ARD Radio Play Days 2008
A Festival for the Radio Plays
Wed, November 05, 2008 – Sun, November 09, 2008, Festival

The year 2008 has also been a hit for all fans of radio plays: from the 5th to the 9th of November come on over to the ZKM and to the HfG | Karlsruhe! Something in the region of 8.000 radio play enthusiasts took a pilgrimage last year to the "Mecca of Radio Plays", was how the SWR director, Peter Boudgoust characterized the ARD Radio Play Days, which, once again, offers a multifaceted program: public radio events, discussions, workshops, concerts, parties and talks between those working in radio plays and the public. The ARD and Deutschlandradio broadcasting companies present their most recent radio plays. 

Highlights in the Framework Program

  • The staged reading of Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf by and with Martin Mosebach, Hans Hollmann and Andrea Reuter. "From this folk tale, Mosebach has produced a magical play for the whole family" (FAZ)
  • A euphoric musical experience with Shantel and dem Bucovina Club Orkestar
  • The percussionist László Hudacsek plays, in multimedia aesthetics, among others, works by Xenakis and Stockhausen
  • Acoustic art at the ZKM_Sound Dome
  • The HfG_KlangLabyrinth – a course of sound zones with narrative and experimental radio plays 
  • The Radio Play Train by the ARD and KVV rolls through Karlsruhe inner city free of charge: climb aboard, roll along together and listen a competition for five additional radio plays, something that will ensure great excitement during the ARD Radio Days.

The jury of the ARD German Radio Play Prize will be holding public discussions. The winner of the ARD Online Awards will be decided on the Net by active public participation, from the 22nd October, on The nominated Newcomer-Awards Premiere on the Net will be online as of the 1st of October. Furthermore, two prizes will be awarded to children's radio plays: The German Children's Radio Play Prize and the Children's Radio Play Prize of the City of Karlsruhe.

Fri, November 7, 2008

The Magic Eye
Live-Radio Show by and with Axel Naumer
within the context of the ARD Radio Play Days, HfG⎥Karlsruhe, 9 pm, admission € 12/10
Tickets can be purchased at the SWR2 Service-Center under 07221/ 300 200, at the Musikhaus Schlaile: 0721/ 230 00, and at the ZKM: Infotheke (Wed–Sun, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.) 0721/8100-1200

With his songs and conférences, the chansonnier, Robert Kreis, evokes the Radio epoch of the 1920s; O-tones, sounds, collages, texts and songs of the radio stage ensembles with a leap in time to the present, and full of satirical gravity, the primal rock of caberet, Jochen Busse, gets himself worked up about the language of the radio and ... well, probably about everything. An unusual live radio play forms the focal point of the radio show.

Sun, November 9, 2008

ARD Children's Radio Play Day
Radio-Play-Fun for Small and Big People
ZKM and HFG⎥Karlsruhe, 11 am–6 ppm, admission free

Listening, marveling, participating – a day full of surprises for ears and eyes! There will be a huge amount of children's radio plays by the ARD and Deutschlandradio, puzzle solving, producing sounds, and, above all the hr2-Domino-Spielbox-Show and the SWR2-Game Space Tour; participate in the ZKM workshops Theremin Construction and Photographs. Travel in sound and listen in on the children's- participative- music by Ferri & Perlico Perlaco. Stories are narrated live and enacted by the WDR-Bear Pad and the Ear Bear by rbb. The unique Schorschguarantees the craziest of experiences.

The climax of the radio play days is the live music radio play for the whole family: Already Beautiful or the Remarkable Story of OE around c. 2 pm on the big HfG stage with the hr-Bigband and the Frankfurt Children's Choir.

Organization / Institution
ARD ; Deutschlandradio