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Program announced for Skaņu Mežs’2020

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; one-day tickets costs 15 EUR, whereas … Continue reading Program announced for Skaņu Mežs’2020

Photo Gallery: White Night event

Pictures from the Skaņu Mežs’ hosted “White Night” free-entry event with the following line-up: Rojin Sharafi (Shape), Clara De Asis (Shape), Cam Deas (Shape), Elvin Brandhi (Shape), Anthony Pateras, and MVTE. Pics by Mr. Arnis Kalniņš

Skaņu Mežs announces REMAIIN – open call published

Skaņu Mežs has launched a new two-year project, collaborating with fellow experimental music organizations from Belgium, Portugal and Germany. An open call for new works has been announced; deadline – April 15.   About REMAIIN   REMAIIN (Radical European Music and its Intercultural Nature) is a project that investigates non-European cultural influences on the experimental, … Continue reading Skaņu Mežs announces REMAIIN – open call published

„SHAPE Riga” cancelled, might return in September

Due to current spread of the “Covid-19” virus, and Latvia having closed off its borders, the “SHAPE Riga” lecture/workshop course and concert evening have been cancelled, but might still be organized at the beginning of September, depending on how the situation progresses. For further updates, visit

CANCELED: „SHAPE Riga” offers a two-day lecture program and a free-entry concert evening

On April 7 and 8, Skaņu Mežs festival will co-organize an event called „SHAPE Riga”, which will consist of a two-day lecture and workshop program, including talks by Regis, Julia Eckhardt, Troels Kjeldgaard, Josh Greenberg, Lukas Turza and Miri Kat, and a free-entry concert evening featuring Stellar Om Source, Oliver Torr, Rian Treanor and Poly … Continue reading CANCELED: „SHAPE Riga” offers a two-day lecture program and a free-entry concert evening

SHAPE announces guest showcase at Urvakan 2020

The “Creative Europe”-supported SHAPE platform announces a large showcase at Urvakan festival in Yerevan, Armenia, May 5 – 9. This will be the fifth large SHAPE showcase outside of the EU after Montréal’s MUTEK, Rio De Janeiro’s Novas Frequências, Jinja, Uganda’s Nyege Nyege and St. Petersburg’s GAMMA. Counting 15 SHAPE artists in Urvakan’s line-up, this will also … Continue reading SHAPE announces guest showcase at Urvakan 2020

SHAPE platform announces 2020 list of artists

The Creative Europe-supported SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art is announcing its 2020 list of artists. The artist selection for the platform’s sixth year traditionally places a number of audiovisual projects and sound artists alongside musical acts that range from deconstructed club music and forward-thinking media art to free improvisation and spatial music. … Continue reading SHAPE platform announces 2020 list of artists


After concluding a fruitful and curatorially enriching collaboration with the Paris-based Biennale Némo, SHAPE platform welcomes a new member festival – Italy’s Terraforma. Terraforma is an international music festival dedicated to artistic experimentation and sustainability. The three-day event takes place since 2014 in the garden of Villa Arconati, near Milan. The artists range from early … Continue reading TERRAFORMA JOINS SHAPE PLATFORM

Photo Gallery: Main concerts in Hanzas perons

Pictures from the main events of Skanu mezs’2019 with Chaines, Irvine Arditti, Daniel Rozenhall & Sten Backman, Michael Gira, White Suns, Norman Westberg, Terrence Dixon, Alvin Lucier, John Bence, Aaron Dilloway, Manonmars, Lucy Railton, patten, Posverdad Trax, and music of Sofia Gubaidulina, Krists Auznieks, and Anita Mieze. Pics by Arturs Pavlovs