Sound Days 2024

Sound Days 2024

Sound Days 2024 will take place 23.-27.04. at  ‘RTU Liepāja’ (formerly known as ‘Liepaja University’).

Sound Days is an annual festival in Liepaja dedicated to sound, art and experiments. This year’s festival’s theme is DIY culture – searching for new means of expression, developing unique and creative thinking, practical work with materials and exploring the mechanics of how things work. The festival includes creative workshops, discussions, artist talks, jam session, as well as a pop-up exhibition and audio-visual performance programmes.

The workshops cover the fields of  design, sound art, music, visual art and technology. The hosts or the workshops are artists, musicians and designers: Darsha Hewitt (CA/DE), Lise-Lotte Norelius(SE), Christian Faubel (DE), Marko Timlin (DE), Shawn Pinchbeck (CA), Julie Delisle (CA), Émile Gingras (CA), Ģirts Ozoliņš (LV), Mārtiņs Zutis (LV), Paula Vītola (LV), Fricis Kalvelis (LV).

The participants will explore different techniques of prototyping and electronics, analog synths, unique methods of creating spatial sound, performance and composition, staging and other skills connected to the materiality of music and sound.

Sound Days will take place in Kūrmājas prospekts 13, in the MPLab, Concert Hall “Great Amber” and club “Kursa”.

In 2024 the festival partner is The Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) and the contest JTTP 2023. Members of CEC and the JTTP winners, emerging composers from Canada will be present with Artist talks, masterclass, workshops and a concert of Canadian electroacoustic music, that will be held at the Great Amber concert hall, Chamber hall on April 25.


11.04. & 12.04

Introductory lectures by Paula Vītola and Krista Dintere, online.

Tuesday, 23.04. – Friday, 26.04.

Creative workshops @MPLab Art Research Laboratory, RTU Liepaja.

Thursday, 25.04.

Multimedia spatial music concert Jeu de temps / Times Play (JTTP) @ Concert Hall “Great Amber”

Friday,  26.04.

Seminar & Discussion – DIY praxis in design, sound art and experimental music. Talks and improv @ “Kursas Putni” and online.

Saturday, 27.04.

Sound Days closing event. Pop-up exhibition and presentation of the workshop results and performances by Christian Faubel (DE),  Lise-Lotte Norelius (SE), Shawn Pinchbeck (CA), Spāre Vītola un Marta Ansone, Paula Vītola un Alvis Grigaļūns @club “Kursa”.

The festival is organised by ASTE. Art, Science, Technology, Education and “RTU Liepāja” Art Research Laboratory (MPLab). Sound Days are made possible by the support of Liepaja municipality “Culture department” and Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia.

Sound Days 2023. Sound + Text interactions.

Skaņas Dienas 2023

Sound Days 2023 will be held from 27.05. until 04.06. at Liepaja University.

Sound Days 2023 will take place from May 27 until June 4 in Liepaja.

Sound Days festival is an interdisciplinary festival dedicated to promoting freedom of creative expression in sound art, media art, literature and electronic experimental music. Sound Days 2023 will explore the intersections of sound and text in various forms. Festival activities will consist of an exhibition, workshops and performances. 

Festival workshop participants will be interacting with analog and digital sound instruments, learning sound improvisation techniques while interacting with space, creating text and context based sound works, using text based live coding visual software to produce visuals, as well as making connections, new creative bonds and networking with the creative community.

Workshop hosts:

Olivia Jack (US/DE), Antye Greie-Ripatti (AGF) (FI), Friedemann Dupelius (DE), Artūrs Punte, Maksims Šenteļevs, Platon Buravicky, Reinis Semēvics, Tobias Hartmann (DE).


Saturday, May 27 19:00
Sound Days Exhibition Opening. Artist talks and performance. 

Sunday, May 28 12:00 – 16:00 

Family Day. Exhibition and open workshops for families and children.

Monday, May 29 19:00 

Sound Days orientation. Participants Arriving. Opening of the Workshops.

Tuesday, May 30 – Saturday, June 3 10:00 – 17:00 

Workshops. Participants are working on individual and group projects

Friday, June 2

Readings, text workshops, performances.

Saturday, June 3 17:00 

Sound Days Performances and workshop result presentations

The festival is organised by ASTE. Art, Science, Technology, Education and Liepaja University Art Research Lab (MPLab) and creative writing studies in collaboration with creative space “Pegaza Pagalms”. “Sound days” is created with the support of Liepaja City Municipality institution “Culture Department” and State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia (VKKF).