Ptarmigan is no longer operating in Helsinki.

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.

Dora Bleu, Hei, Samuel Meri
26 juli 2009 00:00

Dora Bleu, from Montreal, is the project of Dorothy Geller.  Ms. Geller has previously performed in the bands From Quagmire and Laconic Chamber.  As Dora Bleu, Geller wields spacious, organic songforms that gravitate around the idea of folk while simultaneously exploring new territory.

Hei is the project of Heikki Jarvi of Vaasa, Finland.  Employing a variety of electroacoustic instruments, Hei creates environments that are atmospheric yet active.  Though often with a band, he will be solo here, and describes it himself as: "Songs of drones and cascading loops, fractal sound zoomings and mutations, walls of chords and noise, a few lonely melodies - that type of stuff."

Samuel Meri, of Helsinki, performs song-based music sometimes with only guitar and his wonderfully rich vibrato-laden voice, though sometimes with thick, sinister backing tracks that sound like they are melting.  Sunday's performance promises to be great either way.