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
Watch an interview with TESA band after their performance within MTN NYEGE NYEGE festival’s SHAPE platform showcase in Uganda.
With participants: Vladimir Tarasov, Dmitriy Kurlandskiy, ReDo, Daina Dieva, N1L, Eartheater
„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
Listen to an hour-long show, devoted to one of the two coordinating SHAPE festivals – Riga, Latvia’s Skaņu Mežs – and its upcoming 16th edition which happens on October 12 and 13 with an introductory event on October 6. The show has been produced for the London-based radio station Resonance FM. Hosted by Rihards Endriksons, … Continue reading Resonance FM show on Skaņu Mežs festival
Listen to a new 30-minute mix by experimental electronic music producer Martins Rokis a.k.a. N1L, broadcast by the London-based radio station Resonance FM ahead of his upcoming performance at Skaņu Mežs festival in Riga, Latvia on October 6. N1L is the solo moniker of Martins Rokis, the sound artist and producer from Riga, currently based … Continue reading N1L mix for Resonance FM
Skaņu Mežs, the festival for adventurous music, will take place on October 6 as well as on October 12–13. Thurston Moore, frontman of legendary indie rock group Sonic Youth, will be performing at the festival. He has multiple times been mentioned as one of the world’s best guitarists magazines such as Spin and Rolling Stone. … Continue reading Skaņu Mežs’2018
On October 6, Skaņu Mežs festival for adventurous music will hold a free-entry opening event at the art museum Riga Bourse. The line-up features experimental vocalist and performance artist Eartheater, legendary Lithuanian free improvising drummer Vladimir Tarasov, experimental rhythmic music producer N1L, dark ambient project Daina Dieva and ReDo who will perform Russian composer Dmitri … Continue reading Opening of the festival at the Art Museum RIGA BOURSE
Tickets to the festival can be purchased here: ticketservice.lv. Advance sales ticket for a single concert night costs 15 EUR. Meanwhile, the two-day passes are currently available for 23 EUR. Entry to the October 6 event is free of charge.
French composer Tristan Murail, often mentioned in relation to the spectralism movement in contemporary music, will visit Skaņu Mežs festival with a lecture at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music on October 4. Also, on October 12, at music hall „Daile”, his string quartet „Sogni, Ombre Et Fumi” will be performed by Quatuor Diotima, … Continue reading Tristan Murail to lecture at Skaņu Mežs, performed by Quatuor Diotima