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Noetinger, Jerome / Anthony Pateras / Synergy Percussion : Beauty Will Be Amnesiac Or Will Not Be At (Immediata)

Anthony Pateras was commissioned to compose this work by Synergy Percussion for their 40th birthday in 2014, performed with a six piece ensemble including electronic artist Jerome Noetinger, using the same instrumentation as Xenakis' "Pleiades" of more than 100 orchestral percussion instruments, including Xenakis' 17-pitch microtonal metallophones.

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Limited edition of 300 copies. Includes a 24-page booklet includes interviews with Sylvere Lotinger and Jerome Noetinger.

UPC: 9345195008075

Label: Immediata
Catalog ID: IMM009
Squidco Product Code: 24012

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: Australia
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Recorded from improvisations by Jerome Noetinger & Anthony Pateras, in Rives, France, in 2013


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"Born April 1966, in Marseille, Jérôme Noetinger discovered experimental music under the influence of the Déficit Des Années Antérieures in Caen. Composer/improviser/sound artist working with electroacoustic devices. Composing sometimes musique concrete in the studio, and performing improvised music using electroacoustic devices such as: the reel to reel tape recorder Revox A77 and magnetic tape, analogue synthesisers, mixing desks, speakers, microphones, various electronic household objects and home-made electronica. Performing both solo and in ensembles, and collaborating often, and touring extensively internationally. Director of Metamkine, non-profit organisation dedicated to the distribution of improvised and electroacoustic music, which operates with an on-line mail order catalogue. Member of editorial committee of quarterly journal of contemporary sound, poetry and performance, Revue & Corrigée since 1987 Studied electronic music under the direction of Xavier Garcia from 1986 -1988 at COREAM in Fontaine. Organises studio workshops and conferences around such subjects as: musique concrete, improvisation, audiovisual experiments, questions of distribution and production. Active in the international music network since 1984 working with music, dance, films and painting Member of 102 rue d'Alembert, programming coordinator of exhibitions, concerts and experimental cinema from 1989 -1998 [bio continues...]"

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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 (

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"Synergy's expansive vision of percussion, together with the exceptionally wide musical experience has allowed the group to work together with a diverse and exemplary family of artists from around the world. Collaborators include Fritz Hauser, Hossam Ramzy, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Aly nŐDiaye Rose, Trilok Gurtu, Jose Vicente, Kazue Sawai, Dave Samuels, Evelyn Glennie, Riley Lee, Taikoz, Michael Kieran Harvey, Sydney Dance Company, Meryl Tankard and Regis Lansac, Akira Isogawa, Grainger String Quartet, William Barton, and The Leigh Warren Dancers, the Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras among many others.

Well over fifty commissions of Australian and international composers has helped create an Australian percussion sonic identity, and contributed to the canon more generally. Notable commissions include Steve Reich Mallet Quartet (2009, the most significant percussion work of the composer post drumming of 1971), Anthony Pateras' Beauty Will Be Amnesiac Or Will Not Be At All (2013, the most ambitious Australian concert work for percussion), Nigel Westlake Ophalo Centric Lecture (1984, statistically the most performed classical percussion ensemble piece in the world), Ross Edwardes Prelude and Dragonfly Dance, Peter Sculthorpe Sun Song, Djilile, Gerard Brophy Book of Clouds. The group also commissions internally and works by ensemble members have been performed internationally to high acclaim.

Timothy Constable
Aritistic Director

Timothy Constable is an award-winning percussionist, composer and director, widely regarded as one of the finest percussionists of his generation. He is the Artistic Director of Synergy Percussion and a member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. A compelling, creative and sensitive performer, he has performed as concerto and chamber music soloist at the majority of Australian classical music festivals, in New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, UK, Ireland, Senegal, USA, China, Korea, Nepal and South-East Asia.

He is committed to both new and ancient music, with a large body of World/Australasian premieres to his name, including Steve Reich Mallet Quartet, Gyšrgy Ligeti S’ppal, dobbal, n‡dihegedŸvel, Anthony Pateras Beauty will be amnesiac or will not be at all, Flesh and Ghost, works by Simon Holt, Lisa Lim, Arvo PŠrt, Gerard Brophy among many others. In the realm of ancient music, he has undertaken detailed study with Senegalese master drummer Aly NŐDyiaye Rose, and Korean Jangoo with Kim Yeong- Taek and Kim Chong-Hee.

Bree van Reyk

Bree van Reyk is an Australian percussionist, drummer, composer and sound artist.

She has toured and recorded extensively with the likes of Paul Kelly, Holly Throsby, Sarah Blasko, Lior, Katie Noonan, Darren Hanlon, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and many other songwriters and ensembles. Bree is long-standing member of Ensemble Offspring, is associate director of Synergy Percussion and was 2015 Artist in Residence at Campbelltown Arts Centre, where she created In Stereo with Brussels-based artist Kate McIntosh, and MASSIVE BAND with 100 High-School girls and women musicians.

With visual artist Lauren Brincat she has created new work for AGNSW, MCA, GOMA, MOFO, Next Wave and Performance Space with a particular focus on large-scale performative works including 2014's No Performance Today which featured the NSW Police Band, and 2013's Blood & Fire with 50 tambourine players.

As a composer Bree has been commissioned by Shaun Parker Company, Bell Shakespeare, Sydney Dance Company, the MCA, NOMAD Percussion, and fashion designer Bianca Spender.

Joshua Hill

Joshua Hill completed his undergraduate and post-graduate study at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He also studied Korean Traditional Music at the National Gugak Centre in Seoul. Joshua is a Core member of AustraliaŐs premier Percussion ensemble Synergy Percussion. He has also performed and recorded with many of AustraliaŐs orchestras and ensembles including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Canberra Symphony, Ensemble Offspring, Symphony Australis, Australian Baroque Brass, Taikoz, NSW Police Band and the Australian Air Force Air Command Band. Joshua has also been a part of many recordings for anime, computer games and soundtracks for feature films."

-Synergy Percussion Website (

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track listing:

1. Beauty Will Be Amnesiac Or Will Not Be At All: I 15:20

2. Beauty Will Be Amnesiac Or Will Not Be At All: II 15:09

3. Beauty Will Be Amnesiac Or Will Not Be At All: III 13:35

4. Beauty Will Be Amnesiac Or Will Not Be At All: IV 14:09
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"An hour-long percussion sextet featuring the instrumentation from Xenakis' Pleïades. Commissioned for Synergy Percussion's 40th birthday in 2014. Beauty is a four movement electro-acoustic work for percussion sextet and electronics combining written materials from Anthony Pateras, improvisations with the electroacoustic composer Jérôme Noetinger and a vast battery of over 100 orchestral percussion instruments, including Xenakis' 17-pitch microtonal metallophones, the Sixxen.

Written over 2 years in Brussels and Berlin, the piece explores spatial polyrhythms, slowshifting textural densities, microtonal sieves and psychoacoustic meditations. Vitruosically executed by Sydney's Synergy Percussion, the piece stands alone in scope and sound, drawing on Pateras' unique body of work for orchestral percussion over the last decade.

For the occasion of release, the composer interviewed both his collaborator Jérôme Noetinger and founding editor of Semiotext(e), Sylvère Lotringer, who provided the title of the piece. Both interviews topically traverse technology, DIY culture, ethics and the media."-Immediata

Limited edition of 300 copies. Includes a 24-page booklet includes interviews with Sylvere Lotinger and Jerome Noetinger.

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May 2017
Compositional Forms
Percussion & Drums
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Australian Improvisers, Composers and Experimenters

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