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.
The end is upon is. 2012 crawls to an end and the future, as always, remains uncertain. We invite you to Ptarmigan for two consecutive days exploring the outer limits of sound, performance and collaboration.
The evening will feature:
Rust - From Canada, Rust consists of Jean-François Laporte playing newly-invented acoustic instruments and Benjamin Thigpen playing the computer. Laporte's acoustic instruments are often built around the use of compressed air, vibrating membranes and tubes; Thigpen's electronic instruments frequently involve complex signal processing, gestural inputs and arbitrary mathematical processes. In both cases, the instruments intentionally occupy a space at the limits of human control – retaining, in spite of their extreme sophistication, a primitive organic element akin to that of natural processes.
Daina Pupkevičiūtė - 'Therapy III: Red Ribbon' performance by Ptarmigan's current artist-in-residence. More information can be found via her artist page.
John W. Fail - 'We Thank You For Making Things So Easy For Us' performance.
Justin Tyler Tate - 'Fake It Till You Make It Find It'
Lewis McGuffie - an autumn flavoured cocktail workshop ... apples, cinamon, Tuaca, Calvados and lots of of cosy spirited fun!
With musical selections by DJ Marika Agu.