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Skaņu Mežs’2018 announced NAKED, Caterina Barbieri and TESA

Skaņu Mežs 2018, taking place in Riga, Latvia on October 12 and 13, has announce three more acts – industrial music duo NAKED, electronic music composer Caterina Barbieri and Latvian experimental metal band TESA. All three acts are 2018 artists of the Skaņu Mežs co-founded SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art, supported by… >>

Photos from premiere of Dmitri Kourliandski’s Dolce Stil Nuovo

The second event of the concert series “Skaņu Mežs’ commissioned works for Latvia’s Centenary”, wherein the jubilee of Latvia is celebrated with new compositions from various genres of experimental and avant-garde music, took place at 7PM on July 7 in Liepāja at the chamber hall of concert hall Lielais dzintars. Russian composer Dmitri Kourliandski (Дмитрий… >>

Premiere of Skaņu Mežs’ commission: Dmitri Kourliandski’s „Dolce Stil Nuovo”

The second event of the concert series “Skaņu Mežs’ commissioned works for Latvia’s Centenary”, wherein the jubilee of Latvia is celebrated with new compositions from various genres of experimental and avant-garde music, will take place at 7PM on July 7 in Liepāja at the chamber hall of concert hall Lielais dzintars (http://lielaisdzintars.lv/en). Russian composer Dmitri… >>

Grouper to play at Skaņu Mežs 2018

Grouper, the experimental singer-songwriter project of Liz Harris, has been confirmed for the line-up of the second evening of Skaņu Mežs festival on October 13. Skaņu Mežs’ central concert evening will happen on October 12 and 13. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.bilesuserviss.lv/ As Grouper, Liz Harris combines aspects of ambient and dream pop into… >>

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… >>