ANTHONY BURR · ANTHONY PATERAS
The Long Exhale
CD/DL Immediata IMM007
Release date: July 4
Deluxe CD Ecopak with 16-page booklet, hot-stamped silver text (ltd.300)
Anthony Burr: Clarinets / ARP 2600
Anthony Pateras: Piano / Prepared Piano
Seven meditations for clarinets, pianos and electronics. The Long Exhale catalogues psychoacoustic experiments and Feldman-influenced acoustic excursions undertaken between 2014 and 2015 by Australian composer/performers Anthony Burr and Anthony Pateras.
Anthony Burr has enjoyed a distinguished career as an exponent of contemporary classical music, probably known to many people from his meticulously executed performances and recordings on the 2002 Antiopic release of the music of Alvin Lucier with longtime collaborator, cellist Charles Curtis. He has also worked extensively outside of classical music with Jim O’Rourke, John Zorn, Laurie Anderson and has an ongoing duo with Icelandic bassist/composer Skúli Sverrisson. Burr maintains an active career as recording engineer and producer, alongside his position on faculty at UC San Diego.
As with all Immediata releases, the audio is accompanied by extensive text, in this case an extended conversation between Pateras and Burr covering the Brisbane underground in the 1980s, experimental rock of Chicago in the 90s, hip hop, classical music marketing and insightful recollections on working directly with Alvin Lucier and La Monte Young.