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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

Skaņu Mežs announces lectures and workshops by Murail, Maneri, Basinski

„Skaņu Mežs 2018” announces its discourse program, featuring a lecture by „spectral” composer Tristan Murail, a workshop by microtonal improvisation viola player Mat Maneri and a Q/A session with ambient music composer William Basinski. All events will happen at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of music. Entry is free of charge. The schedule of the … Continue reading Skaņu Mežs announces lectures and workshops by Murail, Maneri, Basinski