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… >>

SHAPE announces open call for artist list of 2019

SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art, supported by the “Creative Europe” programme of the European Union announces a new open call for artist submissions for the 2019 SHAPE artist roster. Musicians are asked to provide an up to 10 minute long streamable video or audio excerpt of their live performance, while audiovisual artists are… >>

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 announces program for White Night event 2018

In keeping with tradition, Skaņu Mežs will host a free-entry event for White Night culture forum 2018. This five-hour program will consist of genre-wise diverse performances. For the first time, the White Night event of Skaņu Mežs will happen at Fon Stricka Villa (Aristida Briāna street 9). The event starts at 21:00, September 8. Admission… >>

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… >>

William Basinski to play at Skaņu Mežs 2018

Experimental ambient music composer William Basinski will perform at the 17th edition of Skaņu Mežs festival on October 13. The venue is music hall „Daile”. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketservice.lv. William Basinski is a classically trained musician and composer who has been working in experimental media for over 25 years in NYC. His haunting… >>

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… >>

Busdriver confirmed for Skaņu Mežs 2018

Alternative hip-hop artist Busdriver has been confirmed for the 16th edition of Skaņu Mežs festival, which will happen on October 12 and 13 in Riga, Latvia, at music house Daile. He will play on the first evening of the festival, and will present his new album „Electricity is on Our Side”, accompanied by drummer Darryl… >>

Bezirk has released Skaņu mežs’ co-produced album

A twisted reimagining of the liberating power of improvised music, Black Pelvic Fluids is the first recorded documentation of Latvian noise and roll collective 1/2H 1/2W (puseh pusew- pronounced puss-haa puss-vay). Until now the five-piece has existed purely as a live entity, one which improvises with an ever shifting array of instruments to deliver their… >>