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Ptarmigan is no longer operating in Helsinki.

Ptarmigan existed as a project space in Vallila from 2009-2011 and a mobile curatorial/creative platfom until 2014. We no longer exist as an organised collective, but this website will continue to serve as an archive of the activities produced as Ptarmigan during these years.

Some of the people who were involved with Ptarmigan are now operating Temporary.

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Acoustic laptops workshop
workshop : sound art : microsound : deep listening
L, 14. sept. 2013, 00:00:00 +0000 13:00

Norwegian sound-art-noise legend Tore Honoré Bøe visits Tallinn to lead a workshop in the construction of 'acoustic laptops'.

Bøe's 'acoustic laptops' are wood boxes with various tiny objects attached; springs, stones, metal, rubber, string, needles, memorabilia - amplified by contact mikes (piezos).

They are musical instruments with which you can explore a soundworld that usually pass unnoticed and thus connect with unfiltered reality in a pleasurable way.

The materials fee coveres the piezos and speakers; participants are asked to bring a small wooden box and any objects they wish to put inside. The workshop will explore collective listening as well as the construction of the box.

For more information, see Tore's website.