2018 performances:

"Hypnotic, haunting and sublime..." - Mail & Guardian



19th:  Off The Wall, Observatory - poetry reading           
20th  Tech Talk, SA College of Music, Rondebosch, 13:00
22nd  Alexander Upstairs, Strand Street, 19:00 - performance
24th: Open Window,  Pretoria - masterclass/performance
25th: ANZAC memorial - performance
29th  The Forge, Windsor Road, Kalk Bay, 19:00 - performance

Ruben Mowszowski - poetics & incantations
Dizu Plaatjies - uhadi / umrhubhe / percussion / harp
Maxim Starcke - electronics / sampling / alto saxophone / electric guitar


The latest recording collaboration between Starcke and Skillen, recorded at Digi-taal Studios, Kalk Bay.

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I’m honoured to have been included, playing the saxophone+fx parts, on the Jonas Reinhardt side of this split LP - a first etch in vinyl for me! A very special and beautiful record of transporting and timeless synth-scapes evoking an Ancient/Futuristic Sci-Fi Egypt. The first of more collaborations with Jonas Reinhardt to come!” - Max S

JONAS REINHARDT / JÜRGENLLER – “The Encyclopedia Of Civilizations: Egypt”

LP and digital album OUT NOW! Order/stream/download:

The LP is the first volume on “The Encyclopedia of Civilizations”, a collection of split LP’s just started at Abstrakce where selected artists offer their own insight into fascinating ancient cultures. In this volume music is inspired by ancient Egypt and comes with a 10-page booklet with images and texts explaining historic facts. The texts written by Juan Ruiz - a Spanish archaeologist and researcher - in a half scientific/half poetic way rounds the music and transports you to the Ancient Egypt to get the whole listening experience. The careful design of the edition also helps: Egyptian colors (sand, electric blue, gold) and a sleeve printed in the old way, letterpressed with metal movable type as Gutemberg used to do it.