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.
As 2012 draws to a close, the Cage Centennial does as well, and so does the Tallinn Cage activiites at Ptarmigan.
For this final event we will have one last look at the life, work and legacy of John Cage. We will be once again joined by Stefano Pocci, who will host the evening.
Stefano will cook mushroom risotto as a Cage-influenced performance/sound piece. During the cooking, which begins at 19:45, we will screen a conversation between Cage and Maurizio Comandini while guests can mingle, listen, or join the performance.
When the food is ready, we will eat and watch the documentary H.C.E. - John Cage in Turin, by Marco di Castri, about the May 1984 Cage festival in Italy. It contains excerpts from live performances by János Négyesy (freeman etudes books I & II), the Cincinnati Percussion Group (branches), Giancarlo Cardini (sonatas and interludes, winter music) and John Cage himself.
Thank you for a wonderful series of events to celebrate Cage's life and work!