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Skaņu Mežs Festival

Daile Music House, Riga, LatviaPhoto: Busdriver by Artūrs Pavlovs. Based at the Daile Music House, a repurposed cinema in Riga’s central district, Skaņu Mežs displays a broad approach to curation. Now in its 16th edition the festival’s most accessible programme yet incorporates everything from contemporary… Read More

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Leto (Summer)

Kirill Serebrennikov (Director), Hype Film/Kinovista, 126 minsImage: Aleksander Kuznetsov as The Skeptik in Leto (Summer) “The Soviet rock musician must find the light inside of mankind. He must have an active role in society.” So says the director of the Leningrad Rock Club, Anna Aleksandrovna… Read More

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Dronica

The Old Church, London, UKPhoto: Luxul by Matteo Favero Dronica is a small-scale experimental music festival that produces around three editions annually. Now in its third year, the festival hosts workshops, installations and live performances in a modest Elizabethan church. Chosen for its intimate size… Read More

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Neutral

Disintegration Loops Swedish duo Neutral dig repetition with their reel-to-reel version of blasted psychedelia. Photograph by Erik Gustafsson.  In 1843, Søren Kierkegaard published Repetition, an essay on experimental psychology that argued for the importance of recurrent actions and events. The essay opens with the Danish… Read More