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OUT.FEST – The Barreiro International Exploratory Music Festival is an annual event celebrating experimental music in all its forms since its inception in 2004. From improvised to electronic music to jazz and contemporary classical music, OUT.FEST brings together trailblazers and living legends with the present and the future of groundbreaking experimental music every year in Barreiro.

The UNEARTHING THE MUSIC project will be featured at OUT.FEST 2018 by way of concerts by Anton Nikkilä and Vladimir Tarasov on Friday, October 5th at Edifício A4 Baía do Tejo (free concerts). Find out more about these concerts and the festival at OUTFEST.PT.

Skaņu Mežs

Skaņu Mežs is a festival for adventurous (innovative, experimental, avant-garde, etc.) music. It happens in Riga, Latvia since 2003. The festival usually happens in the beginning of October, whereas one-off events by Skaņu Mežs happen more often.

Seeing as all forms of modern music have an experimental dimension, there is always a wide variety of musical genres represented at the festival – from electro-acoustic music, free improvisation, contemporary composition and noise to interesting shifts in dance music, hip-hop and rock or metal.

Skaņu Mežs is a member of festival network ICAS (International Cities of Advanced Sound) and a co-founder of the SHAPE platform as well as one of its two coordinators. SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art is supported by the “Creative Europe” programme of the EU.

The UNEARTHING THE MUSIC project will present a concert by Vladimir Tarasov at Skaņu Mežs. You can find out more at

Past Events

Lisbon Conference (UMCSEET)


The Goethe Institut in Lisbon will host the event that signals the end of this project. Talks, screenings and live performances will take place in the 15th and 16th February, tackling different views on the experimental music scenes in Eastern Europe between 1957 and 1989.




Thursday, February 15th

15h00 – Trans Osteuropa Express by Chris Bohn & Alexander Pehlemann

15h30 – Underground and Beyond by Daniel Muzyczuk

16h00 – Between Underground and Official spaces (Moderated by Lucia Udvardyova – with Robert Lippok, Ronald Lippok, Alexander Pehlemann, Chris Bohn & Daniel Muzyczuk)

17h00 – Break

17h20 – Movie: Behauptung des Raums – Wege unabhängiger Ausstellungskultur in der DDR 

19h00 – Dinner break

20h30 – Movie: 15 Corners of the World 

22h15 – Concert: Alexei Borisov 

22h45 – Concert: Ornament & Verbrechen

Friday, February 16th

15h00 –  Chris Cutler interviewed by Chris Bohn

15h30 –  Alternative Czech Music in the 1980’s by Pavla Jonssonova

16h00 – Punk, counterculture, DIY & opposition

(Moderated by Tony Herrington – with Chris Cutler, Paula Guerra, Pavla Jonssonova, Alexander Pehlemann & Alexei Borisov).  

17h00 – Break

17h20 – Movie: East Punk Memories

19h00 – Dinner break

20h30 – Movie: Elektro Moskva

22h15 – Concert: Music by The Plastic People Of The Universe (with members from the Agon Orchestra and guests Chris Cutler, Vítor Rua, Carlos Zíngaro and Manuel Guimarães)

 You can find out more about all the concerts and films to be presented at the conference, as well as the participating speakers, by clicking here.