Who we are and why we do it
eclipse concerts sprouted from seven years of co-creating what became one of Switzerland's stand-out music venues (formerly Parterre Kultur, now in new format).
Prior to that, the eclipse seed evolved over years of venue-pilgrimages in Europe and North America, and hosting off-the-cuff house concerts/shindigs in Canada.
It is rooted in a lifetime of love for music and the drive to connect great artists with great audiences.
(Moments like these)
"What fuels us at eclipse?
The magic that happens in the space where
great artists and great audiences connect.
It's a force. It nourishes. It touches and awakens.
Moments more than the sum of their parts.
Moments of transcendence."
Andrea Samborski, founder of eclipse concerts
7+ years (2009 - 2016) as co-creator, co-curator, booker and artist liaison of the former Parterre Kultur venue in Basel, Switzerland, presenting "Big Art on a Small Stage" (where analogue stage lights, and a wall of candlelit antique mirrors oversaw an intimate "pin-drop" space of just 150 capacity).
Previous bookings include:
Glen Hansard, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Anaïs Mitchell, John Grant, Sam Amidon, My Brightest Diamond, Nils Frahm, Eivør, Lau, Peter Broderick, Blue Rose Code, Laura Veirs, Sarah Blasko, John Bramwell, Jenny Hval, Agnes Obel, John Smith, The Tiger Lillies, Haram, Adem, Barbarossa, She Keeps Bees, The Deslondes, Dan Mangan, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Tom Freund, Daniel Norgren, James Yorkston, Withered Hand, Liz Green, Rachel Sermanni, Boy, Anna von Hausswolff, Ewert And The Two Dragons, Stornoway, The Strumbellas, Howe Gelb, Lord Rochester, Nina Kinert, Dota, Ben Caplan, Spring Offensive, To Kill A King, Hey Rosetta!, Denis Jones, Moddi, Madison Violet, Wallis Bird, The Black Atlantic, Isbells, Gysbert zu Knyphausen, Harper Simon, Three Blind Wolves, The Miserable Rich, Erland & The Carnival, Paul Tiernan, Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six...among others...