June 19, 2017

There is a new video on Youtube, comprised of unreleased Stratos material and a variety of accompanying video textures. It's a great mix set and a good listen, if you're into our sort of thing...

Go and check it out at the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...

September 28, 2016

FREE GIFT:

Ever since the concert at Alva's Showroom, Dean has been mixing a full set of music by the Stratos Ensemble to give to you all as a free download. Nab it while it's there. It's to show our thanks for supporting the band!

The set is roughly 45 minutes of improv...

September 20, 2016

Our gig last Saturday actually ranks up there with some of our best performed sets ever, and the audience loved the confluence between the video art and our improvisation. Score that. 😎 Yep if you missed it you definitely missed it. 

Additionally, there was a technical...

September 12, 2016

Thank you for joining us during our radio gig last night on KXLU in Los Angeles.

It seems that some of you expressed confusion about the performance because it sounded so experimental. It's true, we don't usually sound quite so experimental, but sometimes this happens w...

August 17, 2016

MARK IT OFF ON YOUR CALENDAR

Futuristic ambient space fusion band The Stratos Ensemble will be playing live on radio station KXLU, September 11th, at 9pm, to help promote their performance at Alva's Showroom coming up on September 17th.

For the radio performance, you wil...

June 27, 2016

(Note: this post is not up to date)

It's official: The Stratos Ensemble will be performing a notable multi media event this August!

On August 27th, at Alvas Showroom in San Padro, The Stratos Ensemble will perform live, both as a band and a multi-media production. The en...

March 31, 2016

There was a band that Stratos-Ensemble-guitar-player Daniel Coffeng and Stratos founder Dean De Benedictis worked with before Daniel joined up with our gang. The band was called Phantom Protocol, occasionally using the name Simplexity, and is/was a similar concept to t...

June 16, 2015

Dean is getting back in touch with his piano-based roots, and is beginning to incorporate grand piano into the general format of The Stratos Ensemble far more than in the past.  This is the first of many ensemble tracks to come, serving as an example of that new instru...

December 15, 2014

The Stratos Ensemble (The Dean De Benedictis Ensemble) improvising a piece together that features one of Dean's voice-sample solos. 

Brock Bowers - drums 
Carl Royce - bass & loops 
Daniel Coffeng - guitar & guitar synth 
Jim Goetsch (aka Subversive Element) - saxopho...

December 1, 2014

There is a new fundraiser compilation out that's extremely comprehensive (long), featuring some of the most influencial names in alternative electronic music, and we have a track on there.  It's a rather bitter-sweet ensemble piece (not electronic), which fits.  The co...

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