Performance and Sound Installation by HMSS


15 May 2008
31 May 2008

Performance: May 15, 2008. at 20.00, RIXC Media Space (11. Novembra Krastmala 35, entrance from Minsterejas ielas), Riga.

Sound Installation: May 17 – 31, 2008, every day from 12.00 to 19.00. Opening: May 16 at 18.00, RIXC Media Space (11. Novembra Krastmala 35, entrance from Minsterejas ielas), Riga.


hmss_concert.jpg - information about hmss: the upcoming concert at RIXC in Riga:

RIXC is proud to present hmss - Germany concert-performance and interactive sound installation ‘Urban Spaces’
in the framework of Month of German Culture in Latvia entitled “O!VACIJA”.

hmss is an ensemble for electroacoustic noise-improvisation consisting of Ludger Hennig (Leipzig) Markus Markowski (Bremen), Hanns Holger Rutz aka sciss (Weimar) and Johannes Sienknecht (Berlin). The ensemble exists since the beginning of 2006 and, searching to extend musical improvisation through electroacoustic software-instruments. The musical material of hmss consists mostly of noise and ambient sounds but also live-soundscapes which are interconnected within a signal-network.

hmss sound art performance could be described as a rather nontraditional music concert due to several reasons – if the sound is usually distributed trough 1 or 2 channels, then during concert in Riga hmss will be using a special 4 channel sound installation for visitors to experience the sound both acoustically and spatially. During the performance which will be a special electroacoustic network improvisation the visitors will be able to move around using the space to percieve the architecture of sounds, which will feature urban soundscape from Riga city.

Entrance free

Riga Centre for New Media Culture RIXC
11 Novembra Krastmala 35 - 201
Riga, Latvia
Ph: +371 67228478