Category Archives: Reviews

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

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

Photos from premiere of Dmitri Kourliandski’s Dolce Stil Nuovo

The second event of the concert series “Skaņu Mežs’ commissioned works for Latvia’s Centenary”, wherein the jubilee of Latvia is celebrated with new compositions from various genres of experimental and avant-garde music, took place at 7PM on July 7 in Liepāja at the chamber hall of concert hall Lielais dzintars. Russian composer Dmitri Kourliandski (Дмитрий … Continue reading Photos from premiere of Dmitri Kourliandski’s Dolce Stil Nuovo

Video: Peter Evans and Sofia Jernberg at a concert dedicated to the Latvian centennial in Jelgava

We invite you to watch a video of Peter Evans (USA) and Sofia Jernberg’s (Norway/Ethiopia) performance. The concert took place on 24 February at the Jelgava History and Art Museum of Ģederts Elias. It is a part of the concert series “Skaņu Mežs’ commissioned works for Latvia’s Centenary”. Video by Dāvis Jansons. The concert series … Continue reading Video: Peter Evans and Sofia Jernberg at a concert dedicated to the Latvian centennial in Jelgava

Saņu Mežs-released album by Oriole nominated for Austra Award

Beatmaker Oriole has been nominated for an Austra Award – Latvia’s equivalent of the Polaris Music Award or Mercury Prize – for his album “The Mushroom Music Vol. 4″, which has been released by Skaņu Mežs festival (Skaņu Mežs Recordings) and supported by SHAPE platform. The Austra Award is annually granted for outstanding albums, released in Latvia. Such criteria as genre, … Continue reading Saņu Mežs-released album by Oriole nominated for Austra Award

Photo Gallery: White Night 2017

Pictures from Skaņu mežs’ event of September 9 that took place in Ave Sol concert hall as a part of the White Night festival with following artists: Varg, Natasha Barrett, Anna Zaradny, Thomas Ankersmit un Julien Desprez.