Paal Nilssen-Love to play at Skaņu Mežs festival

The Norwegian improviser Paal Nilssen-Love, recently labeled by The Guardian as one of the best drummers in the world, is confirmed for the closing concert evening of Skaņu Mežs festival in Riga, Latvia on October 10th. Already before turning 30, Paal Nilssen-Love has stated his position as one of the most profiled drummers in Europe… >>

Voldemārs Johansons’ residency in Norway has concluded

As part of the project “Experimental Music Lighthouses: Riga – Tromsø”, Latvian artist and composer Voldemārs Johansons went on a trip to Norway from April 6 till April 27. The purpose of the trip was to start work on the composition that he has undertaken to compose in collaboration with Norwegian improviser Frode Gjerstad. Firstly,… >>

Powell confirmed for Riga’s Skaņu Mežs festival

UK’s experimental techno producer Powell (a.k.a. Oscar Powell) is one of the first artists to be confirmed for Skaņu Mežs’2015 festival for adventurous music (Riga, Latvia). He will be performing at the first concert night of the festival – October 2. Other dates as well as venues will be announced in the nearest months. Powell… >>

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 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… >>