This beat noise quartet emerged from a collaboration at the Irtijal Festival for experimental music in Lebanon. Hailing from Beirut, Abed Kobeissy and Ali Hout are tackling Arabic music’s capacity to express urban soundscapes as an intrinsic part of its local aesthetics. The germany based musicians trumpeter Pablo Giw and percussionist Joss Turnbull are working with the extensions of their instruments to the full means of sonic-intertwine, instrumental deconstruction and acoustic replay. By incorporating digital effects to their instrumental work, Stellar Banger creates pulsating soundscapes of grainy-raw-and-poly-layered-pink-ecstatic-stutter.

Abed Kobeissy (buzuq, effects)
Pablo Giw (trumpet, voice)
Ali Hout (percussion, voice, effects)
Joss Turnbull (percussion, voice, effects, samples)