Starocluster is an improvising sextet that formed by accident in a small village outside Prague in the summer of 2014.
It attempts to combine acoustic and electric improvisation, both non-idiomatic and stylistically based, with multimedia elements, including analogue projectors (rotary projector, overhead projector) and digital media (webcam broadcasts, Google Maps, Facebook Live).
In 2015, the casette jabka hrušky meotary (Czech for “apples, pears and overhead projectors”) was released on the Meteorismo label. It is a collection of lo-fi recordings captured with a tape recorder at several Stratocluster rehearsals.
In 2014, Stratocluster signed with the Prague-based alternative label poli5 to record an album, which will be released in 2016.
Here is a video from our performance at the vs. Interpretation Festival in Prague, July 2014:
Here is a lo-fi video from a concert at Café v lese, Prague [3.1.2014]: