From 7-27th July 2012 Ptarmigan will be on residence at the Performance Center in Suvilahti.
Ptarmigan will use the summer residency as a way to develop the concept of perfhop. Perfhop aims to encourage sharing between a variety of performance and experimental approaches.
Since January 2012 perfhop has existed as an experimental space to explore all kinds of ideas, actions, gestures, sounds and words that might possibly look/ sound/ feel like what is termed as performance or live art. Above all, perfhop explores how individual practices can be developed in shared space. Ptarmigan develop projects that exist outside of traditional realms and seek to create opportunities for adventurous and challenging scenarios.
Saturday 7th July 16:00-18:00 - introduction and brainstorm session
Sunday 8th July 14:00-18:00 - Tools To Translate: TID workshop with Arlene Tucker & Sari TM Kivinen
Saturday 14th July - Workshop facilitated by John W. Fail
Saturday 21st July 18:00-21:00 -- performance evening
Thursday 26th July 18:00-21:00 - performance evening and wrap up
SVAMP is a sound workshop that takes place at Ptarmigan residency in Esitystaiteen keskus, Suvilahti. All non-musicians and musicians are welcome to join us on Saturday 21st June. We will get together at 2pm and spend some four hours making and listening to sound.
The program is very open and free. The way we'll play depends on how many people come and what kind of stuff is available. We hope to play both acoustically and electronically, so if you have contact
microphones or small amps, bring them along. If you don't have a contact microphone, it's really easy to make one: http://brokenpants.com/?page_id=94
Bring any objects that create sounds you fancy: toy or real instruments, vases, utensils, metal objects, branches, beer cans, window panes, rubber balls, portable cassette players etc. If they're precious, you can keep them to yourself, but it's always nice to experiment with stuff other people have brought. We will use them both acoustically and amplify the sounds with contact microphones. Also, if you have bows, mallets, sticks or other stuff to make things resonate, bring them along.
If you don't have anything to bring, come anyway. You can use other people's stuff or your own voice.
Also it's good to bring food to share. Let's make an indoor picnic to keep us going for the afternoon.
Welcome to our perfhop residency variety night on Saturday 21st July as we share fragments of our residency creative outputs so far. Including performances, interactions, live music and presentations.
Video screening of the Ridiculous “p” Fest
Music by Edgars Rubenis (LAT) + Ilia Belorukov (RUS)
An appearance by Cherry Love
TID workshop outcomes
Presentation about DDDC network
Image credit: Ridiculous "p" Fest video still (filmed during the residency)