Ptarmigan operated in Tallinn from 2011-2014. This website exists as an archive of its activities during this time. We no longer maintain any presence in Tallinn, but some people involved with Ptarmigan are now operating Temporary in Helsinki.
also check out Alan's improvisation workshop during the afternoon!
Anla Courtis (ARG)
performing along with the films:
REDISCOVERING ARGENTINE SILENT CINEMA VOL. II: 1920’s
This film contains images produced in Argentina in 1920’s. It compiles archive stuff and documentary takes that were shot in 35mm during that decade in Buenos Aires and other Argentine locations.
Most of this stuff has not been screened in public for many years and it has
an important documental and filmic value. Originally these movies were
exhibited along with live music. In this program the sound will come from a
live music performance oriented to experimental drone and abstract noise.
The compilation includes the following short shootings:
Noticiero cinematográfico “Actualidades Max Glücksmann” (1925-27)
“Sociedad Rural Argentina” –fragment-, Arata-Pardo (1925)
“Buenos Aires”, posibly de Federico Valle, 1924-5
“A los toros”, Max Glücksmann 1928
“Diario La Lacion” Federico Valle 1925
Historic Research: Andrés Levinson
Selection: Andrés Levinson-Alan Courtis
Edition: Yaré. Sergio Subero
Live Music by Alan Courtis
Duration: 48 minutes (aprox.)
Buenos Aires, 2006.