In 2019, Skaņu Mežs will have its 17th edition. The central concert evenings of the festival will happen at concert hall Hanzas Perons (16a Hanzas street) on October 11th and 12th, preceded by 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.

October 5, Art museum „Riga Bourse”

Circuit Des Yeux (US)

Subtle Degrees (US)

Erwan Keravec (FR)*

Candido Lima (PT)

Ilona Meija, Jānis Semjonovs and Herta Hansena play Edison Denisov’s Trio for flute, bassoon and piano (LV/RU)

The concert will be preceded by a discussion on experimental music in the totalitarian and authoritarian regimes of Europe after WW II. Participants: Alexander Pehlemann, Artemy Troitsky, Boriss Avramecs, Chris Bohn (NME, The Wire Magazine)**

October 11, Hanzas Perons

Michael Gira (Swans)(US)

Norman Westberg (Swans)(US)

Irvine Arditti plays S. Sciarrino, R. H. P. Platz and J. Clarke (UK/IT/DE)

Daniel Rozenhall and Sten Backman (SE)


White Suns (US)

Gunta Ābele, Arvīds Kazlausks, Ilona Meija and Marta Spārniņa play Anita Mieze (LV/CH)

Terrence Dixon (US)

October 12, Hanzas Perons

Alvin Lucier + Trevor Saint plays Alvin Lucier (US)

Trevor Saint plays Krists Auznieks (world premiere) (US/LV)

Manonmars (UK)

patten (UK)

John Bence (UK)

Aaron Dilloway (US)

Lucy Railton (UK)*

Posverdad Trax (LV)*

*Artists of the SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art, co-supported by the „Creative Europe” programme of the European Union.

** This act is part of the UM-SCENE project, which has received grants from the European
Union’s “Creative Europe” programme and the Latvian Ministry of Culture.

Read more about the artists in the festival brochure.

Facebook event here.