As a great deal of our experience with the sonic effects of architecture and cityscapes is subjective, Tuned City has always focused on direct, participatory situations to explore these effects. Through a combined program of soundwalks, listening exercises, recording sessions, site-specific actions and soundmapping projects, the tuned city workshops have involved scores of people dedicated to examining and cataloging their own, unique sonic relationships with the city of tallinn.

Throughout the first half of 2011, members of the Tuned City team and MoKs worked together with students of the university of tallinn Anthropology Department, the Estonian Academy of Arts Architecture and new Media Departments and members of the general public. First and foremost, a printed sound Map of tallinn produced by the ut/MoKs group will be distributed throughout the city as well as form an important part of the event catalog. The results of the EKA workshops – a series of posters and sound recordings – can be seen and heard at MÄRZ project space during the tuned city event and the interactive miniatures for mobile media can be experienced by listeners now and in future in situ.

Some participatory workshops continue during the Tuned City event itself. In close collaboration with our partner ptarmigan (, we are offering a series of workshops short before and during the event in july. Invited artists will each share their individual tools for listening to the city, and offer both a deeper insight into their artistic practice and a chance for the participants to become actively involved in the program of the event. And whether those tools be telephones, acoustic tubes, electronic transducers, radio waves or physical movement, the participants in these workshops will never hear the city the same way again.

Workshops während des Festivals

City Sounds Concerts / 28 Juni – 3 Juli 2011
mit Ici-Même (Grenoble, F)

Methaphones workshop / 4 + 5 Juli 2011
mit Unsworn Telecom (Stockholm, SE)

12-tone filter / 4 – 10 Juli 2011
mit eyland 07, René Rissland, Jürgen Lehmeier (Nürnberg, D)

Tuning the City / 5 – 10 Juli 2011
mit Mads Bech Paluszewski (Copenhagen, DK)

framework radio – documentation and production / 7 – 10 Juli 2011
mit Felicity Ford (UK) und Valeria Merlini (IT / D)
im Auftrag von Patrick McGinley, framework radio (US / EE)

bisherige Workshops

Sound Map of Tallinn / Januar – Juli 2011 (fortlaufend)
mit Carlo Cubero, John Grzinich, Patrick McGinley (Tallinn/Moste, EE)

Listening / 17-21 Januar 2011
mit Derek Holzer (US/D) und Studenten der Medienklasse der EKA

Sound in Landscape / 12-15 Februar 2011
mit Derek Holzer (US/D) und Architekturstudenten von Katrin Koov

Radio Miniatures – Radio Aporee / 18-22 April 2011
mit Udo Noll (Berlin, D)

Sound Map Visualisation (at MoKS) / 28 April – 2 Mai 2011
mit Andreas Töpfer, Carsten Stabenow (Berlin, D)

Form + Sound II / May 9-15
mit Lukas Kühne (Montevideo, URG)

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