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… >>

Premiere of Skaņu Mežs’ commission: 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, will take place at 7PM on July 7 in Liepāja at the chamber hall of concert hall Lielais dzintars (http://lielaisdzintars.lv/en). Russian composer Dmitri… >>

Grouper to play at Skaņu Mežs 2018

Grouper, the experimental singer-songwriter project of Liz Harris, has been confirmed for the line-up of the second evening of Skaņu Mežs festival on October 13. Skaņu Mežs’ central concert evening will happen on October 12 and 13. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.bilesuserviss.lv/ As Grouper, Liz Harris combines aspects of ambient and dream pop into… >>