JÉRÔME NOETINGER · ANTHONY PATERAS · SYNERGY PERCUSSION
Beauty Will Be Amnesiac Or Will Not Be At All
CD/DL Immediata IMM09
anthonypateras.com / soundcloud.com/immediata/imm009-jerome-noetinger-anthony-pateras-synergy-percussion-beauty-will-be-amnesiac-excerpt-1 / immediata.bandcamp.com
Jérôme Noetinger: electronics / revox b77
Anthony Pateras: composition / electronics
An hour-long percussion sextet featuring the instrumentation from Xeanakis’ 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 electro-acoustic 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, slow- shifting 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.