Ptarmigan is now closed.

Ptarmigan operated in Tallinn from 2011-2014. We no longer maintain any presence in Tallinn, but this website will continue to serve as an archive of the activities produced at Ptarmigan during these years.


April is shaping up to be a busy month of music here at Ptarmigan. In addition to our regular open sessions each fortnight (where a local artist performs a short set and then the audience is encouraged -- no, required! - to collaborate) we are accomodating several touring artists during the month. Though our room is small, our audience is warm and welcoming so we hope to provide an alternative space for experimental and avant-garde sounds in Tallinn.

On two Mondays we have touring artists performing. On the 14th, ASTEPBACK arrives from Italy. Andrea Saggiomo performed here two years ago as 70fps (with Aspect) and will again be bringing the world of 16mm film and sound together. Supporting them, appropriately, is Plucié des Andes, consisting of Marek and James from Ptarmigan Finland. On the 28th, Den Arkaiska Rösten (from Uppsala) brings their unique blend of drones and tones, and open session mastermind Ted Parker will be supporting.

The open sessions will continue throughout the summer and additional musical activity is always a possibility...