SHAPE platform announces 2018 list of artists

The Creative Europe-supported SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art is announcing its 2018 list of artists. The artist selection for the platform’s fourth year traditionally places a number of audiovisual projects and sound artists alongside musical acts that range from post-grime and techno to free improvisation and acousmatic music. SHAPE is also happy… >>

Listen to radio interviews with Apeiron Crew, Lau Nau, Lisa Ullen and Natasha Barrett

During the end of 2016 and most of 2017 Skaņu Mežs Festival for adventurous music and art organized a concert series called ”Nordic Women in Experimental Music” with an aim to highlight cutting edge female musicians from Scandinavia both through interviews and performances. The field of experimental music is generally male dominated, while on the … >>

Saņu Mežs-released album by Oriole nominated for Austra Award

Beatmaker Oriole has been nominated for an Austra Award – Latvia’s equivalent of the Polaris Music Award or Mercury Prize – for his album “The Mushroom Music Vol. 4″, which has been released by Skaņu Mežs festival (Skaņu Mežs Recordings) and supported by SHAPE platform. The Austra Award is annually granted for outstanding albums, released in Latvia. Such criteria as genre,… >>

Photo Gallery: Skaņu mežs’2017 main events

Pictures from Skaņu mežs’2017 events of October 13 and14 that took place in Daile musc hall with the following artists: STROPS, Anna Ķirse, Joe Morris / Daniel Levin, James Dillon, Pharmakon, Shabazz Palaces, Jlin, Machine Woman, Oriole / Linda Konone, Rolands Kronlaks, Roscoe Mitchell, Moor Mother, Mary Lattimore / Jeff Zeigler, Merzbow / Balazs Pandi, Broken English Club, Porter Ricks, Sign Libra. Pictures by Arnis Kalniņš and Arturs… >>

Photo Gallery: Skaņu mežs’2017 in Riga Bourse

Pictures from Skaņu mežs’2017 event of October 6 that took place in “Riga Bourse” museum with the following artists: AMM, Stephen Grew, Nordic Affect, Sofia Jernberg. Pics by Alens Līdaks

Skaņu Mežs show on Resonance FM

  Feel free to listen to an hour-long show on the upcoming Skaņu Mežs edition, broadcast by Resonance 104.4fm. Tracks by Merzbow, Shabazz Palaces, Moor Mother, Machine woman and many others will be played. Produced in collaboration with RadioNABA and SHAPE platform.

Photo Gallery: White Night 2017

Pictures from Skaņu mežs’ event of September 9 that took place in Ave Sol concert hall as a part of the White Night festival with following artists: Varg, Natasha Barrett, Anna Zaradny, Thomas Ankersmit un Julien Desprez.

Porter Ricks and Machine Woman added to the Skaņu Mežs lineup

In 2017, Skaņu Mežs festival marks its 15th anniversary. The festival will take place at the music house “Daile” on October 13th and 14th with an opening event on October 6 at the art museum Riga Bourse. Although the „full” program of the festival was announced in August, dub techno veterans Porter Ricks and SHAPE… >>

Natasha Barrett interview on Radio NABA this Saturday

Tune into Radio NABA on Saturday, September 9th (14:00 local time), to hear an interview with Norwegian composer Natasha Barrett ahead of her performance at the concert hall Ave Sol as part of a White Night event by Skaņu Mežs festival (same evening, 21:00). Along with the free-admission show, it is a part of Skaņu… >>

Skaņu Mežs announces program for White Night event

In keeping with tradition, Skaņu Mežs will host a free-entry event for White Night culture forum 2017. This five-hour porgram will consist of genre-wise diverse performances. For the first time, the White Night event of Skaņu Mežs will happen at the concert hall Ave Sol (Citadeles street 7). The event starts at 21:00. Anna Zaradny… >>