Photos: opening event of Skaņu Mežs 2023

Riga, Latvia’s Skaņu Mežs festival for adventurous music hosted its opening concert on September 30 at venue Tu jau zini Kur. (Tallinas street 10-3).

The line-up was as follows: South London Space Agency (UK), Maya Shenfeld + Pedro Maia (SHAPE+) (IL, PT, DE), Hvad (DK), TV Maskava (LV), KODEK (LV), Flowerpower (LV), Tencu/eleOnora (EE, LV), Hugo Esquinca (MX, VE) un Maria Cahvez (PE, US).

Photos by Elīna Matvejeva.

Skaņu Mežs is a member of the SHAPE+ platform for innovative music and audiovisual art as well as the project tekhnē, supported by the European Union and the Latvian Ministry of Culture.

In 2023, Skaņu Mežs festival was supported by the State Cultural Capital Fund, Danish Cultural Institute, Riga City Council, the Latvian Ministry of Culture, Goethe-Institut Lettland, Danish Cultural Institue, Trust for Mutual Understanding, and the Nordic Culture Point. Sponsors of the festival are Valmiermuiža and Very Berry.

Media partners: TVNET, Satori, Mūzikas Saule, Kultūras Diena, Rīgas Laiks, Radio NABA, Ir, and Latvian Radio.

Skaņu mežs is a member of the international network ICAS (International Cities of Advanced Sound) and the Northern European music festival network NERDS (North European Resonance and Dissonance Society). Media partners are TVNET, Rīgas Laiks and Mūzikas Saule.

The festival will also feature activities of LYRA, a project for kids and teens that is supported by the EEA Grants and Norway Grants funded by Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway.

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