V. Johansons and F. Gjerstad are writing a piece for Skaņu Mežs and Insomnia

Latvian contemporary artist Voldemārs Johansons and Norwegian free improviser Frode Gjerstad are collaborating on a new composition, jointly commissioned by Latvia’s Skaņu Mežs festival and Norway’s Insomnia festival. The commission is a part of the project “Experimental music lighthouses: Riga – Tromsø”. A new piece by Latvian contemporary composer and visual artist Voldemārs Johansons is… >>

Call for RENEWABLE FUTURES conference

RENEWABLE FUTURES 2015: Transformative Potential of Art in the Age of Post-Media The 1st edition of new academic art and science conference series, complemented by the exhibition and festival programme October 8-10, 2015, Riga, Latvia http://renewablefutures.net The Renewable Futures is a new conference series in the Baltic Sea and North European region that aims to… >>

ICAS Festival Networking Tomorrow’s Art for an Unknown Future

From 27 April to 3 May 2015, Dresden will become a hotspot for advanced music and related arts as the ICAS – International Cities of Advanced Sound network reunites over 20 music and media art festivals into a Festival of Festivals. Assembling a mix of club concerts, outdoor interventions, a multi-day conference programme, a film… >>

Apiary Sessions >< SONICA Festival

Apiary Studios, MoTA Museum & SHAPE present: Apiary Sessions >< SONICA Festival Friday 6th March 8pm until late £6 advance | £8 door | no guestlist BUY TICKETS Apiary & SONICA present an exclusive mix of audiovisual performances, kinetic art installations and electronic acts by outstanding sound and media artists from London, Ljubljana and the newly… >>

The first meeting of the Experimental Music Lighthouses project

On January, the 20th, 2015, the team of the „Skaņu mežs” festival from Latvia visited Tromsø, Norway in order to have a meeting with the organizers of the local Insomnia festival. They discussed their further plans within the project “Experimental Music Lighthouses: Riga – Tromsø” (proj. nr. EEZLV04/GSKA/2013/10). The results of this collaborative project will… >>

First SHAPE activities

SHAPE, a new 3-year initiative co-funded by Creative Europe programme, gathers 16 European non-profit organisations active within the ICAS – International Cities of Advanced Sound network, to create a platform that aims to support, promote and exchange innovative and aspiring musicians and interdisciplinary artists with an interest in sound. SHAPE attempts to present a variety… >>

SHAPE – Sound, Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe

A new European platform went live! The European platforms, a new form of support within the European Union’s Creative Europe programme, foster the promotion of emerging talents as well as the circulation of their works throughout Europe. SHAPE – A new 3-year initiative co-funded by Creative Europe programme, gathers 16 European non-profit organisations active within… >>

Skaņu Mežs’2014 review for The Wire

It feels like a cliche to describe a female cellist’s performance as graceful, but Okkyung Lee’s playing at the Dailes Theatre early Friday evening was built of grace notes in a precise musical sense. Great gusts of splintered appoggiaturas seemed to anticipate a textural resolution into a fully defined attack that was endlessly deferred, like… >>

Photo Gallery: Skaņu Mežs’2014 first evening.

Photographer Arnis Kalniņš captures moments with If Bwana, Okkyung Lee, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Wadada Leo Smith + John Edwards + Mark Sanders, Marissa Nadler, Phil Minton & Audrey Chen, Insect Ark.