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eRikm and Anthony Pateras (fr/au)

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Tour Information
The Audio Foundation is proud to present a collaboration of two internationally renowned experimental electronic artists – Marseille based multi-discipinary artist eRikm and Australian composer/improviser Anthony Pateras.

From his early experience as a guitarist through to his later visual work, eRikm is a maverick genre-bender who breaks down anyone’s attempts to conveniently classify him. Under his fingers, vinyls or CDs transform into howling, groaning, crackling and screeching beasts that occasionally reveal fragments of human voices and noises of the world we inhabit. His work references both the intimate and political, both popular and high culture, collaborating with artists such as Luc Ferrari, Christian Marclay, Mathilde Monnier, Jérôme Noetinger and FM Einheit. He is also highly active in the fields of visual and sound art.

Anthony Pateras is famous for his “multiphrenic” music personality. One day he can terrorise listeners’ ears playing in a hardcore trio with Mike Patton, the next he can lead the electroacoustic formation Thymolphthalein, and the day after that his compositions are performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra or the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

ERikm and Anthony Pateras will perform in duo and solo on their NZ tour, and will be joined by a selection of local experimental musicians.

Tour dates:

Wed 23 Oct – Audio Foundation - Auckland – with Derya Parlak and Clinton Watkins
Thurs 24 Oct – Audio Foundation – Auckland – with Rosy Parlane and Shape of a Mouth
Fri 25 Oct – Pyramid Club – Wellington – with DSLB
Sat 26 Oct – Pyramid Club – Wellington – with guests tba.
Sun 27 Oct – The Anteroom – Port Chalmers – with Rubbish Film Unit and Rose James/Beth Hilton


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Since 1992, eRikm has extended the field of artistic experimentation on the international scene.
Maintaining a constant fusion between thought, instinct and sensitivity, he pursues a simultaneity of practices and addresses the interplay between various compositional modes, relating to and using all languages. From his early experience as a guitarist through to his later visual work, he is a maverick genre-bender who breaks down anyone’s attempts to conveniently classify him.
Quickly recognised as a virtuoso turntablist and sound artist (1996), eRikm has made a longlife habit of crossing all territories and «world-systems» deemed independent, institutional. At the same time (1997), he has developed an open and aspirational approach toward the technological media, both as a means of development for a new economic model and as an instrument for creation, production and diffusion.
He deals with sounds like living organisms, constantly in flux, always open to the risk of accident or delight/unisson. As he plays with all these contradictions in his improvisations, his performance reaches new heights of intensity, trading off both understanding and sensation, seriousness and farce, anticipation and instinct.
His work references both the intimate and political, both popular and high culture, but without demonstration. Rather he creates a short-circuit connection between points with his live generated (and degenerated) material – from noise to reference – presenting multiple ways to capture each moment of the present in clear focus.
Throughout his career, collaborations have naturally occurred with his audiences and contemporaries, most notably: Luc Ferrari, Christian Marclay, Mathilde Monnier, Thurston Moore, FM Einheit… The kind of coincidences which have confirmed his instinctive search for transmutation, and to play on several levels.
Since 1997, on his own or with collaborators, eRikm has toured (with 5-7 on-tour projects to date), or created by request specific pieces, both transversal or for fixed spaces (record labels, radio, festivals, art centres…)
In the meanwhile, each time building on what has emerged before, the most personal fragments from his work (notably from his early artworks in photography, drawings, visual installations and video) continue to substantiate a singular kaleidoscopic vision.
Ultimately, eRikm’s research resonates through all of his work, bordering scientific discovery and a poetic curiosity of the world.

Anthony Pateras is a composer, pianist and electro-acoustic musician.
Pateras has received commissions from INA-GRM, Südwestrundfunk Baden-Baden and Ensemble Hiatus, residencies from Akademie Schloss Solitude, La Becque and ZKM, fellowships from Creative Victoria, Ian Potter and Sydney Myer Foundations, and performances from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Toronto and BBC Symphony orchestras.
He has collaborated with Chris Abrahams, Mike Patton and Valerio Tricoli, guested on records by Oren Ambarchi, Sunn O))) and Fennesz, and worked on films with director Pia Borg, literary critic Sylvère Lotringer and currently, visual artist Yves Netzhammer.
Aside from solo appearances, Pateras currently performs electronics in duos with eRikm, Jérôme Noetinger and Maja Osojnik, and on piano with trios North of North and Pateras/Baxter/Brown. Previous bands include PIVIXKI and Thymolphthalein.
Anthony has released over 40 albums on labels such as Tzadik, Editions Mego, Ipecac, Second Sleep and Penultimate Press, and from 2012-2019 edited and produced the 15 volume Immediata text/music project.

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