Cross-continental tape exorcisms.
Combining Pateras' exploratory piano techniques with O'Malley's harmonic ecstasies, this duo performed a one-off show at Instants Chavirés in 2011. Remixed and re-constructed here primarily using ¼ inch tape machine, Rêve Noir presents a compelling landscape of fractured musique concrète, introspective meditations, buzzing electro-acoustic textures and straight up walls of monolithic guitar.
A 20 page booklet interview with O'Malley is included, covering early influences, the founding of Sunn O))), working directly with mavericks such as Alvin Lucier, Scott Walker and Iancu Dumitrescu, and collaborating with the renowned choreographer Gisèle Vienne
Stephen O'Malley (born in 1974 in Seattle, lives and works in Paris) is a composer and musician. O'Malley's multifaceted, multidisciplinary interests intersect on many levels. He has been involved in hundreds of concerts and performances around the world over since 1993. O'Malley is a founding member of several groups and a frequent collaborator of many outsider musicians, artists and composers in various formations, in concert and studio settings. Wildly prolific, His oeuvre is defined by its remarkable breadth and complexity and includes collaborations with a wide range of musicians, including Scott Walker, Merzbow
, Jim O'Rourke
, Keiji Haino
, Mats Gustafsson, Peter Rehberg
, James Plotkin, Z'EV
, and Oren Ambarchi
; French choreographer and theater director Gisèle Vienne
; author Dennis Cooper
; contemporary composers Iancu Dumitrescu, Roger Tessier, Eyvind Kang and Alvin Lucier
; Israeli conductor Ilan Volkov; American sculptor Banks Violette; Italian performance artist Nico Vascellari
; Luxembourg's filmmaker artists Gast Bouschet & Nadine Hilbert
; Swiss artist Emily Ding; American filmmaker Jim Jarmusch; Fashion designer Rick Owens; Belgian filmmaker Alexis Destoop; and many others.
Anthony Pateras (born 1979) is an Australian-born 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, the City of 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.
Anthony Patera also works with text and film, recently completing an adaptation of Jump Cuts by Sasha Soldatow & Christos Tsiolkas with James Rushford, music for The Man Who Disappeared by semiotext(e) founder Sylvère Lotringer
, and Another Other, an audio-visual re-imagining of Ingmar Bergman's Persona with Natasha Anderson, Sabina Maselli and Erkki Veltheim
for Chamber Made.
Pateras' longest running collaborations are with the composer/violinist Erkki Veltheim (in duo, in tētēma & in North of North with Scott Tinkler), and with the electronic musician Jérôme Noetinger
, specialising in musique concrète environments using piano, electronics and tape machines.
He has also worked extensively with the programmer & mathematician Rohan Drape on multiple keyboard and ensemble works.
Pateras has also collaborated with Sunn O))), Anthony Burr, eRikm
, Oren Ambarchi
, Mike Patton or James Rushford
on various recording projects, and notable bands include Thymolphthalein
, PIVIXKI and Pateras/Baxter/Brown
Anthony has published over 40 albums of his music on labels Tzadik, Editions Mego
, Ipecac, All That Dust, Cave12 and Penultimate Press, and from 2012-2019 edited and produced the 15 volume Immediata text/music project.
From 2001-2008 he completed a Masters and PhD at Monash University which both focused on the intersection of composition, improvisation and electronic music, in relation to timbre and form.
See also Thymolphthalein
(Natasha Anderson, Will Guthrie, Jérôme Noetinger, Anthony Pateras & Clayton Thomas); Extended Pianos
(Erik Griswold, Anthony Pateras & Robin Fox); Astral Colonels
(Anthony Pateras & Valerio Tricoli
); North of North
(Anthony Pateras, Scott Tinkler & Erkki Veltheim); 176
(Chris Abrahams & Anthony Pateras); Pateras/Baxter/Brown