April 9, 2020

We apologize for the delay regarding the conclusion of our scheduled concert in April. Let this finally be an official announcement that our in-person gig for April 23rd is cancelled. Indeed we were going to cancel weeks ago, but we were waiting for our music curator t...

February 27, 2020

Fans in LA who have been waiting for us to perform again will be happy to know that we are scheduled to return to the stage this April 23rd, 2020. We will play two 1-hour sets, starting at around 8pm and going until around 11pm. The gig will be in Sunland CA, at a smal...

January 23, 2017

The Stratos Ensemble will perform a set of music once again at the E Spot Lounge in North Hollywood, this time as a comprehensive multi-media event celebrating the release of their new album, Accident At Clear Lake.

Unlike the last event, only partially multi-media with...

November 11, 2016

We have a long performance coming up in Studio City (CA) this November 30th, on a Wednesday night. It will be at the E Spot Lounge, an established jazz club upstairs at Vitello's Restaurant. Our set that night will be a 1:45-minute-long musical odyssey.

And make no mist...

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...

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...

February 18, 2016

Check out the latest music video on Youtube for the Stratos Ensemble: an entire improv set with accompanying iTunes visualizer and time laps landscapes behind it. It's a bit of an A/V oddyssee within 40 some odd minutes, filled with musical and visual textures o' plent...

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...

November 2, 2014

As the title suggests, we recently did an album with electro-jazz experimental artist Subversive Element, which was released on his small label Psychosomatic Rec. Once a thriving part of the LA electrinica scene, Psychosomatic Records released albums by LA ambient arti...

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