Stellan Veloce is a Berlin-based Sardinian multi-instrumentalist and composer. They studied cello at the Cagliari Conservatory and composition at the Universität der Künste Berlin and the California Institute of the Arts.
Their music focuses on timbral research, iteration and modulations of sound densities, integrating composition with improvisation and band playing. Their background in traditional Sardinian music is a important subliminal inspiration of their work.
Beside performing live they compose music for ensembles and for dance performances, favoring collaborative practices. Since 2018 they collaborate regularly with Irish choreographer Sheena McGrandles and composer Neo Hülcker.
They occasionally work on stage or studio in the pop music sphere (Kenichi & the sun, Dear Reader, Kat Frankie, Danso Key and others) most recently with pop icon Peaches.
Veloce's first LP Complesso Spettro includes two pieces for sextet that serve as a bridge between the different manifestations of their music, such as experimental rock, contemporary music and improvisation.
Together with Kaj Duncan David, Andreas Dzialocha, Laure M. Hiendl and Neo Hülcker they are co-founder of the collective and online platform Y-E-S.org. They are part of the feminist group Gather.