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
CONTAINER (Nashville, Tennessee)
Inspired by the discovery of 90’s minimal techno, Ren Schofield began his Container project in the early months of 2009, applying compositional techniques and musical approaches learned through his background of noise, drone, and cassette collage music to the genre of techno, without combining any of the two. Backdrops of simplistic beats evolve patiently over time giving a distinct focus to each sound introduced and each pattern created, snowballing together with occasional vocal cassette manipulations into what has been described as ‘outsider techno’ .
UNICORN HARD-ON (Nashville, Tennessee)
For many years now Valerie Martino has been infiltrating the American and European underground with her unusual style of animal inspired electronic dance music. Incorporating elements of techno, industrial, noise, and synth pop, four sequenced Electribes are used to create eerie backgrounds of tonal interference, glittering splashes of synth, and gradually multiplying pulsing beats, forming a wall of mutated dance madness.
LASER POODLE (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Two kids, Johann Kauth and Jonathan Mikkelsen, who hooked up their electronic wizardry are challenging the boundaries of electronic dance music. In form of an organic, constantly shapeshifting pulse, played on a pile of electronics and drum machines, Laser Poodle is a sweet late night stroboscopic dog fight trip.
MOEMLIEN (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
The solo project of Hannah Friese. She is exploring the many sides of the cassette tape as a medium for capturing and manipulation of sounds. Field recordings and melodic sequences are layered into uplifting sonic spheres of the extraterrestrial kind, with a warm and open feel to them. In her adventures she uses electronics, toy keyboards, violoncello, various acoustic objects & instruments and voice.
+special local DJ's:
Ptarmigan has been on residency with the project Perfhop at the Performance Centre (Esitystaiteen Keskus) in Helsinki between 7th-27th July. Join us for the concluding event on Thursday 26th July. There will be live music, improvisations, collaborations, warm conversation and snacks! We will share fragments of the diverse creative outputs that have occurred during the residency and create new outputs throughout the event.
The line-up includes: Guadalupe López Íñiguez & Anna Rouhu, TID workshop outcomes, the presence of Cherry Love, an installation ‘video for performance for video filmset’ by Marek Pluciennik, popcorn prepared by Sari TM Kivinen, plus more to be announced……
Image credits: TID workshop still and preparations for 'Video for Performance for Video'