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… >>

Resonance FM show on Skaņu Mežs festival

Listen to an hour-long show, devoted to one of the two coordinating SHAPE festivals – Riga, Latvia’s Skaņu Mežs – and its upcoming 16th edition which happens on October 12 and 13 with an introductory event on October 6. The show has been produced for the London-based radio station Resonance FM. Hosted by Rihards Endriksons,… >>

N1L mix for Resonance FM

Listen to a new 30-minute mix by experimental electronic music producer Martins Rokis a.k.a. N1L, broadcast by the London-based radio station Resonance FM ahead of his upcoming performance at Skaņu Mežs festival in Riga, Latvia on October 6. N1L is the solo moniker of Martins Rokis, the sound artist and producer from Riga, currently based… >>

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: 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: 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… >>