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Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) & Mats Gustafsson (The Thing) to play Skaņu Mežs 2018

Guitarist Thurston Moore, more widely known as the co-founder, guitarist and vocalist of rock band Sonic Youth, and multi-intrumentalist Mats Gustafsson, known for such projects as The Thing, Fire! And various free improvisation groups, will play a duo show at the 16th edition of Skaņu Mežs festival in Riga, Latvia. The central dates of Skaņu… >>

Saņu Mežs-released album by Oriole nominated for Austra Award

Beatmaker Oriole has been nominated for an Austra Award – Latvia’s equivalent of the Polaris Music Award or Mercury Prize – for his album “The Mushroom Music Vol. 4″, which has been released by Skaņu Mežs festival (Skaņu Mežs Recordings) and supported by SHAPE platform. The Austra Award is annually granted for outstanding albums, released in Latvia. Such criteria as genre,… >>

Porter Ricks and Machine Woman added to the Skaņu Mežs lineup

In 2017, Skaņu Mežs festival marks its 15th anniversary. The festival will take place at the music house “Daile” on October 13th and 14th with an opening event on October 6 at the art museum Riga Bourse. Although the „full” program of the festival was announced in August, dub techno veterans Porter Ricks and SHAPE… >>

Natasha Barrett interview on Radio NABA this Saturday

Tune into Radio NABA on Saturday, September 9th (14:00 local time), to hear an interview with Norwegian composer Natasha Barrett ahead of her performance at the concert hall Ave Sol as part of a White Night event by Skaņu Mežs festival (same evening, 21:00). Along with the free-admission show, it is a part of Skaņu… >>

Skaņu Mežs announces program for White Night event

In keeping with tradition, Skaņu Mežs will host a free-entry event for White Night culture forum 2017. This five-hour porgram will consist of genre-wise diverse performances. For the first time, the White Night event of Skaņu Mežs will happen at the concert hall Ave Sol (Citadeles street 7). The event starts at 21:00. Anna Zaradny… >>

Skaņu Mežs festival announces full program

In 2017, Skaņu Mežs festival marks its 15th anniversary. The festival will take place at the music house “Daile” on October 13th and 14th with an opening event on October 6 at the art museum Riga Bourse. The festival will be launched with a free-entry event at the art museum Riga Bourse (6 Dome Square),… >>

В Лесу звуков-2017 – икона шумовой музыки Merzbow; объявлены даты фестиваля

В этом году фестиваль неприрученной музыки «Лес звуков» отпразднует свой 15-й юбилей, и концерты фестиваля пройдут 6 октября ы художественном музее «Рижская Биржа», а также 13 и 14 октября в доме музыки «Дайле». Первый из заявленных гостей фестиваля – классик японской шумовой музыки Масами Акита или Merzbow, который выступит вместе с венгерским барабанщиком Балажом Панди… >>

Shabazz Palaces to play at Skaņu Mežs festival

Experimental hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces will perform on October 13 at the music hall „Daile” as part of the 15th edition of Skaņu Mežs festival for adventurours music. The first hip-hop crew signed to the Sub Pop label, Shabazz Palaces is the brainchild of Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler, although the Digable Planets member wasn’t so quick… >>

Apeiron Crew will play at the Kalnciems quarter

DJ trio Apeiron Crew from Denmark will play a four-hour set at the Kalnciems quarter open air stage (Kalnciema street 35) on July 20, 19:00. The event is part of a Skaņu Mežs festival organized concert series called “Nordic Women in Experimental Music”. Admission is free. DJ trio Apeiron Crew, founded in Copenhagen, is made… >>