Musica Nova Festival Helsinki

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February 5th 2017 at G Live Lab in Helsinki, Finland.

s t a r g a z e’ Boards Of Canada project is based on their seminal HI Scores EP which was recently re-released, and acknowledges the layered orchestrations of the originals, reimagining the colours stemming mostly from the band’s legendary arsenal of analogue synths by instrumental, semi-accoustic means. Since Boards Of Canada have abandoned the realm of live performance some time ago, stargaze have decided to humbly step into that void, as a hommage but also in order to create a live-set valid in its own righ. This special performance at Musical Nova will be a collaboration between stargaze and drummer Teppo Mäkynen at G Live Lab.

For our Finnish Debut we are over the moon to also feature two compositions of Qasim Naqvi, drummer of the amazing Dawn of Midi – their concerts took our breaths several times already. Qasim is a talented composer, too! We will not only perform his Preamble but also premiere a new composition commissioned by us.

Find your tickets here and see you soon in Helsinki.

 

Alien Disko 2016

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Alien Disko is a two-days festival curated by The Notwist featuring musicians from the versatile music scene of Munich and a colourful range of guests such as the Sun Ra Arkestra and Dawn of Midi (one of our favourite bands!). We are very happy to be part of the weekend as well, finally performing our arrangements of Hi Scores in full. Andi and Karl-Ivar of The Notwist will join us on stage, too!

Our Boards Of Canada project is based on their seminal Hi Scores EP which was recently re-released, and acknowledges the layered orchestrations of the originals, reimagining the colours stemming mostly from the band’s legendary arsenal of analoge synths by instrumental, semi-accoustic means. Since Boards Of Canada have abandoned the realm of live performance some time ago, stargaze have decided to humbly step into that void, as a homage but also in order to create a live-set valid in its own right.

Come join the party and get your tickets here.

 

November Music 2016

November 10th at Verkadefabriek in Den Bosch (NL)

November Music in Den Bosch is one of the largest Dutch festivals for exciting new music. For ages already they follow their own unique approach to curate their festival and we have been curious about it for a long time. The festival made it possible for stargaze’s own Aart Strootman and Morris Kliphuis to compose two new compositions for the collective’s line-up. Both compositions will feature unexpected elements and electronic. We are also very happy to finally perform Deerhoof Chamber Variations by Greg Saunier (Deerhoof) again. And if this wouldn’t be enough, Greg decided to write us a second composition!

Get your tickets and more info here.

Watch our video for Data here (part of Deerhoof Chamber Variations EP).

 

stargaze by Emanuel Florakis
stargaze by Emanuel Florakis

Kaltern Pop 2016

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October 13,14,15 at Kaltern am See (IT)

Joining the second edition of Kaltern Pop Festival, stargaze is happy to present a new collaboration with Robert Gwisdek alias Käptn Peng. Together with him and his drummer Pete, we gonna find out how to merge philosophical texts, spoken words, self-made percussion and classical instruments. Things will be a bit quieter for us at this year’s festival, as we will mainly focus on the new project, but who knows, you might catch us on other stages as well….

Michelberger Music Happening

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October 1-2nd, 2016 at Funkhaus Nalepastraße, Berlin

“…So it’s basically ‘creator’s jail’…..but on a volunteer, not arrested, basis, and in the Michelberger.  But still, they’re all kind of under ‘haus-arrest.’   And: forced to play.   Not a bad idea!  I’m liking this a lot.  I’ve written a screenplay like this in the States where they book you into a hotel and don’t let you out until you’re done.  Great room service, tho.  Not as good as Alan, but still good. Kidding.  Not about the screenplay.  That actually happened.”

stargaze is happy to announce a new musical happening in Berlin, taking place at the beautiful Funkhaus Nalepastraße where we’ve spent many hours already recording, rehearsing and working on several projects. We’ve been asked to invite some of our favorite artists and happy to see the likes of This Is The Kit, Käptn Peng and Polica amongst our friends Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner of The National, Shara Worden, Sam Amidon and especially curious about new faces like Vincent Moon, Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver), Ragnar Kjartansson, Holly Blakey, Lisa Hannigan and many many more.

BBC Proms: Late Night Tribute to David Bowie – The Aftermath

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Dear everyone, thanks so much for your support, kind words, shared pictures and enthusiasm, celebrating David Bowie and his manifold music with us.

For all peeps in the UK, you can re-watch the concert via the BBC Online-stream, available until August 29th. You can also listen to the recordings only. For people in the rest of the world, it’s unfortunately a bit difficult for now. You can listen to the recordings, but not watch the whole concert. The YouTube- Channel of the Proms offers some videos:

Ashes to Ashes, Station to Station, Always Crashing In The Same Car, Starman and Heroes.

And thanks to the Telegraph for the review!