04.-10.07. 2011, daily 15:00 – 19:00

To properly explore the sonic effects possible within the cityscape, it is often necessary to move beyond the traditional model of the seated conference- or performance-audience. The organizers of Tuned City have a long history of mixing up and even breaking the typical event format. For Tallinn 2011, we aspire to present a selection of innovative and fresh sound experiences across several specially-selected locations in the city.

Taking place each afternoon, the site-specific Projects are a modular series of parallel programs featuring soundwalks, performances, installations and interventions. These projects involve the audience in a new way of experiencing sound and space through the use of sculptural, graphical, musical and sonic means.

Some of the projects are designed for a small group of people, keeping the experience of the project both participatory and intimate. Such projects may be offered several times during the Tuned City event. Other projects may only be offered once within the context of the conference program, and some may require registration to keep the audience within a certain size. Please check the project descriptions below for more information.

Urban Audio ECoC1
public space in terms of its musical and compositional potential
by Florian Tuercke (D)
July 5th – 11:00 / public space

performance – sound as a cue for location
by Aernoudt Jacobs (Brussels, BE)
July 8th – 16:00-16:30 @Patarei
limited places, please register early!

performance – real time mixing of natural and amplified sounds
by Els Viaene (Brussels, BE)
July 8th – 17:00-17:30 @Kultuuri Kilometer

performance – urban soundscape bending
by Pierre-Laurent Cassière (F)
July 8th / 9th / 10th – ca. 16:00-17:00 between Tornide Väljak and Raekoja plats

sonic peculiarities of sites
site-specific saxophone performances
by Thomas Ankersmit (NL/D)
July 8th – 18:00 @Linnahall / July 10th – 16:00 @Cromatico sculpture
limited places, please register early!

headphone walk on Balti Jaam market
by Maksims Shentelevs (Riga, LTV)
July 8th / 9th / 10th – meetingpoint @Baltijam Turg entrance

mobile sound performance system

by Julien Clauss (F), Pom Bouvier B. and Fabien Artal
July 9th to 10th – 1:00 / July 10th – 17:00 @Vabaduse Väljak (Freedome Square)

sonic Drainscape of Tallinn
Townscape / Drainscape – research for sonic potentials
by eyland 07 (René Rissland, Jürgen Lehmeier) und Florian Tuercke (Nürnberg, D)
July 8th / 9th / 10th – rentalpoint @MÄRZ project space

12-tone filter
mobile urban noise tranformation
by eyland 07 (René Rissland, Jürgen Lehmeier) and Florian Tuercke (Nürnberg, D)
July 8th / 9th / 10th – around the conference location
time and site to be announced!

Seaplane Hangars
tour through the Hangars
9th + 10th – 16:00 @Hangars
please register!

Inside Linnahall
tour through Linnahall
July 9th + 10th – 17:00 @Linnahall stairs
please register!

Tuning the City
tactile acoustic interventionism
by Mads Bech Paluszewski (Copenhagen, DK) and workshop participants
July 10th – 17:30 / public space
meetingpoint @MÄRZ project space

City Sounds Concerts
strolling into the sounds of Tallinn
guided tours by Ici-Même (Grenoble, F) and workshop participants
July 4th to 7th – 11:00 / 15:00 / 18:00
July 8th + 9th – 9:00 / 16:00 / 19:00
individual tours, please register early!

Sound Map of Tallin
a guide to the city of Tallinn from an auditory perspective
by Sound Map Tallinn group (Tallinn, EST)
distribution @MÄRZ project space , Ptarmigan, City Center

mobile miniatures
mobile soundwalks – sonic explorations around Balti Jaam area
by Udo Noll (D) and workshop participants
continuous – via mobile internet devices