Skaņu mežs’2011 – this week!

This week on September 16 and 17 Skaņu mežs’2011 (Sound Forest festival) for adventurous music will take place at the former Tobacco Factory on the new alternative culture artery on Miera iela 58. Tickets are available at Bilesu Serviss – (7 lats for single day tickets, 12 lats for festival pass) or at the box office (9 lats for single day tickets). Both days festival starts at 9PM. September 16 is dance oriented night, September 17 – more “serious” listening music. Full program one can see below.

There will be also more than a couple of side-events. On September 15 at 6PM there will be held press conference on AB Dambis where media representatives will be able to get accredited. At this same event the first sound installation of Resonance Riga sound art exhibition will be presented – Articulated Chambers by Stefan Rummel. The main exhibition will be held indoors from October 14 to November 6.

Then on the same day at Kaņepe Culture Center on Skolas iela 15 at 10 PM cumbia dj-set will be performed by the latino music connoisseur Charlotte Bendiksen.

On September 16, Brooklyn ethnomusicologist Brian Shimkovitz, re-known for his cult blog Awesome Tapes From Africa will have a meeting with audience at the awesome Riga cafe Taka on Miera iela 58. Meeting and his performance later that night at Skaņu mežs festival is supported by the US Embassy in Riga.

September 16:

Edasi (Estonia), Awesome Tapes From Africa (US), Fauna (Argentina), Gangpol & Mit (France), Hype Williams (UK), Natalia Beridze (Georgia),  Elektro Guzzi (Austria), Dunian (Latvia), Oyaarss (Latvia), Mujuice  (Russia), Brokenchord (Lithuania), Raime (UK), Maria Minerva (Estonia), King Midas Sound (UK).

September 17:
Ieva Buša/Laura Gustovska/Natālija Munda (Latvia), Svarte Greiner (Norway), Kevin Drumm (US),  Thomas Ankersmit (Netherlands), Skull Defekts (Sweden/Finland), Kammerflimmer Kolektieff (Germany),  Angel (Īceland, Germany, Finland), Wildbirds & Peacedrums (Sweden)

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