Stellan Veloce is a sardinian composer, performer and cellist living and working in Berlin. They compose pieces for acoustic instrumental ensembles as well as working on installations or performance pieces focusing on timbre, repetition and density. 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.
Veloce works or has worked with collaborators from different disciplines like composer Neo Hülcker, dancer/choreographers Sheena McGrandles and Julian Weber, visual artist Kyle Bellucci Johanson among others. Occasionally they work as a touring band member or in the studio in the pop music sphere. Collaborations include Peaches, Dear Reader, Kenichi, Kat Frankie and Raz O´hara among others. They are a member of the band Danso Key.
After completing a degree in cello performance, Veloce studied composition at the Universität der Künste Berlin with Elena Mendoza, Mauro Lanza and Daniel Ott and at the California Institute of the Arts with Ulrich Krieger.
They performed or their work has been performed at London Contemporary Music Festival (UK), Signal Festival (IT), Neue Musik Festival Rummlingen (CH), Dark Music Days and Cycle Festival (IS), CTM Festival (DE), Sound Acts (GR), Inact Festival (FR), BAM! Festival Berlin (DE) and at HAU Berlin (DE), Münchener Kammerspiele (DE), Ufer Studios Berlin (DE), the Place (UK), Akademie der Kunste Berlin (DE) and elsewhere.