Art.Birthday 2023 – THE OF OF BIND OF IF PLAD

Tonight, on art´s birthday, Max, Frieda, Chris and I performed our very personal celebration at Studio Tokyo.
Max and Frieda were connected via video conference, while Chris and I tried to get a live stream going.

Unfortunately, we were plagued by technical shortcomings on the part of the transmitted sound quality and the high-pitched guests of our little stream hardly got to hear anything.

We showed our handmade miniatures for art´s birthday, made from keywords of past birthdays with the help of an artificial intelligence that translated our words into graphics. Fortunately, at least the sounds of the miniatures were audible in the stream. All the sounds of the one-minute miniatures were accompanied by sounds that Chris and I had recorded especially for them.

“The title “THE OF OF BIND OF IF PLAD / JAMORIES” is a reference to the concept of the “Art’s Birthday,”which was first proposed by artist Robert Filliou in 1963 as part of the Fluxus art movement.

The idea behind the “Art’s Birthday” is that art, like any living organism, has a birthdate and continues to evolve and change over time. Filliou’s original concept was to celebrate the “birthday” of art on January 17th, the date of the first recorded use of the word “art” in human history. The title “THE OF OF BIND OF IF PLAD / JAMORIES” is a play on the idea of the “birth” of art and the word “bind” which refers to the connection, the relationship and the continuity in art.”

… from talks with chatGPT, 14.01.2023 …

art.birthday 1.000.059 / YOUR VOICE – YOUR WORD

Today is the day for some magic and art, created by our word-donors and Pomodoro Bolzano. We started streaming the process of composing and arrangement in realtime at 8:00 PM CET on Youtube.


Dear artlovers,

Pomodoro Bolzano is happy to invite you to be part of art.birthday one million and fifty-nine.
This year it’s about a choice of words
Send us your word with your voice as a present for a piece of music which will be created on January 17th, 2022.


To take part is as easy as it can get.
Please send us your word recorded with your own voice.
If you can’t decide on only one word you may send up to three words in different soundfiles (one word per file).
Send us your single word(s) as a speech message via SMS to +49 160 8445253
or send us an email and attach your soundfile(s) to

Thank you for your voice!

live recorded and mastered final piece of the performance in a better sound-quality as to experience in our youtube livestream above.

It was a pleasure to come together with a spontaneous network of artists and art lovers to celebrate art's birthday 1.000.059 – the incoming words were beautiful gifts, sounding memories, spelled wishes in various languages ... so much relationship, connected with the voices of their creators.

YOUR VOICE – YOUR WORD participants:: Barbara Rosenthal, Claudio Scardino, Bill Creston, Bob Lens, Lula Valletta, Mr. Pelham, Leonor Faber-Jonker, Erwin de Hart, Jordan Uwins, Brenda Hutchinson, Birgit Szuba, Alina Buga, Flick Harrison, Boris Michalski, Gabelor, Tina Pearson, Bernd Rohloff, Harald Muenz, Gema Fernandez, Biagio Francia with children, Insa Wiese, Giot Berger, Carla Pletinckx, Frieda Korda, Max D. Well, Johannes Riedmann, Chris Wittkowsky, Mike, Irmi, Janna, Ben, Julius, Birgit, Gecko, Angela Saw, Kristina and Borro.
Sounds and voices: Jori Tokyo, Chris Wittkowsky
Loc.: Studio Jori Tokyo, 2022-01-17
Concept: © Pomodoro Bolzano, 2021 

Art´s Birthday Preparations – What we do yet.

Preparations for this year´s Art´s Birthday on January 17th are running hot right now. We from Pomodoro Bolzano are fiddling with sent voices, words and rhythms for the hopefully great celebration and online-live event via video-stream next monday.

Today we released a little sneak preview of possible results just on SoundCloud. Feel free to listen inside the three variations of our groovy beat-mesh.