“Oddly infectious, the sheer alien nature of the sound is allied to a whimsical pop touch that truly gets under the skin.”
(Robin Murray – Clash Magazine)
“Strikingly unique; an offbeat departure from the day that hints at all manner of things to come. ”
(Tom Johnson, Goldflakepaint)
“This is a record that you just couldn’t have heard five years ago. It’s completely in the now, in the moment trying to push the boundaries of what’s possible and what can be done.“
(Tom Robinson, BBC6 Music)
“Like most of the great modern music, Austrian Vinzenz Stergin’s compositions defy genre brackets, combining elements of electronics, blues, classical and rock music. Stergin’s live set was easily the most fun performance of MENT 2017.”
(God Is In The TV)
(Photo Christopher Parsons)
Stergin is an award winning multi-instrumentalist, performer, songwriter, cross arts creator, composer and producer.
Growing up in the Austrian mountains, he studied classical clarinet at Mozarteum Salzburg, worked for human rights organisations in Los Angeles and Amsterdam, started a rock band and sang in choirs, before doing a Masters in composition in London, where he still resides today.
Music is his primary language and he uses this language to innovate & educate. He performs (clarinets, guitars, synths) and produces music, but in addition, it’s his preferred medium of communication. As a channel for education, through the NEUZUGANG LEARNING school he founded or as lead creative for a record label operating in multiple UK prisons.
He has been commissioned to write music from Kent to Tokyo and worked with commercial world giants such as Red Bull. His work has been recognised by Arts Council UK, Help Musicians UK (Do It Differently Award 2018) and the Austrian Cultural Forum, as well as being the recipient of multiple academic recognition awards.
“I’m a work in progress and I love it,” says Vinzenz.
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Creative concept by Stergin developed for Red Bull Media House & Shur microphones