Poliça and s t a r g a z e
Liquid Music artists in virtual residence: 2015-16
“Orchestral support can often feel self-indulgent and egotistical with the orchestra only there to serve the band. But here it feels entirely equal; two like-minded musical entities fluidly playing and communicating with each other.” – Huffington Post on the work and philosophy of s t a r g a z e
“A beguiling mix of warped R&B and heavily Auto-Tuned vocals.” – The Guardian on the music of Poliça
Liquid Music follows the artistic collision of two innovative ensembles, Berlin’s vibrant and forward–thinking s t a r g a z e, dubbed a “renegade new classical ensemble” (Boiler Room) founded by prominent European conductor Andre De Ridder and Minneapolis’ own Poliça, internationally renowned for their “dark conviction” (Pitchfork) and“beautifully melancholic” (The Guardian) sound. The two ensembles are working together over the course of the year to create a unique musical collaboration for the fall of 2016. Liquid Music will allow audiences the unprecedented opportunity to enter into the artists’ process through a “virtual residency,” following this exciting collaboration through its development and offering a window into the work and creativity that goes into putting a major new music project on the stage.
Project documentation, blog posts, video coverage and process insights at www.liquidmusicseries.org/blog.
Poliça and s t a r g a z e: Work In Progress Conversation
Co-presented with The Current
Sunday May 22, 2016 at 5:00pm (Purchase Tickets)
Fitzgerald Theater, Saint Paul
Hosted by MPR's Steve Seel
Witness the collision of two innovative ensembles, one from Germany, the other from Minneapolis. What happens when renegade classical meets beautifully melancholic electronic music? Join us for an intimate conversation with these unique musical creators and hear firsthand about the process of collaborating from halfway across the globe. The culmination of this digital residency will take place at the Fitz on November 18, 2017 – stay tuned for details.