Post-Tallinn Tuned City report

Photo: Linnahall lobby by Felicity Ford

So Tuned City Tallinn has finally taken place, and what an amazing, inspiring and exhausting experience it was!!! My personal highlights were the Ici-Même soundwalk through the Balti Jaam (train station), Charlemagne Palestine’s church organ concert in the Niguliste, Thomas Ankersmit’s acoustic tour of the Linnahall and architectural sound performance in the Kultuurikatel, Mads Bech Pauluszewski’s tactile acoustic interventionism workshop, the eyland 07 12-tone-filter and Raul Keller’s “sonic torpedoes”.

Photo: Mads Bech Pauluszewski plays the 12 Tone Filter by Jürgen Lehmeier

The low points might have included the chief organist at the Niguliste, who acted as if he had caught Charlemagne humping his wife and disapproved of the style in which he was humping her. I would be remiss if I left out getting half of one of our PAs stolen, of course. And once again, I am reminded that being a professional means you must remain polite while the sound man complains after 6 months of prep time that you didn’t send “the proper kind of rider”, instead of just punching him in the mouth.

Photo: Pierre-Laurent Cassière‘s Transphere by Felicity Ford

But really, all the projects were fantastic, the problems minor and the feeling within the organizing team really like a family. Thanks to the artists, my teammates and the audience for a mindblowing week in Tallinn. You can read a very nice report by Felicity Ford here. There are also quite a few daily blog reports on front page of the Tuned City website, including the sonic reports by Felicity Ford and Valeria Merlini’s workshop group. More to come! Enjoy…

Photo: Mads Bech Pauluszewski self-portrait with Pierre-Laurent Cassière’s Disorientophones

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2 Responses to “Post-Tallinn Tuned City report”

  1. Felix Says:

    It’s great to find your thoughts on Tuned City! I still haven’t acclimatised to being back in the UK after such a magical time.

    The Ici-Même soundwalk through the Balti Jaam market was a major highlight for me too, and I loved the torpedoes piece and also Ankersmit’s tour of Linnahall. It was so atmospheric to explore this fading, decaying old concert hall and meeting the architect was super interesting. I loved Echolocator also, and it was fantastic to work with Valeria, Kaisa, Lewis, Kadi, Danny and Patrick on the framework radio show workshop!

    That’s a great photo of Mads you have there, and thanks for crediting me properly for the photos – always appreciate that. Great to find your blog, F

  2. terje Says:

    it was lovely to meet and greet you and thank you for the superlative sound experiences!
    take care up in Denmark!