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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… >>

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… >>