IMM009: Beauty Will Be Amnesiac Or Will Not Be At All

by Jérôme Noetinger · Anthony Pateras · Synergy Percussion

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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.


released March 25, 2017

Composed by Anthony Pateras, Brussels/Berlin, 2012-2013

Electronics from improvisations by Jérôme Noetinger & Anthony Pateras, Rives, 2013

Premiere performance recorded live at Carriageworks by Byron Scullin, Sydney, 2014

Mixed by Anthony Pateras at Gold Tony Love’s Audio Hell, Melbourne, 2016

Mastered by Lachlan Carrick at Moose Mastering, Melbourne, 2016

Layout by Shehab Tariq at Implant Media, Melbourne, 2017

Text edited by Natasha Anderson, Strathfieldsaye, 2017

Co-produced with Synergy Percussion



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Immediata Berlin, Germany

IMMEDIATA is a music and text project by Anthony Pateras and collaborators. Releasing limited editions of 300, the project will conclude in 2018 after reaching 15 releases.

All Immediata albums are beautifully presented in thick recycled cardboard with silver hot stamped text on the front, containing an extensive booklet featuring interviews with each album's personnel.
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