Over three days in February at the Volksbühne the Stargaze ensemble will present an event encompassing many Digital in Berlin favourites such as Mouse on Mars, Tyondai Braxton and Nils Frahm to name but a few. With such an extravagant line-up this is truly a festival and will no doubt feature an array of stunning performances including several renditions of Terry Riley’s In C.
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.
Friday, 14th: stargaze performs Bryce Dessner’s Aheym, Holy Other & Cantus Domus, Nils Frahm & stargaze perform Riley’s In C
Nils Frahm, born in 1982, had an early introduction to music. During his childhood he was taught to play piano by Nahum Brodski – a student of the last scholar of Tschaikowski. It was through this that Nils began to immerse himself in the styles of the classical pianists before him as well as contemporary composers.
Saturday, 15th: stargaze performs Ben Shemie’s Positive Feedback, 1000 Robota, stargaze & Cantus DomusPantha du Prince & The Bell Laboratory perform Riley’s In C
Terry Riley | In C
Sunday, 16th: Pekka Kuusisto, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop & André de Ridder perform Owen Pallett’s Violin Concerto, My Brightest Diamond & Zafraan Ensemble, Tyondai Braxton, Mouse on Mars & stargaze perform Riley’s In C
Mouse on Mars is one of the few electronic bands to stand the test of time. Constantly reinventing themselves, they have taken electronica to new heights with a unique blend of sound annihilation, fragmented melodies and an impassioned hatred of conformity. For nearly two deacades, Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner have been sweating over burning consoles to create a new musical language, only to twist it again into thousands of myriad distortions.
Mouse on Mars | They Know Your Name
Nils Frahm, 1000 Robota, stargaze, Mouse on Mars, Zafraan Ensemble, Holy Other, Cantus Domus, Tyonday Braxton, Pantha du Prince and The Bell Laboratory, Pekka Kuusisto and Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, My Brightest Diamond LIVE
Friday, 14, 15 & 16 February 2014 | 20:00 CET
Volksbühne | Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz | 10178 Berlin/Mitte