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.

Ilia Belorukov, Juuso Paaso
music : improvised
12 July, 2009 00:00

Klo 19-21.

presented by Potlatch klubi

The only Potlatch-klubi of this summer offers two improvised solo gigs: Ilia Belorukov performs on alto saxophone and Juuso Paaso on steelstring acoustic. The event takes place at Ptarmigan, a new art space at starting up in Vallila. Ptarmigan concentrates in experimental music and contemporary art.

Ilia Belorukov (b. 1987) is a sax player who’s an active musician and free / experimental music organizer in his native St. Petersburg. He feels at home as well in jazz, free improvisation as noise rock. At Potlatch he presents an intense and organically articulated solo improvisation, combining melodic playing with insightful use of sound based extended playing techniques. (Ilia Belorukov site)

Juuso Paaso’s (b. 1979) often noisy and fragmentary electric guitar playing has been heard at the gigs of Boris Morgana. He has also delved into the possibilities of prepared guitar in Tim und Struppi and repetitive fingerpicking techniques in Two Who. At this current Potlatch Paaso sets up various atmospheres by plucking an acoustic guitar.