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
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
Pictures from the Skaņu Mežs’ hosted free-entry event at the “Riga Bourse” museum with Circuit Des Yeux, Subtle Degrees, Erwan Keravec, Candido Lima, and Edison Denisov’s music played by a trio of Ilona Meija, Jānis Semjonovs and Herta Hansena. Pics by Mr. Arnis Kalniņš
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Skaņu mežs’2019 atklāšanas koncerts October 5, art museum “Riga Bourse”, 18:00 Panel discussion 18:00 Erwan Keravec 19:15 Cândido Lima 20:00 Edison Denisov 21:05 Subtle Degrees 21:25 Circuit des Yeux 22:15 All times are approximate! Free entrance!
The “Creative Europe”-supported SHAPE platform announces a large showcase at Gamma festival in St. Petersburg. The large-scale Russian festival of music and modern culture will be held for the fourth time from July 11 to July 14. This will be the fourth large SHAPE showcase outside of the EU after Montréal’s MUTEK, Rio De Janeiro’s … Continue reading SHAPE announces showcase at Gamma festival
SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art, supported by the “Creative Europe” programme of the European Union announces a new open call for artist submissions for the 2020 SHAPE artist roster. Musicians are asked to provide an up to 10 minute long streamable video or audio excerpt of their live performance, while audiovisual artists … Continue reading SHAPE announces open call for 2020
Skaņu Mežs festival for adventurous music, which will happen on October 13-16 as well as November 12 in Riga, Latvia, has announced its full program. In addition to previously announced acts, such as WARP’s Autechre, experimental hip-hop artist Zebra Katz and the ‘’supergroup” of King Midas Sound + Fennesz, the festival will also feature performances … Continue reading Skaņu Mežs festival announces full program
It feels like a cliche to describe a female cellist’s performance as graceful, but Okkyung Lee’s playing at the Dailes Theatre early Friday evening was built of grace notes in a precise musical sense. Great gusts of splintered appoggiaturas seemed to anticipate a textural resolution into a fully defined attack that was endlessly deferred, like … Continue reading Skaņu Mežs’2014 review for The Wire
On October 10 and 11 the annual Skaņu Mežs Festival for Adventurous Music and Related Arts will take place at the Daile concert hall (Kr. Barona street 31) in Riga, Latvia. The 12th edition of Skaņu Mežs is a part of the official program of Riga being the European Capital of Culture 2014. It is … Continue reading Skaņu Mežs festival announces full program for 2014