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Anthony Pateras is a composer, pianist and electronic musician.

His works have been performed by The BBC Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Brett Dean, Thomas Gould, Jessica Aszodi, Golden Fur, as well as a large body of work for percussion by Synergy, Speak Percussion, Slagwerkgroep Den Haag, Vanessa Tomlinson, Diego Espinosa and the percussionists of the Basel Symphony.

He has been commissioned by Radio France, SWR2 Baden-Baden, Melbourne Symphony, Kitchen Orchestra Stavanger, Muzzix Lille, Brian Ritchie, Lampo, the National Gallery of Lithuania and Ensemble Hiatus, through the French Ministry of Culture.

Pateras is the producer of tetema, a band with vocalist Mike Patton and frequent collaborators Will Guthrie (drums) and Erkki Veltheim (violin). He has an improvising trio with Veltheim and trumpet virtuoso Scott Tinkler entitled North of North, a electronics duo with eRikm and performs solo on piano.

Pateras was the composer-in-residence at the Australian National Academy of Music in 2010, represented Australia twice at the UNESCO Rostrum of Composers (2004, 2011) and is a recipient of the 2014 Myer Creative Fellowship. In 2018 he is invited to the Schloss Solitude residency in Stuttgart.

Recent audio-visual projects have involved providing music for a film on Antonin Artaud by Semiotext(e) founder Sylvère Lotringer, collaborating on Slave Pianos’ rendering of Erofeev’s Moscow Stations, and co-authoring Chamber Made Opera’s Another Other, with Natasha Anderson, Sabina Maselli and Erkki Veltheim.

Throughout the 2000s Pateras was consistently active in multiple bands which toured extensively throughout Europe, Australia and the USA. These included an electronics duo with Robin Fox, the hip-hop quartet Beta Erko, the absurdist-classical sextet Twitch, the piano-grindcore duo PIVIXKI, the electro-acoustic quintet Thymolphthalein and the prepared instrumental trio Pateras/Baxter/Brown.

Anthony has released over 30 albums on Editions Mego, Ipecac, John Zorn’s Tzadik and his own Immediata label, which features in-depth interviews with his recording collaborators including Anthony Burr, Valerio Tricoli, Erik Griswold, Chris Abrahams, Jérôme Noetinger and Stephen O’Malley.

Pateras holds a PhD in composition from Monash University, which explored intersections between composition, improvisation and electro-acoustic music.

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