s t a r g a z e is a network of multi-talented and classically-trained European musicians founded by the highly regarded Berlin-based conductor André de Ridder. In addition to operating as an orchestral collective since 2013, stargaze is also a group of curators initiating and commissioning collaborations and projects in the field of contemporary pop-, electronic and classical music, as well as programming concerts with compositions introducing different facets of today’s music to new audiences.

stargaze has worked with Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, The Magnetic North, Jherek Bischoff, Shara Worden, Owen Pallett, Villagers, The Dodos, Grant Hart, Julia Holter, Nils Frahm, Matthew Herbert, Koreless, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Iceage, Loney Dear, Holy Other, These New Puritans and many more; and has appeared at the Holland Festival, Barbican Centre London, Acht-Brücken-Festival at Cologne Philharmonie, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Into The Great Wide Open, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Crossing Borders Festival, Wonderfeel Festival, Kaltern Pop Festival, Berlin Pop-Kultur, Ruhrtriennale, Sacrum Profanum Krakow, Rewire Festival (NL), Motel Mozaique (NL) and is ensemble in residence at Haldern Pop Festival (Germany).

Future projects will lead to Barbican London for a Nils Frahm curated weekender, the Philharmonie de Paris with Matmos and first concerts in the United States with the US-Band Poliça.