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Ptarmigan operated in Tallinn from 2011-2014. This website exists as an archive of its activities during this time. We no longer maintain any presence in Tallinn, but some people involved with Ptarmigan are now operating Temporary in Helsinki.


Acoustic laptops workshop
workshop : sound art : microsound : deep listening
14 September, 2013 00:00 13:00

Norwegian sound-art-noise legend Tore Honoré Bøe visits Tallinn to lead a workshop in the construction of 'acoustic laptops'.

Bøe's 'acoustic laptops' are wood boxes with various tiny objects attached; springs, stones, metal, rubber, string, needles, memorabilia - amplified by contact mikes (piezos).

They are musical instruments with which you can explore a soundworld that usually pass unnoticed and thus connect with unfiltered reality in a pleasurable way.

The materials fee coveres the piezos and speakers; participants are asked to bring a small wooden box and any objects they wish to put inside. The workshop will explore collective listening as well as the construction of the box.

For more information, see Tore's website.