In a series of fortunate events for Perth audiences, composer, pianist and electro-acoustic musician Anthony Pateras finds himself in Perth after returning from a European tour.
As part of the WAAPA Feast marathon day of music on Saturday 5 December 2020, staff, students and alumni from the Composition and Music Technology department will present eight hours of new music and experimental works. At the conclusion, Anthony will perform a rare 45-minute non-prepared acoustic piano solo at WAAPA’s Spectrum Project Space from 7:30pm.
Music lovers can also see a plethora of new offerings from WAAPA music departments on that day spanning jazz, contemporary and classical from 11am to 7pm. Entry is free for all events.
5 Dec 2020, 7:30pm
WAAPA’s Spectrum Project Space
Building 3, Room 191 (3.191), Edith Cowan University, 2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley, WA
Anthony Pateras is a composer, pianist and electro-acoustic musician active since the late 90s. His music explores electro-acoustic orchestration, auditory hallucination and polytemporality.
His work has been recognised through the 2020 Michael Kieran Harvey Scholarship, residencies at Akademie Schloss Solitude, La Becque and ZKM, fellowships from Creative Victoria, Ian Potter & Sydney Myer Foundations, and representing Australia twice at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers. Pateras has been commissioned internationally by INA-GRM, Südwestrundfunk, ensemble]h[iatus, Eklekto, Kitchen Orchestra, Centro di Musica Modena, Musica Sanae Festival, Festival Archipel and Synergy Percussion. His pieces have been performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, BBC & Toronto Symphony Orchestras, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Golden Fur and ICE, among many others.
At 2020, his core concern is how instruments and electronics can work together in multi-speaker environments. To this end, he recently wrote the vocal quintet Syncope(s) for masked singers, electronics & piano, Pseudacusis for mixed septet & 6-channel sound, and Mécanique Céleste; a piece for 4 pre-recorded celestes & live claves using architectural co-ordinates to generate pitch and rhythm data.
Pateras’ longest running collaborations are with the violinist Erkki Veltheim (as composer, in duo & in North of North trio with Scott Tinkler), and with the electronic musician Jérôme Noetinger, specialising in musique concrète practise using piano, electronics and tape machines. He has also collaborated with Sunn O))), Anthony Burr, eRikm and Oren Ambarchi on various recording projects, and notable bands include tētēma (w/ Mike Patton), the quintet Thymolphthalein, the duo PIVIXKI and the trio Pateras/Baxter/Brown. More info