s t a r g a z e at Musica Nova Festival Helsinki 05 02 17


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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.




s t a r g a z e at MICHELBERGER MUSIC BERLIN 1-2 10 2016


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Bon Iver and the National Enlist 80 Artists for Massive Collaborative Berlin Event


Featuring Nils Frahm, Mouse on Mars, Erlend Øye, Woodkid, Boys Noize, My Brightest Diamond and many more


Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, the National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner, Gayngs' Ryan Olson, director Vincent Moon, conductor André De Ridder, Brandon Reid, and Berlin's Michelberger Hotel have teamed up to organize a new not-for-profit two-day music event in Berlin on October 1 and 2. It will feature 80 artists, including Bon Iver’s S. Carey and Matt McCaughan, Nils Frahm, Mouse on Mars' Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner, Erlend Øye, My Brightest Diamond's Shara Nova, Lisa Hannigan, Damien Rice, Alexander Ridha (aka Boys Noize), Yoann Lemoine (aka Woodkid), Fog's Andrew Broder, Hauschka, Sam Amidon, Naeem Juwan (aka Spank Rock), members of Poliça, Wye Oak, Alt-J, the Staves, and more. "It's about new material, collaborations, unique arrangements, and dissolving borders,” the organizers said in a statement.


Prior to the event, the participating artists will spend a week together in Berlin, working and rehearsing at Funkhaus studios, where the performances will also take place.


Though the “happening” is without an official name, the artists cite “egolessness” as a “guiding system” for the shows. It is not driven by concept, but “based on friendships and relations of people that have evolved over years and the desire to put something together,” they write.


There will be no set lineup announced in advance. Attendees will not know where or when to expect artists to perform. The audience will be brought through different rooms with performances occurring in each of them.


Find more information and see the full list of artists involved here.




Marlies van Gangelen

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.

Marlies van Gangelen



s t a r g a z e performs at Michelberger Music next month. I am really excited to be involved in this project! The next article about the event is written by Pitchfork.




Look back what happened at Funkhaus Berlin: