STRCAMP 2014, 11-13 of July Vintage campsite Ereliukas, Molėtai country STRCAMP is a three day and two night musical happening that will take place in the abandoned summer camp ‘Ereliukas’, just like the previous year. During the daytime the festival programme will offer a handful of acoustic performers. During the night – an incredible 8… Read More

Sound Development City: Call for Projects

Every year in late summer, Sound Development City sends ten artists on a three-week-long expedition between two European cities. During the expedition, artists can work on individual projects, explore new cities, cultures, and different living environments, and establish new connections. Sound Development City gives artists time – time for processes to develop, for experimentation, for taking new paths – but also going astray, and for detecting and discovering the unexpected.
The Call for Projects is now open:

An international symposium for sound art

On 7th and 8th of October an international symposium for sound art will take place at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music. Its title is ”Sound art: transforming the space into a place”, a slightly updated quotation from Max Neuhaus, the pioneer of sound art, and it will feature lectures and presentations by practising… Read More

KTL will be performing at Skaņu Mežs’2013

The American/Austrian project KTL (Kindertotenlieder) will be performing at the Splendid Palace cinema in Riga on October 10 as part of the festival Skaņu Mežs. KTL’s music is a mix between extreme computer music and avant-garde metal. The group consists of Stephen O’Malley (from the drone metal group Sunn O)) ) and Peter Rehberg (participant… Read More

Legendary free-jazz drummer William Hooker to play at Skaņu Mežs’2013

William Hooker will be performing in the Splendid Palace cinema in Riga on October 10 with a Baltic trio assembled specifically for Skaņu Mežs. Hooker is a free jazz drummer who is seen as an important player on the contemporary free improvisation scene. Lithuanian saxophonist, Luidas Mockūnas, and Latvian guitarist, Edgars Rubenis, make up the… Read More

Lustmord, the creator of dark ambient, will play in Riga in October

The British dark electronic project, Lustmord, will play at the Railway History Museum in Riga on 12 October as part of the festival for unusual music, Skaņu Mežs. Its creator, Brian Williams, is often referred to as the father of dark ambient and Lustmord’s recordings, which date back to the mid-1980s, have achieved cult status…. Read More

eRikm will perform at Skaņu Mežs 2013 with a piece by Luc Ferrari

A composition by Luc Ferrari will be performed for the first time in Latvia during Skaņu Mežs’ evening of contemporary music. This will take place in the Latvian Railway Museum and the piece will be performed by the French electroacoustic musician eRikm. The concert has been organized in collaboration with the French Institute in Latvia…. Read More

Skaņu Mežs will take place in Riga in October 2013

Skaņu Mežs, the annual festival for unusual music, is now in its 11th year and will take place between October 10-12. The venues include the cinema Splendid Palace, the concert hall Palladium and the Latvian Railway Museum. The following are only part of the line-up set to perform at the festival: Stephen O’Malley (founder of… Read More