Zebra Katz to perform at Skaņu Mežs’2016

Experimental hip-hop artist Zebra Katz will perform at the music house „Daile” on October 15 as part of the Skaņu Mežs festival for adventurous music. Zebra Katz is the capstone creation of New York multidisciplinary artist Ojay Morgan. Inspired by Nina Simone, Andre 3000, Missy Elliot, and Lauryn Hill. Morgan has cultivated a signature and… >>

Skaņu Mežs’2016 announces King Midas Sound + Fennesz

Riga’s adventurous music festival Skaņu Mežs will feature a performance by the recently formed supergroup union of The Bug’s King Midas Sound and Fennesz. The group will play at the music hall „Daile” on October 14. King Midas Sound is comprised of Kevin Martin (also known for his work under The Bug moniker), singer/poet Roger… >>

Autechre to play at Skaņu mežs’2016

Riga’s Skaņu Mežs festival will have its 14th edition this year, occuring on October 13-15 as well as also on November 12, when the renown electronic music duo Autechre will perform at the music hall „Daile”. This performance is a part of Autechre’s tour in celebration of their four-hour long new album „elseq 1-5”. Autechre… >>

SHAPE platform’s summer showcases and other news

Summer sees SHAPE – the Creative Europe supported platform for innovative music and audiovisual art –showcasing artists at various cities throughout the continent and beyond. Read more about these events, new mixes and small changes to this year’s artist roster in our monthly news update. The SHAPE artist list of 2016 has been amended slightly… >>

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… >>