The 19th edition of Skaņu Mežs festival for innovative music will take place on October 9 and 10 at concert hall Hanzas Perons (16a Hanzas street) with a free-entry opening event on October 2 at event space Fantadroms (74a Gustava Zemgala street, building „Heinrihs”). Tickets can be purchased at www.bilesuserviss.lv; one-day tickets costs 15 EUR, whereas a two-day pass costs 23 EUR. Due to public safety measures during the Coronavirus pandemic, all the concerts will be seated, and a limited number of tickets will be available.
A more detailed description of the program is coming soon.
Overview of the program as of September 18:
October 2, Fantadroms, 20:00
André Vida & Rashad Becker
Rrill Bell (SHAPE)*
Sonar Quartett plays Giacinto Scelsi*** (with introductory talk by Martina Seeber)
Ieva Parša sings „Hô” by Giacinto Scelsi***
October 9, Hanzas Perons, 20:00
George Lewis – „Blombos Dreams”, world premiere by Agnese Egliņa
Marina Rosenfeld & Ben Vida – Untitled piece, world premiere (artists not present)
Kinlaw & Franco Franco
Jay Glass Dubs (SHAPE)*
Oren Ambarchi & crys cole
19 Gadi Pirms Sākuma**
October 10, Hanzas Perons, 20:00
Ashley Paul & Otto Willberg
Clausthome & Mārtiņš Ratniks
*Artists of the SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art, co-supported by the „Creative Europe” programme of the European Union and the Latvian Ministry of Culture.
** This act is part of the UM-SCENE project, which has received grants from the European
Union’s “Creative Europe” programme and the Latvian Ministry of Culture.
*** This act is part of the REMAIIN project, which has received grants from the European
Union’s “Creative Europe” programme and the Latvian Ministry of Culture. Read more about the project here – https://www.remaiin.eu.
Skaņu Mežs festival is supported by the Ministry of Culture of Latvia, State Culture Capital Foundation, the Municipality of Riga, Creative Europe, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Goethe Institute in Riga, US Embassy in Riga, as well as iRobot, Valmiermuiža and Red Bull Music. Skaņu Mežs is also a member of I.C.A.S., an international network of festivals, devoted to adventurous sound.