Sónar Festival – Sampler Sèries

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June 18th 2017 – L’Auditori Barcelona.

As part of the collaboration between Barcelona’s Auditori and Sónar Festival, stargaze will perform the Spanish premiere of Death Speaks by David Lang and we are very honoured to be joined by Nico Muhly on the piano, part of the original line-up (next to Bryce Dessner, Owen Pallett and Shara Worden). Death Speaks revolves around and lends a voice to death in five long compositions that dilute the boundary between pop and contemporary music and is based on Lieder by Franz Schubert. Lang’s work does not escape the darkness of death, yet somehow manages to endow it with a strange intimacy and extraordinary beauty.

Next to Death Speaks, we will perform a couple of more compositions, so details will follow!

Get more information and your tickets here or here and check out Nora Fischer’s performance of Death Speaks on youtube.

 

 

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).

 

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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….

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!

 

 

 

stargaze presents 2014

February 14-16th, 2014
Berlin
Volksbühne

An event describing what stargaze is and likes to do most, stargaze present will take place from February 14-16th 2014 at and in collaboration with Volksbühne at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in our hometown Berlin. We are more than happy with the line-up which features worldpremieres and new collaborations between Berlin-based Ensembles and artists from Germany, United Kingdom and USA. Every evening consists of three concerts, ranging from the classical string-quartet to minimalist approaches, punk with choir to electronics. Our „signature“-piece In C by Terry Riley ends each evening, re-interpreted by selected artists.
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