Skaņu Mežs will host a White Night event next Saturday

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,… >>

James Holden to play at Skaņu Mežs festival

British producer and DJ James Holden will be performing at this year’s edition of Riga’s Skanu Mezs festival for adventurous and related arts. On October 10, the closing evening of the festival, he will play a live show, based on material from his critically acclaimed album The Inheritors. He will be joined onstage by his… >>

Photo Gallery: Nate Wooley perfroms in Riga

On July 2nd, improviser, composer and trumpet player Nate Wooley performed an outdoor solo concert at the Kalnciems quarter in Riga. Here you can see what that did look like.

Liima, the new project of Efterklang, to play in Riga

On August, the 18th, the Danish indie-rock group Efterklang will present their new project Liima at the Daile concert hall in Riga, Latvia. Liima sees the core trio of Efterklang collaborating with idiosyncratic percussionist Tatu Rönkkö, and their concert is a part of the 25-anniversary celebration of The Danish Cultural Institute in Latvia, Estonia and… >>

Evelīna Deičmane-Vida has begun her residency in Norway

From 26 June till 6 July, the Latvian artist Evelīna Deičmane-Vida is going on a creative residency in Norway in order to create a new audio-visual work for Tromsø’s Insomnia festival. These activities are part of “Experimental Music Lighthouses: Riga – Tromsø” (project nr. EEZLV04/GSKA/2013/10) – a collaborative project by adventurous music festivals Skaņu Mežs… >>

Improviser and composer Nate Wooley to play in Riga

On July 2nd, American improviser, composer and trumpet player Nate Wooley will perform an outdoor solo concert at the Kalnciems quarter in Riga, Latvia. The Kalnciems quarter is a creative block, based in a district that’s especially rich with Riga’s wooden architecture heritage, and is well known for its weekly outdoor concert series in summer…. >>