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Stems formed in 2011 with the idea of seeking a new relationship between experimental guitar and classical instruments, to create music with the energy of rock music but with elongated and intense structures of Western and Indian classical music.
At the bands core is John Dorr (Guitar, Arrangements), Tom Owen (Violin), Christine Avis (Cello) and Eilon Morris (Percussion).
To date the band have released one E.P - The 20 minute long track 'Only When all is broken can the truth be seen' and an album 'POLEMICS'. The artwork of both CD's are translucent layered images printed on tracing paper.
Since 2013 they have toured Europe several times and have developed a reputation for intense and beautiful concerts.
The name Stems is derived from the idea of roots diverging to produce unique strands, all of which are bound to a central body.