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Arone Dyer, an artist renowned for her captivating vocal talents and reputation for pushing creative boundaries, recently announced a new album titled “ARONE x S T A R G A Z E”, which sees her join forces with the trailblazing European classical-contemporary ensemble, s t a r g a z e.
A project years in the making, “ARONE x S T A R G A Z E” sees Arone Dyer – a founding member of the borderless and critically acclaimed duo Buke and Gase, who were recently the subject of a self-titled new concert film and documentary – working with the 13-member European orchestral collective s t a r g a z e – who were founded in Berlin by contemporary-classical heavy-hitters André de Ridder, Emanuel Florakis and Merle Scheske. Having met some years ago at the somewhat legendary PEOPLE movement/festival created in Berlin with members of The National and Bon Iver, they reached out to other in the middle of 2020, and when it became clear that there wasn’t going to be much performing or touring possible any time soon, the pandemic hiatus became a creative opportunity for their collaborative project.
Together they have created a genre-hopping triple crossover ranging from indie to avant-garde pop to modern classical. Featuring diverse and eclectic fragments of songs written by Arone Dyer between 2016-2021, the album is a deep, intricate, and captivating journey into the mind of a musician who has evolved from a underground buzz artist into an icon for a new generation of genre-agnostic artists.
Where the pandemic brought much of the population’s world to a halt, it gave Dyer and s t a r g a z e the space and encouragement to go back and compile smatterings of work from as far back as seven years ago. The result is a musical odyssey that defies pigeonholing, balancing both outfits proclivity for uninhibited experimentation and collaboration, to the point that the tracks and their meanings are still evolving as the work comes to finally be released. Dyer explains, “since the music was completed without audience participation, in other words, since I’ve rarely performed these tunes in public, it has been impossible to separate these juxtaposed sentiments. I hope to find the overarching motif through the process of performing and adapting to it in the coming year.”
“Arone x S T A R G A Z E” is out now via Transgressive Records in collaboration with Brassland – Buy / Stream HERE.