Extended Pianos employ stochastic improvisations, live analogue processing, feedback experiments, atmospheric tape composition, and ultra-physical episodic structures to manipulate prepared piano performances in real time, creating an exceptional and engrossing work.
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Catalog ID: IMM004
Squidco Product Code: 21982
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded live, Bakehouse Studios, Melbourne, Australia in 2001by Adele Conlin.
Erik Griswold-prepared piano
Anthony Pateras-prepared piano
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1. Switch On A Dime (10:51)
2. Fugato B (12:16)
3. -a.m. (9:08)
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) 5. Fugato A (12:22)
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"Music for two prepared pianos and electronics without precedent. Employing stochastic improvisations, live analogue processing, feedback experiments, atmospheric tape composition, ultra-physical episodic structures, all developed laboratory style over a month and recorded at its peak performance, this is a rare gem of live electro-acoustic instrumental music that defies the typical expectations of the given resources.
Initiated and completed in 2001, the Extended Pianos project was set up in a rock rehearsal room with two white baby grand pianos, some rare Australian synthesizers and an early version of the application Audiomulch. Featuring the pianists Erik Griswold and Anthony Pateras, and the electronic musician Robin Fox, this album documents the compelling results of their daily labors, culminating in 5 sophisticated pieces released here for the first time, 15 years later."-Immediata
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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.
Pateras is the producer/songwriter for tetema, a quartet with vocalist Mike Patton and frequent collaborators Will Guthrie (drums) and Erkki Veltheim (violin). Anthony has also performed concerts with Stephen O'Malley, Han Bennink, Paul Lovens, The Necks, eRikM, Valerio Tricoli, Anthony Burr, and has a working trio with Veltheim and trumpet virtuoso Scott Tinkler entitled North of North.
He has been commissioned by Radio France, SWR2 Baden-Baden, Melbourne Symphony, Kitchen Orchestra Stavanger, Muzzix Lille, Richard Tognetti, Lampo Chicago, Jérôme Noetinger, the National Gallery of Lithuania and Ensemble Hiatus through the French Ministry of Culture.
Pateras was the composer-in-residence at the Australian National Academy of Music in 2010, was nominated twice for the UNESCO Rostrum of Composers (2004, 2011) and is a recipient of the 2014 Myer Creative Fellowship.
Anthony has released over 30 albums on Tzadik, Editions Mego, Ipecac and on his own Immediata label. He holds a PhD in composition from Monash University, which explores intersections between composition, improvisation and electro-acoustic music."-Anthony Pateras Website (http://anthonypateras.com/blog/?page_id=12)
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