The dates and first artists for Skaņu mežs festival announced

Skaņu Mežs’2010, the eighth edition of the Riga adventurous music and related arts festival, will take place on September 9-11. Place and ticket sales will be announced shortly. As to the program – an eclectic and colorful selection of the current experimental music creme will be presented. We will announce artists one by one  starting with the eminent label’s Raster-Noton dance music showcase with Byetone, Aoki Takamasa and Grischa Lichtenberg.

Raster-Noton is pioneering German electronic music and audiovisual arts record label founded in 1996 by Olaf Bender, Carsten Nicolai and Frank Bretschneider. Based in Chemnitz, Germany, Raster-Noton merged in 1999 from separate labels Rastermusik and Noton (Archiv für Ton und Nichtton). The collective label’s aesthetic focus is rhythmic, minimal electronic music alternating between playful pop and introspection, partnered with unconventional and equally minimal packaging design. Informācija: www.raster-noton.net/main.php, www.myspace.com/benderbyetone, www.aokitakamasa.com, http://grischa-lichtenberger.com.

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