Kaltern Pop 2017

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We are back in South Tyrol to go hiking, wine-tasting and to meet these two beauties above! With Erlend Øye we sat under a tree at last year’s Michelberger Music listening to his beautiful songs and ever since then we’ve been planning on meeting up with him again to create some music together.

Daniel Brandt released his first solo album  – Eternal Something – via the Erased Tapes family and the week in Kaltern will kickstart our collaboration with him as we will expand his material with our stargaze line-up – to be continued in London for Spitalfields Music!

For tickets and additional line-up, check here!




Gaudeamus Muziekweek Utrecht

strings stargaze


Saturday at 9:30pm at Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht (NL)

For the 2017 edition of Gaudeamus Muziekweek – a festival for new compositions in Utrecht –  s t a r g a z e  has been invited to perform two compositions of this year’s Gaudeamus Composer Award Nominees: Ivan Vukosavljević and stargaze’s own Aart Strootman. stargaze will perform in an all-strings line-up, similar to our Under The Skin performance for Rewire 2016! Ivan will perform with us for his piece Afterthoughts and for Aart’s Nyctophilia his trio Temko as well as our good friends from recorder-trio Axolot will join!

Find us as part of Gaudeamus’ Saturday Night Live and make sure to check out On/Off of Alistair Sung, stargaze’s cellist!






Owen Pallett and stargaze at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Owen Pallett by Peter Juhl
Owen Pallett by Peter Juhl

September 23rd, 2017 – Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

It’s been two years since we’ve premiered new compositions by and with Owen Pallett at pop-kultur Berlin and Ruhrtriennale – and we’ve missed it! Join us at the newly opened Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg joining forces with Reeperbahnfestival on September 23rd, more info soon!

Tickets can be found here.

Eaux Claires Festival 2017

EXC 2017 Single Day Admat

And we are back! After playing our US Debut in November 2016, we are back in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, to perform for Eaux Claires Festival – again uniquely curated by Aaron Dessner and Justin Vernon. We can’t wait to finally be back and meet all the friendly faces again – plus we will reunite with Polica for Music for the Long Emergency. And there’ll be more – you know we love to collaborate and we’ll bring some arrangements with us…

More info here.

Class of ’67



s t a r g a z e  is incredibly honoured to be back at Philharmonie de Paris in October 2017. After playing our debut on a double-bill with Matmos as well as Chassol, we now created our solo-set to honour the Class of ’67: The Beatles with their ground-breaking concept album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Beach BoysPet Sounds and The Smile Sessions as well as two composers that seem to be far away but yet are closely connected to the sound-explorations of our favourite boybands: We gonna premiere Stockhausen‘s Stop & Start in Paris and we’ll present Berio‘s Folk Songs, Michelle and O King featuring the beautiful voice of Katherine Manley.

More infos and tickets here!

spitting chamber music

stargaze mit käptn peng

spitting chamber music – a project circling around the power of spoken words and how hip-hop/ rap – artists are approaching political, philosophical or social topics. Inspired by one of the most well-known and legendary collectives – Wu-Tang Clan and their album Chamber Music, we developed new material based on snippets, ideas and songs of our featured artists, creating a new sound and exploring the possibilities and borders of our acoustic, mostly classical instruments joining forces with samples and beats.

Think “hip-hop unplugged” meets chamber music. 

Our featured artists were Käptn Peng from Berlin and powerful wonder-woman Malikah, the queen of Arabic hip-hop, Inna Modja from Mali, who impressed us a lot with her newest album Hotel Bamako and lastly, we’ve also just added Naeem to our list, who performs as Spank Rock and who we got to know at Michelberger Music in 2016. He just released a single with our friends from Polica, check it out here

The project was funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and developed in a collaboration with Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen and Cologne’s Acht-Brücken- Festival, and next to perform in Cologne and Hannover, we were also part of X-Jazz Berlin.

NDR Kultur was so kind to videotape the complete concert in Hannover and here are some video-snippets we love a lot!

s t a r g a z e  – spitting chamber music:  Käptn Peng –  His Name Shall Be Peng // Happy Tune : https://youtu.be/4QcN-zGX7yw
s t a r g a z e  – spitting chamber music: Malikah – Bel Zaleh // Kalimah
s t a r g a z e  – spitting chamber music: Malikah – Holla
s t a r g a z e  – spitting chamber music: Spank Rock – Messiaen
s t a r g a z e  – spitting chamber music: Spank Rock – Black Midi Suite, Part 5
s t a r g a z e  – spitting chamber music:  Inna Modja – Kuma
s t a r g a z e  – spitting chamber music:  Inna Modja – Water
s t a r g a z e  – spitting chamber music: Inna Modja – I Rise