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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

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

Opening of the festival at the Art Museum RIGA BOURSE

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

Tristan Murail to lecture at Skaņu Mežs, performed by Quatuor Diotima

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