2014 / 22:40 – 23:00 [gmt] ORF Kunstradio & Radio Cona / Live from Vienna and Ljubljana

Kunstradio and Rokko’s Adventures present Art’s Birthday 2014!

Radio station:                              Kunstradio
Venue/s of the event:                  +
Links:                                            Kunstradio
                                                         Maja Osojnik
                                                         Anna Friz
audio stream:                               live audio stream (07pm – 01am): http://instru.ment.org:8000/ab
                                                         live audio stream (11:03pm – 01am): http://oe1.orf.at/konsole?show=live



In collaboration with Clemens Marschall of the magnificent and weird magazine Rokko’s Adventures, Kunstradio has invited the musician and singer Maja Osojnik to perform at the radio headquarter ORF Funkhaus in Vienna together with the radio artists and performer Anna Friz, who will perform in the framework of her artist-in-residency at radioCona and and Tobačna 001  in Ljubljana. So the two Art’s Birthday Parties in Ljubljana and Vienna are connected with each other.

Maja Osojnik
*1976 born in Slovenia, lives and works in Vienna, Austria as a singer, composer and improvising musician, mostly using paetzold bass recorders, tapes, electronic devices, toys, trash and found objects. Maja made a name for herself in different musical fields, such as early music, contemporary, experimental, jazz, free improvisation, sound art and heavier music. She composed musik for theater, dance, animation movies, film, silent film and diverse ensembles and wrote Lyrics/Texts for different Projects such as Maja Osojnik Band, Broken.Heart.Collector and Rdeča Raketa. She gave Workshops in improvised Music in Austria, Slovenia and Korea. She founded Maja’s Musik Markt and co-organised the 7th Viennese Soulfood Festival in 2013.
She has recorded many music productions and is giving concerts in renowned festivals and clubs all over Europe as a co-founder of different Formations, among them Broken.Heart.Collector, Rdeča Raketa, Maja Osojnik Band, frufru, Ensemble MIKADO, Low Frequency Orchestra, Subshrubs, Watschen Institut…

Anna Friz
is a Canadian sound and radio artist, currently in residence with radioCONA and Tobačna 001 for December 2013-January 2014 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She specializes in multi-channel transmission systems for installation, performance, and broadcast, where radio is the source, subject and medium of the work. She also composes works for theatre, dance, film and solo performance that critically reflect upon public media culture or reveal interior landscapes. She has performed and exhibited widely across North America, South America, and Europe, and her radio art/works have been heard on the airwaves of more than 20 countries. Anna holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from York University, Toronto, and recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Sound Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a free103point9 transmission artist.