Skaņu Mežs announces program for White Night event 2019

In keeping with tradition, Skaņu Mežs will host a free-entry event for the White Night culture forum of 2019. This five-hour porgram will consist of genre-wise diverse performances. After a two-year break experimenting with other venues, Skaņu Mežs will return to its traditional choice for White Night events – St. Savior’s Anglican Church (Anglikāņu street… >>

Alvin Lucier is honorary guest of Skaņu Mežs 2019

Legendary composer of experimental music Alvin Lucier will be the honorary guest of Skaņu Mežs festival for adventurous music in Riga, Latvia. He will pefrom his iconic work „I am Sitting in a Room”, and glockenspiel player and percussionist Trevor Saint will perform his pieces „Ricochet Lady” and „Tilted Arc”. A workshop/lecture by Lucier at… >>

patten to perform at Skaņu Mežs 2019

On October 12, the London-based project patten will play an audiovisual show as part of the Skaņu Mežs festival for adventurous music in Riga, Latvia. Skaņu Mežs will happen on October 11-12 at concert hall Hanzas Perons (16a Hanzas street) with a free-entry opening event on October 5 at the Art Museum Riga Bourse (Doma… >>

SHAPE announces showcase at Gamma festival

The “Creative Europe”-supported SHAPE platform announces a large showcase at Gamma festival in St. Petersburg. The large-scale Russian festival of music and modern culture will be held for the fourth time from July 11 to July 14. This will be the fourth large SHAPE showcase outside of the EU after Montréal’s MUTEK, Rio De Janeiro’s… >>

SHAPE announces open call for 2020

SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art, supported by the “Creative Europe” programme of the European Union announces a new open call for artist submissions for the 2020 SHAPE artist roster. Musicians are asked to provide an up to 10 minute long streamable video or audio excerpt of their live performance, while audiovisual artists… >>

Irvine Arditti to play at Skaņu Mežs 2019

Virtuoso violinist and founder of the legendary Arditti Quartet, Irvine Arditti will give his first Latvian solo performance at the Skaņu Mežs festival for adventurous music. Pieces by Salvatore Sciarrino and James Clarke will be performed, and a shorter piece by Robert H.P. Platz will have its world premiere. Skaņu Mežs will happen on October… >>

Aaron Dilloway to play at Skaņu Mežs 2019

Renown american noise musician and former Wolf Eyes member Aaron Dilloway will perform at Riga, Latvia’s Skaņu Mežs festival for adventurous music on October 12. Skaņu Mežs will happen on October 11-12 at concert hall Hanzas Perons (16a Hanzas street) with a free-entry opening event on October 5 at the Art Museum Riga Bourse (Doma… >>

Swans’ Michael Gira and Norman Westberg to headline Skaņu Mežs festival

Founder and singer-songwriter of Swans, Michael Gira has been confirmed to perform an acoustic solo show at Riga, Latvia’s Skaņu Mežs festival for adventurous music on October 11, alongside legendary Swans guitarist Norman Westberg, who will play a concert of ambient music. Skaņu Mežs will happen on October 11-12 at concert hall Hanzas Perons (16a… >>

SHAPE platform announces 2019 list of artists

The Creative Europe-supported SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art is announcing its 2019 list of artists. The artist selection for the platform’s fifth year traditionally places a number of audiovisual projects and sound artists alongside musical acts that range from post-grime and techno to free improvisation and acousmatic music. SHAPE is also happy… >>

Skaņu Mežs and SHAPE present Lifectutter at GAIDA festival

On November 2, Skaņu Mežs and SHAPE platform will present a performance by Lifecutter at GAIDA festival in Lithuania. LIFECUTTER’s music is a conscious effort to put aside and avoid the customary and well-established track structures, especially those usually used in songwriting. He uses different types of sound synthesis and an array of stomp boxes… >>