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.
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.