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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

Skaņu Mežs 2019 announces workshops by Alvin Lucier and Irvine Arditti

The Skaņu Mežs festival for adventurous music (Riga, Latvia) will happen on October 5, 11 and 12 (see the full program here). The festival has also revealed its educational program, comprised of workshops by violin virtuoso Irvine Arditti and legendary composer Alvin Lucier. Both events will happen at the LMT Chamber Hall of the Jāzeps … Continue reading Skaņu Mežs 2019 announces workshops by Alvin Lucier and Irvine Arditti

Circuit Des Yeux, Erwan Keravec to play opening event of Skaņu Mežs 2019

The Skaņu Mežs festival for adventurous music (Riga, Latvia) will hold a free entry opening event on 5 October at 6pm at the Art museum RIGA BOURSE (6 Doma laukums, Riga). The line-up includes cross-genre duo Subtle Degrees, avant-folk group Circuit Des Yeux, bagpipe player, improviser Erwan Keravec and composer Candido Lima with a performance … Continue reading Circuit Des Yeux, Erwan Keravec to play opening event of Skaņu Mežs 2019

Photo Gallery: White Night 2019

Pictures from the Skaņu Mežs’ hosted free-entry event of the White Night culture forum 2019 that took place in St. Savior’s Anglican Church, Riga, on September 7. The line up was: Joachim Nordwall, Systema Solaris, Glociks, Astrid Sonne, Maria W Horn, Jonathan Uliel Saldanha, Nina Garcia. Pics by Mr. Arnis Kalniņš

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