What is not music? Giacinto Scelsi and the Orient

German contemporary music journalist Martina Seeber zooms in on the non-Western musical influences in the work of legendary avant-garde composer Giacinto Scelsi and disperses several misconceptions about his life and creative output. The text is accompanied by a musical homage to Scelsi by saxophonist Andre Vida and composer Augustin Maurs.

Photo report: REMAIIN at Skanu Mežs’2020

Despite difficult circumstances around the world in 2020, caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Riga, Latvia’s Skaņu Mežs festival was able to organize the first concerts of REMAIIN a its 2020 edition. The event was open to a limited number of listeners and safety measures were observed.

Music as a virus

Reflecting on artists and collaborators who have passed away since the start of the Coronavirus crisis, writer, educator and musician David Toop explores how the transmission of music between disparate cultures can be a tool against populism and prejudice.

Proudly Disengaged

Improvising guitarist, composer and educator Joe Morris considers the non-western musical influences on his playing and on the field of “creative” and improvised music in general.

Announcement of open call results postponed due to global pandemic

In March, REMAIIN announced an open call for musical proposals that deal with or incorporate non-western influences in experimental and new music. Deadline for submission was April 15, Wednesday.

However, since the global pandemic of the coronavirus has, for the time being, made the organization of concerts impossible, the results will not be announced yet.

We kindly ask the participants of the open call, as well as followers of the project, to be patient, and follow the information on this website and our social media until the global situation is clear enough and we can announce the first list of the artists of REMAIIN.