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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… >>

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… >>

Skaņu Mežs announces lectures and workshops by Murail, Maneri, Basinski

„Skaņu Mežs 2018” announces its discourse program, featuring a lecture by „spectral” composer Tristan Murail, a workshop by microtonal improvisation viola player Mat Maneri and a Q/A session with ambient music composer William Basinski. All events will happen at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of music. Entry is free of charge. The schedule of the… >>

Skaņu Mežs’2018

Skaņu Mežs, the festival for adventurous music, will take place on October 6 as well as on October 12–13. Thurston Moore, frontman of legendary indie rock group Sonic Youth, will be performing at the festival. He has multiple times been mentioned as one of the world’s best guitarists magazines such as Spin and Rolling Stone…. >>

Opening of the festival at the Art Museum RIGA BOURSE

On October 6, Skaņu Mežs festival for adventurous music will hold a free-entry opening event at the art museum Riga Bourse. The line-up features experimental vocalist and performance artist Eartheater, legendary Lithuanian free improvising drummer Vladimir Tarasov, experimental rhythmic music producer N1L, dark ambient project Daina Dieva and ReDo who will perform Russian composer Dmitri… >>

Full program of Skaņu Mežs 2018

Tickets to the festival can be purchased here: ticketservice.lv. Advance sales ticket for a single concert night costs 15 EUR. Meanwhile, the two-day passes are currently available for 23 EUR. Entry to the October 6 event is free of charge.

Tristan Murail to lecture at Skaņu Mežs, performed by Quatuor Diotima

French composer Tristan Murail, often mentioned in relation to the spectralism movement in contemporary music, will visit Skaņu Mežs festival with a lecture at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music on October 4. Also, on October 12, at music hall „Daile”, his string quartet „Sogni, Ombre Et Fumi” will be performed by Quatuor Diotima,… >>

Skaņu Mežs confirms RP Boo and Regis

Regis and RP Boo have been added to the line-up of Skaņu Mežs festival for adventurous music in Riga, Latvia. Both will perform at the music hall „Daile” on October 13. Tickets: ticketservice.lv As co-founder of the influential Downwards Records, Karl O’Connor aka Regis, alongside his label-mate Surgeon (aka Anthony Child), was one of the… >>

Skaņu Mežs announces concert as part of Poetry Days

In 2018, Skaņu Mežs festival for adventurous music will contribute to Latvia’s Poetry Days for the first time. It is an international poetry and art festival, and is often praised as one of the most important Latvian literature-related events. Skaņu Mežs will contribute to the festival by organizing an interdisciplinary event on September 16 in… >>