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Skaņu Mežs announces program for White Night event 2019

In keeping with tradition, Skaņu Mežs will host a free-entry event for the White Night culture forum of 2019. This five-hour porgram will consist of genre-wise diverse performances. After a two-year break experimenting with other venues, Skaņu Mežs will return to its traditional choice for White Night events – St. Savior’s Anglican Church (Anglikāņu street … Continue reading Skaņu Mežs announces program for White Night event 2019

Alvin Lucier is honorary guest of Skaņu Mežs 2019

Legendary composer of experimental music Alvin Lucier will be the honorary guest of Skaņu Mežs festival for adventurous music in Riga, Latvia. He will pefrom his iconic work „I am Sitting in a Room”, and glockenspiel player and percussionist Trevor Saint will perform his pieces „Ricochet Lady” and „Tilted Arc”. A workshop/lecture by Lucier at … Continue reading Alvin Lucier is honorary guest of Skaņu Mežs 2019

Swans’ Michael Gira and Norman Westberg to headline Skaņu Mežs festival

Founder and singer-songwriter of Swans, Michael Gira has been confirmed to perform an acoustic solo show at Riga, Latvia’s Skaņu Mežs festival for adventurous music on October 11, alongside legendary Swans guitarist Norman Westberg, who will play a concert of ambient music. Skaņu Mežs will happen on October 11-12 at concert hall Hanzas Perons (16a … Continue reading Swans’ Michael Gira and Norman Westberg to headline Skaņu Mežs festival

SHAPE platform announces 2019 list of artists

The Creative Europe-supported SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art is announcing its 2019 list of artists. The artist selection for the platform’s fifth year traditionally places a number of audiovisual projects and sound artists alongside musical acts that range from post-grime and techno to free improvisation and acousmatic music. SHAPE is also happy … Continue reading SHAPE platform announces 2019 list of artists

Skaņu Mežs and SHAPE present Lifectutter at GAIDA festival

On November 2, Skaņu Mežs and SHAPE platform will present a performance by Lifecutter at GAIDA festival in Lithuania. LIFECUTTER’s music is a conscious effort to put aside and avoid the customary and well-established track structures, especially those usually used in songwriting. He uses different types of sound synthesis and an array of stomp boxes … Continue reading Skaņu Mežs and SHAPE present Lifectutter at GAIDA festival