ROAM: s t a r g a z e
The indie-classical pioneers s t a r g a z e open ROAM 2019 with three special guests in a programme devised just for Rotterdam.
Don’t yet know s t a r g a z e? This is the group of musicians, part band, part ensemble, part orchestra using their conservatory training to propel classical music into another realm. ‘Each day’ they say, ‘we get more excited by what’s going on in contemporary pop, electronica and other uncategorizable genres and won’t wait for institutions to wake up and recognize us. We have read between the lines and are now looking towards the stars.’
Although s t a r g a z e tours all over Europe and even further afield, they now consider Rotterdam as their base, so welcome to this home match!
Tonight we help them fulfill their ambition of playing a set with Astronautalis, AKA Andy Bothwell, the radical American singer-composer-performer with his roots in hip-hop. This programme is curated by s t a r g a z e regular and guitarist Aart Strootman for two Steinways, two electric bass-players, and percussion. A fascinating night and opening for ROAM, and you can dance!