a four-hour-long two-channel satellite bridge involving 50 artists. Live and recorded broadcasts of this material have reached a potential 1.4 million listeners throughout the EBU area.
Preparations for the 2021 Art’s Birthday celebrations are underway! Aside from the usual all-evening celebration, freq_out will showcase a unique project.