Special Resonance FM broadcast on Skaņu Mežs festival

Stream a special one hour show, devoted to the upcoming 13th edition of the Skaņu Mežs festival in Riga, Latvia. Produced for Resonance FM‘s series of broadcasts about member festivals of the SHAPE platform, the show is hosted by organizers of the event, and introduces the listeners to some interesting elements of the festival’s program…. >>

10 SHAPE showcases in October

SHAPE, the Creative Europe supported platform for innovative music and audiovisual art, unites 16 festivals from the ICAS network. Each year, they collectively choose 48 artists, and, subsequently, each festival presents at least 9 of these projects. The coming month of October is festival season, so SHAPE will have quite a busy month, with10 showcases… >>

Johansons and Nystrøm are concluding work on a new piece

Latvian visual artist and composer Voldemārs Johansons is concluding work on his new piece “Op. 34”, which has been commissioned for festivals Skaņu Mežs (Riga) and Insomnia (Tromsø) as part of the project “Experimental Music Lighthouses: Riga – Tromsø”. He is joined by Norwegian contemporary music saxophonist Rolf-Erik Nystrøm who will be the live performer… >>

Skaņu Mežs to host a White Night event

In keeping with tradition, Skaņu Mežs will return to the Anglican Church for White Night 2015. This year, four performances of genre-wise diverse experimental music will be punctuated by „screenings” of the classic minimalist film by Anthony McCall – Line Describing a Cone. The minimalism of this „solid light” film will be mirrored by the… >>

Artist Jana Winderen has begun her creative residency in Riga

Norwegian sound artist Jana Winderen will be in a creative residency in Riga from August 12 till August 16. She will be working on a commissioned piece for the Skaņu Mežs’2015 festival, and the resulting piece will be exhibitied at the National Library of Latvia from October 5 till October 18. Winderen has just begun… >>

Skaņu Mežs’2015 announces full program

Riga’s Skaņu Mežs festival for adventurous music and related arts is having its lucky 13th edition on October 2, 9 and 10. After announcing such acts as Squarepusher, James Holden and Paal Nilssen-Love, the festival is now announcing its full three-day-long program of concerts and workshops. The first concert evening of the festival will take… >>

SHAPE Platform brings four showcases in August!

Before the SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art starts its September-October-November marathon of showcases, August sees the platform calmly preparing for attack with three smaller events in Berlin and Ljubljana – partner festivals CTM and SONICA will present the Icelandic cellist Hildur Gudnadottir and post-techno producer Ketev. The EU-supported SHAPE platform, which gathers… >>

Squarepusher to play at Skaņu Mežs’2015

On October 2, the renown electronic music producer Tom Jenkinson a.k.a. Squarepusher will play at the Skaņu Mežs festival for adventurous music and related arts in Riga, Latvia. He will present his latest audio-visual show, based on musical material from his new album Damogen Furies. The concert will take place at the “Palladium” concert hall,… >>