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Peter Strickmann (born 1983 in Würselen, GER) is a sound artist with all his senses. With performances and installations, he examines every noise, as subtle as it may be. He founded a snoring archive in 2009, communicates via teapots and even enables 600-year-old turtles to talk about their past.

With his project “Pututuuuut”, which he calls “a sound-journalistic expedition”, he tries to dig even further into the past, looking to explore a timeless sound: he travels to the over 3000-year-old Peruvian temple complex in Chavín de Huántar, 500 kilometres north of the capital Lima. Since 2007 a group of sound archaeologists examines the complex and they found out that the architecture has a resonance behaviour designed especially for the pututu. The Peruvian pututu is a snail clam which, similarly played like a trumpet, presumably was used for ritual sound production. Assisted by a microphone and his spontaneous nature, Strickmann now travels to that location to experience what it looks like when present and past come together within a single sound experience, within a single humming of a pututu.

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Langsam und bedacht wird der Koffer gepackt. Für Peru, für Chavín de Huantar, für das Unwissen. Ohne Pututu, so far. Aber mit allerlei Tutuuuut. Am 7. November geht die Reise los. Hinüber zu einer uralten…

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Tormorrow i will leave for Peru. Puh!!! My tools are packed and i will bring two of my teapots, some rubber tubes, a collection of mouthpieces, my voice and lungs, both of my hands… I…

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When visiting some of the musicstores in Limas’ Miraflores district i finally found myself testing and blowing a pututu. A young pututu. Not a 3000 years old, but rather a 3 years old exemplar. The…

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I am getting more and more prepared to finally visit Chavín. I already saw some overwhelming museum collections at Museo Larco, Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia del Peru and Museo Amano which had…

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Out here in the streets this old peruvian instruments sound meets with contemporary Lima and it already shows to be an enriching game to play… Before I came here my agenda was to play this…

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Four days ago i arrived in the southern highlands, 1000 km from Lima. Here the air is thin, the sky is near and the vibe is so very different from the capitol… After getting used…

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After an extended visit to Pisac archeological site and a tasty recording-e-jugo session at San Pedro market hall, i enjoyed the 21-hours busride back to Lima, driving down the moony highlands in the morning and…

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My visit to Museo Larco, back in Lima, was short but inspiring. Just before i will leave to Chavín de Huántar tomorrow, i had a second look at some Moche ceramic and conchshell pututus (see…

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Out of the calm environment surrounding the temple and out of the thin noisy rush of far Mosna river, my steps entered the narrow underground gangways of Chavín de Huántar, its so called “galleries”. I…

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