On April 25th, 2018 the Australian trio North of North will start its European concert tour at Akademie Schloss Solitude. Further concerts take place in Nuremberg/Germany, Naples/Italy, Bergen/Norway, Geneva/Switzerland and in Austria.
The trio includes Anthony Pateras (piano), Scott Tinkler (trumpet) and Erkki Veltheim (violin).
Drawing from improvisation, Carnatic music,20th and 21st century composition, mathematical theories and open forms of jazz, their music is fused together by virtuosic instrumentalism, critical listening and a shared philosophy of musical and physical discipline. Formed in Berlin in 2015, the band performed a 14-date European tour in September/October 2016 in support of their debut album The Moment in And Of Itself on Pateras’ Immediata label. After performing at Hobart’s prestigious MONA FOMA festival, they will be touring Europe again May 2018, in support of their second album.
Anthony Pateras is a composer, pianist and electronic musician. His works have been performed by The BBC Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Brett Dean, Thomas Gould, Slagwerkgroep Den Haag, Vanessa Tomlinson, Diego Espinosa and the percussionists of the Basel Symphony. Pateras is the producer of tetema, a project with vocalist Mike Patton and frequent collaborators Will Guthrie (drums) and Erkki Veltheim (violin). Apart from North of North, he also has an electronics duo with eRikM and performs solo on piano. He’s also played with Paul Lovens, Han Bennink, Stephen O’Malley, Oren Ambarchi and Fennesz. Anthony has released over 30 albums on Editions Mego, Ipecac, John Zorn’s Tzadik and his own Immediata label.
Trumpeter Scott Tinkler is one of the world’s leading exponents of prepared and extended trumpet techniques. Over the last 25 years he has performed and recorded worldwide with leading musicians such as Joe Lovano, Brandford Masalis, Betty Carter, Kariakudi R Mani, Gatham Suresh, Bae Il Dong, Paul Grabowsky and the London Sinfonietta. In Australia he provides a unique presence in ensembles including Elision, Hydromus Krysogast, The Antripodean Collective and the Australian Art Orchestra. He is best known for the dynamic performances and recordings delivered by the celebrated Trios, Quartets and solo projects he has led over the last 20 years that place him at the cutting edge of trumpet performance in the world today.
Erkki Veltheim is a composer, improviser and performer. He has been commissioned by the Adelaide Festival, Australian Art Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Musica nova Helsinki, and his pieces have beenperformed by groups such as the London Sinfonietta, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with the Australian Art Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Elision, Ensemble musikFabrik and Ensemble Modern. He has long-standing collaborations with the late indigenous musician Gurrumul Yunupingu, improvising trumpet virtuoso Scott Tinkler and composer-pianist Anthony Pateras, and has also performed with renowned improvisers Han Bennink, Wadada Leo Smith and Jon Rose.
When: April 25, 2018, 7 pm
Where: Akademie Schloss Solitude
VIDEO (live in Milan, Oct 2016): http://www.ursss.com/2016/10/north-of-north/
DEBUT ALBUM (Immediata, 2016 / DL codes available on request): https://immediata.bandcamp.com/album/imm006-the-moment-in-and-of-itself
RADIO (interview and live concert on Australian national radio, Nov 2016): http://www.abc.net.au/classic/content/2016/11/03/4567855.htm?site=perth