January 8th, 2011
my 3rd trip to finland
a land for tikuls :]
a great exciting time .. 2 domestic violence performances and trip to beloved suomenlinna and estonia* with a surreal ferry :D
-15 in the snowland.. tones of icey white substance.. finish sauna and some good music*
+ new people, interesting minds / places + intellectual escapades.. and our video making and field recordings, when we walked through cold streets of helsinki, climbed on the snowy windy edges of the suomenlinna island and dive in a snow…
we’ve been invited to helsinki and play with domestic violence at La Bas >> [http://www.kaapeli.fi/~labas/] – independent space for alternative theatre and performance art* and in Ptarmigan [http://www.ptarmigan.fi/en/pages/frontpage] - a space for innovative av art, electronic experiments, circut bent / arduino fans and sound adventures / little lab for performances and workshops…
on 14th of december we gave a performance at La Bas.. the space is so beautiful with a great PA …amazing.. dark and fresh* we got some really positive feedback : ] we played together with local experimental sound /noise artists… and MK9 [US]* >> [ http://www.mk9.org/ ] !!
than on the 17th dv played at ptarmigan :: with noises of russia*
pics pics pics >>
Ptarmigan is lovely place runned by Tara and John Pattenden .. two amazing artists.. ptarmigan is ideal for all electronic nerds and soundart lovers.. crafting passionates.. soft circutry and fabric ‘sculpting’ .. various activities can happen there.. magic!* Ptarmigan is connecting community of artists working with new media.. and crazy mad self-build electronics ! - / Association of experimental electronics /.. who are residing in the same building… and gathering another group of people [http://koti.welho.com/aahone22/index.html] !!! chiptune mekka* :D circuit bending mandess.. !!! i guess i dont need to introduce those guys… theyre the real masters of circuit bending.. !! and were showing their work on the last pixelache festival … and everywhere else i think… incredible experience to see their working studio.. like a church of circuit bending and sweet home for old equipment i was drowning in a flood of cables/plastic toys/speakers/tubes/tv’s/strange gadgets/colours/materials/all electronics you can imagine from childrens automatic toys to advanced old school equipment.. genius! those guys are making there such a great instruments and toys!* WOW.. in fact.. i’ve never ever seen so much equipment in one space.. shelves full of stuff… o . O’ this is passion.. i had to make just few pics of one of the rooms.. i wanted to stay there forever being surrounded by so many electronic impulses.. :D it was great.. we started to play with the toys we did a collective short set*
i need to mention here that Tara from ptarmigan is making lovely soft instruments and circuit bent masks and mosnters that tara is making cause theyre so lovely..
by Tara Pattenden ::
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