Ptarmigan existed as a project space in Vallila from 2009-2011 and a mobile curatorial/creative platform 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/at Ptarmigan during these years.
Ilia Belorukov (b. 1987) is a saxophonist based in St.Petersburg. He works both in solo and group settings playing anything between free jazz, noise and free improvisation. Despite his age Ilia has made his mark within the Russian experimental music scene. He is very active both in studio and on stage: during the last couple of years he has released roughly twenty CDs and he plays dozens of gigs every year. Ilia visited Finland last summer playing in Turku, Tampere and Helsinki.
Topias Tiheäsalo (b. 1978) is a guitarist focused on improvised music. During the past decade he has played in various settings within the Finnish free music scene. He is mostly known for his solo playing, which was featured on his CD Eyes of a Dead Lamb (Tyyfus 2007).