Anthony Pateras

The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

915 East 60th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Something new from the great Anthony Pateras, as the Berlin-based Australian artist premieres Blood Stretched Out, an extended solo piano work composed for this Chicago visit.

Expect a performance marked by hypnotic repetition, harmonic transformation, rapid velocity and relentless energy. Through his process, radical and hallucinatory textures are achieved, sometimes not sounding like piano at all.

Anthony Pateras (b.1979, Melbourne, Australia) is a composer and performer from Melbourne. He is an idiosyncratic pianist, works with the Doepfer A-100 synthesizer, and writes works for ensembles, orchestras and soloists. Pateras pursues diverse musical interests through his projects: high velocity piano/drums explorations, electroacoustic improvising ensembles, extended prepared piano pieces and immersive noise. He has performed or recorded with Han Bennink, Valerio Tricoli, Oren Ambarchi, Jim Denley, Paul Lovens, Fennesz, Thomas Lehn and the Necks. Previous groups include a decade-long duo project with Robin Fox, and the acclaimed free music trio Pateras/Baxter/Brown. He plays regularly throughout the world, and his music is released through the labels Tzadik (New York), Editions Mego (Vienna) and Lexicon Devil (Melbourne). He holds a Ph.D. from Monash University.

Anthony Pateras also appeared at Lampo in May 2011, in his Chicago debut and first solo quad electronics performance. He premiered SLLUBHARPO, part homage to sound poet Henri Chopin, using Revoxed voice and manipulated Doepfer synthesizer recordings. FYI, that title is “Bulls” and “Oprah” backwards, if you mine for deeper meanings.

Presented in partnership with the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago