Skaņu Mežs’2016 satellite event: Riga x Aarhus

In collaboration with the Danish Cultural institute in Latvia as well organization Radar, Riga x Aarhus – a Skaņu Mežs festival satellite event – will occur at club „Aristīds” on October 13, 22:00. Entry is free of charge. Riga x Aarhus is a soundart platform where six artists from Riga and Aarhus (Toms Auniņš, Sabīne… >>

Skaņu Mežs announces program of White Night event

In keeping with tradition, Skaņu Mežs will return to the Anglican Church for White Night 2016. This six-hour porgram will consist of genre-wise diverse performances. DJ and producer Kablam (aka Kajsa Blom) was born by the Swedish west coast and moved to Berlin in 2012. She started her career as a DJ, as one of… >>

Composer Michael Finnissy to perform at Skaņu Mežs 2016

British composer and pianist Michael Finnissy will give a performance at the „Skaņu mežs” festival for adventurous music in Riga, Latvia on October 14. The programme of the concert will consist of his own works. Venue: music hall „Daile”. Michael Finnissy was a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music, London, where he studied… >>

Skaņu Mežs festival announces full program

Skaņu Mežs festival for adventurous music, which will happen on October 13-16 as well as November 12 in Riga, Latvia, has announced its full program. In addition to previously announced acts, such as WARP’s Autechre, experimental hip-hop artist Zebra Katz and the ‘’supergroup” of King Midas Sound + Fennesz, the festival will also feature performances… >>

August news from SHAPE platform

Read about upcoming concerts and lectures at participating festivals of SHAPE – the Creative Europe supported platform for innovative music and audiovisual art. The Hague’s TodaysArt festival has announced its program, whilst Skaņu Mežs and Rokolectiv have prepared special events in September. The month of September will be opened in Riga – the first showcase… >>

Free jazz icon Charles Gayle to perform at Skaņu Mežs festival

Free jazz saxophonist Charles Gayle will be performing at the Skaņu Mežs festival for adventurous music in Riga, Latvia on October 14. He will be joined onstage by british improvisors: drummer Roger Turner and bassist John Edwards – a long-time friend of the festival. Charles Gayle blew down with hurricane force – the pun is… >>

Zebra Katz to perform at Skaņu Mežs’2016

Experimental hip-hop artist Zebra Katz will perform at the music house „Daile” on October 15 as part of the Skaņu Mežs festival for adventurous music. Zebra Katz is the capstone creation of New York multidisciplinary artist Ojay Morgan. Inspired by Nina Simone, Andre 3000, Missy Elliot, and Lauryn Hill. Morgan has cultivated a signature and… >>

Skaņu Mežs’2016 announces King Midas Sound + Fennesz

Riga’s adventurous music festival Skaņu Mežs will feature a performance by the recently formed supergroup union of The Bug’s King Midas Sound and Fennesz. The group will play at the music hall „Daile” on October 14. King Midas Sound is comprised of Kevin Martin (also known for his work under The Bug moniker), singer/poet Roger… >>

Autechre to play at Skaņu mežs’2016

Riga’s Skaņu Mežs festival will have its 14th edition this year, occuring on October 13-15 as well as also on November 12, when the renown electronic music duo Autechre will perform at the music hall „Daile”. This performance is a part of Autechre’s tour in celebration of their four-hour long new album „elseq 1-5”. Autechre… >>

SHAPE platform’s summer showcases and other news

Summer sees SHAPE – the Creative Europe supported platform for innovative music and audiovisual art –showcasing artists at various cities throughout the continent and beyond. Read more about these events, new mixes and small changes to this year’s artist roster in our monthly news update. The SHAPE artist list of 2016 has been amended slightly… >>