SHAPE platform’s April showcases and other news

SHAPE, the Creative Europe supported platform for innovative music and audiovisual art which unites 16 festivals from the ICAS network, has some news to share, including two showcases coming up in April, the latest episode of the SHAPE radio show and the line-up of this year’s cross-continental presentation – the showcase at MUTEK Montréal 2016…. >>

SHAPE platform announces 2016 list of artists

The Creative Europe-supported SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art is announcing its 2016 list of artists. The artist selection for the platform’s second 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. Each… >>

SHAPE’s closing showcases of 2015 in November

Several showcases in November will be this year’s closing activities for SHAPE, the Creative Europe supported platform for innovative music and audiovisual art which 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. These six events will be the… >>

Latvian experimental musicians to perform at Norway’s Insomnia festival

This week, a selection of artists and musicians will represent Latvia’s experimental music scene at the Insomnia festival in Tromsø, Norway. This sub-program, co-curated by Insomnia and Riga’s Skaņu Mežs festival, will include the audiovisual duo of Gas of Latvia and Katrīna Neiburga, beatmaker Oriole, visual artist and composer Voldemārs Johansons and experimental techno producer… >>

Christoph Heemann to play at Skaņu Mežs festival

German experimental musician Christoph Heemann has been confirmed for the 13th edition of Riga’s Skaņu Mežs festival for adventurous music and related art.  He will play on October 9th – the second concert evening of the festival. Christoph Heemann was born into a musical family in 1964 in Aachen, Germany. Though his parents and four… >>

Ensemble Lemur to conduct a workshop as part of Skaņu Mežs’2015

The Norwegian quartet Lemur will conduct a free improvisation workshop at the Large hall of the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music on October 9, 16:00. Lemur is a Norwegian all star quartet consisting of composers and improvisers. The four instrumentalists combine their work from classic composition, noise, chamber music and free jazz making a… >>

A new work by Jana Winderen is being exhibited in Riga

A new work by Norwegian sound artist Jana Winderen is being exhibited at the National Library of Latvia from October 5 till October 18. The work is an outcome of Winderen’s previously announced residency in Riga. The entry is free of charge. The composition “Out there” is made from hydrophone recordings of underwater insects, ultrasound… >>

Susanna, S. J. Motland and others to perform at Skaņu Mežs’2015

On October 9 and 10, the program of Skaņu Mežs’2015 will include many musicians from the Norwegian experimental music scene. These have been selected for the festival in collaboration with the Norwegian festival Insomnia. The performances will occur at the music house Daile. Hild Sofie Tafjord has re-written the sonic possibilities of the French Horn… >>

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…. >>