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Anthony Pateras is a composer, pianist and electro-acoustic musician, active since the late 1990s. His music spans exploratory concert works, multi-channel electronic performance, instrumental improvisation, experimental rock and audio-visual collaboration.

He has received commissions from INA-GRM, Südwestrundfunk Baden-Baden and ensemble]h[iatus, residencies from Akademie Schloss Solitude, La Becque and ZKM, fellowships from Creative Victoria, Ian Potter and Sydney Myer Foundations, and performances from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Toronto and BBC Symphony orchestras.

Other ensembles who have performed his work include ICE, Percussion Group The Hague and Synergy, for whom he wrote an hour-long percussion sextet entitled Beauty WIll Be Amnesiac Or WIll Not Be At All, expanding the instrumentarium from Xenakis’ Pleïades and combining it with 6-channel sound.

Anthony has ongoing creative relationships with instrumentalists Erkki Veltheim (violin), Jessica Aszodi (voice), Rebecca Lane (flute), Samuel Dunscombe (clarinet) and Jonathan Heilbron (bass), for whom he has written a series of solos blurring the lines between recorded and performed sonic realities.

He recently contributed pipe organ to the Sunn O))) album Life Metal, composed the Pseudacusis septet exploring psyschoacoustic hallucination for the Musica Sanae festival, and performed his quadraphonic work This Ain’t My First Rodeo numerous times across Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

Aside from his solo work, Pateras currently collaborates in duos with eRikm, Jérôme Noetinger and Maja Osojnik, in trios North of North and Pateras/Baxter/Brown, and in the tetema quartet fronted by vocalist Mike Patton.

Previous projects include the quintet Thymolphthalein, the grindcore-piano duo PIVIXKI, and providing music for films by literary critic Sylvère Lotringer and director Pia Borg.

In 2014-15 he collaborated on Another Other, a performance/installation re-imagining of Ingmar Bergman’s Persona with Natasha Anderson, Sabina Maselli and Erkki Veltheim for Chamber Made Opera.

Anthony has released over 40 albums on labels such as Tzadik, Editions Mego, Ipecac, Second Sleep and Penultimate Press, and from 2012-2019 edited and produced the 15 volume Immediata text/music project, which is bookended by two 5CD sets of compositions spanning his catalogue.

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