SHAPE platform announces 2017 list of artists

The Creative Europe-supported SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art is announcing its 2017 list of artists. The artist selection for the platform’s third year traditionally places a diverse selection of audiovisual projects and sound artists alongside musical acts that range from post-grime and techno to free improvisation and experiments with field recordings. The… >>

Skaņu Mežs’2016 review for The Wire

It’s a bold start for Skaņu Mežs to open its main festival weekend with a concert reworking November, the lost minimalist composition for piano by Dennis Johnson, who abandoned composition for mathematics shortly thereafter. American pianist R Andrew Lee hits simple chords one at a time, holding the spaces between them just beyond the threshold of comfort… >>

Pictures from all Skaņu Mežs’2016 events

November 12 featuring Supersilent, Russell Haswell, Andy Maddocks, Autechre: October 15 featuring Zebra Katz, Tropic of Cancer, Peder Mannerfelt, M.E.S.H., Black Spirituals, Thomas Lehn + Roger Turner, and Killing Sound: October 14 featuring King Midas Sound + Fennesz, Vatican Shadow, Klara Lewis, Michael Finnissy, Santa Ratniece + ReDo, Charles Gayle + John Edwards + Roger… >>

SHAPE November showcases and other news

November sees the member festivals of SHAPE, the Creative Europe supported platform for innovative music and audiovisual art, organizing the final showcases with SHAPE artists of 2016. The 2016 editions of Cynetart and Schiev are coming, and so are one-offs by Berlin’s CTM festival and Prague’s art center MeetFactory. Read more about these events and… >>

SHAPE at Novas Frequências and October showcases

October proves to be one of the busiest months for SHAPE and its artists and festivals, with no less than 8 festivals across Europe presenting dozens of SHAPE artists. musikprotokoll (29 Sept – 9 Oct, Graz), UH Fest (2 – 9 Oct, Budapest), RIAM (7 – 29 Oct, Marseille), Maintenant (7 – 16 Oct, Rennes),… >>

Last year’s edition of Skaņu Mežs reviewed tonight on Resonance FM!

Tonight, the London-based art radio station Resonance 104.4fm as well as its additional platform Resonance Extra will broadcast a special feature on last year’s edition of Skaņu Mežs. You can get into the mood for the upcoming edition by remembering the previous one: the show will feature excerpts of performances by Peter Brötzmann, Squarepusher, Powell,… >>

Skaņu Mežs broadcast @ Resonance FM

Today (September 27), Resonance Extra will air a special broadcast, devoted to the upcoming edition of Skaņu Mežs. In this hour-long broadcast, organizers of the Skaņu Mežs festival in Riga, Latvia take you through the program of its fourteenth edition, coming October 13-16 and November 12 and featuring Autechre, Zebra Katz, Michael Finnissy, Charles Gayle with… >>

Skaņu Mežs’2016 satellite event: Riga x Aarhus

In collaboration with the Danish Cultural institute in Latvia as well organization Radar, Riga x Aarhus – a Skaņu Mežs festival satellite event – will occur at club „Aristīds” on October 13, 22:00. Entry is free of charge. Riga x Aarhus is a soundart platform where six artists from Riga and Aarhus (Toms Auniņš, Sabīne… >>

Skaņu Mežs announces program of White Night event

In keeping with tradition, Skaņu Mežs will return to the Anglican Church for White Night 2016. This six-hour porgram will consist of genre-wise diverse performances. DJ and producer Kablam (aka Kajsa Blom) was born by the Swedish west coast and moved to Berlin in 2012. She started her career as a DJ, as one of… >>

Composer Michael Finnissy to perform at Skaņu Mežs 2016

British composer and pianist Michael Finnissy will give a performance at the „Skaņu mežs” festival for adventurous music in Riga, Latvia on October 14. The programme of the concert will consist of his own works. Venue: music hall „Daile”. Michael Finnissy was a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music, London, where he studied… >>