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Anthony Pateras is a composer and pianist.

His works have been performed by The BBC Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Brett Dean, Jessica Aszodi, 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 also been commissioned by Radio France, SWR2 Baden-Baden, Melbourne Symphony, Kitchen Orchestra Stavanger, Muzzix Lille, Richard Tognetti, Brian Ritchie, Lampo Chicago, Jérôme Noetinger, the National Gallery of Lithuania and Ensemble Hiatus, through the French Ministry of Culture.

Pateras is the producer/songwriter for tetema, a quartet with Faith No More vocalist Mike Patton and frequent collaborators Will Guthrie (drums) and Erkki Veltheim (violin). Anthony has also performed with guitarist Stephen O’Malley (Sunn O))), composer Valerio Tricoli, clarinetist Anthony Burr and drummer Paul Lovens. He has a working trio with Veltheim and trumpet virtuoso Scott Tinkler entitled North of North, and will start a new duo with eRikM end 2017.

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 Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart.

Recent audio-visual projects have involved providing music for a film on Antonin Artaud by Semiotext(e) founder Sylvère Lotringer, collaborating with 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 bands that 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 grindcore duo PIVIXKI, the electro-acoustic quintet Thymolphthalein and the instrumental trio Pateras/Baxter/Brown, whose 11-year tenure involved 4 albums, recording for BBC3 and a European sextet tour with The Necks.

Anthony has released over 30 albums on Editions Mego, Ipecac, John Zorn’s Tzadik and his own Immediata label, which features extensive booklet texts and in-depth interviews with his collaborators.

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

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