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 Square 6). First 100 two-day passes to the festival can be purchased for 22 EUR at www.bilesuserviss.lv. In 2019, patten is an artist of the Skaņu Mežs co-coordinated SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art, co-financed by the „Creative Europe” programme of the European Union.
London-based project patten is renowned for their hi-tech immersive AV shows and multi-platform approach, tracing a boundary-irreverent path through outlets ranging from design as 555-5555, to installation, film, software programming, music, live performance, and publishing. Their recent work includes AV shows at the ICA and Tate Modern in London, ongoing art direction for Dan Snaith’s Daphni albums, simultaneous 3049 installations at London’s Tenderpixel and Amsterdam’s Sonic Acts, live tour visuals for LA’s The Glitch Mob and establishing the 555-5555 web forum following their creative agency of the same name. Their new album is a deep dive into modern instrumental dance music – lovingly produced stark new strains of footwork, trap, hip-hop and techno push their alchemical productions to the next level with sonics to make soundsystems weep. With a brand new mind-melting dancefloor-focused live AV show, patten continues pushing the boundaries and rules of modern dance music.
Stay tuned for further announcements of Skaņu Mežs 2019. Tickets to the festival can be purchased here: ticketservice.lv. Advance sales ticket for a single concert night currently costs 15 EUR and will increase in price. Meanwhile, the first 100 two-day passes are available for 22 EUR.
Skaņu Mežs festival is supported by the Ministry of Culture of Latvia, State Culture Capital Foundation, the Municipality of Riga, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Danish Cultural Institute as well as iRobot, Valmiermuiža and Red Bull Music Academy. Skaņu Mežs is also a member of the SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art, supported by the „Creative Europe” program of the European Union, and I.C.A.S., an international network of festivals, devoted to adventurous sound.