APAtT

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a.P.A.t.T.
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Dorothy Wave, Field Marshall Stack,
General Midi, Master Fader, The Count In
Background information
Origin Liverpool, United Kingdom
Genres All
Years active 1998–present
Labels Post Music
Associated acts Kling Klang (band), Zombina, Outfit (band), Stig Noise, Hammerfist, Right Right Hand, White Blacula, Lovecraft (band), Horsebastard, Royal Wedding
Website apatt.com

a.P.A.t.T. (no set pronunciation) is an avant-garde collective based in Liverpool, England who is best known for a mixture of musical, filmic and multi-disciplinary works. Current output involves traditional releases of albums and singles as well as public performances and events drawing on musical and artistic ideas. a.P.A.t.T. is rare in musical circles for mainly releasing archives of traditional pop-oriented songs as well as one-off public performances covering a variety of musical and film styles.

Recordings[edit]

Singles, Eps[edit]

2002

  • (e.P.) CD- Self released

2005

  • Fre(e.P.) Download - Self released

2008

  • a.P.A.t.T. vs Stig 12" - Vinyl CAA

2010

  • Paul the Record 12" - Upset the Rhythm

Albums[edit]

2004

  • (L.P.) - Lowsley Sounds - CD

2008

  • Black & White Mass - Pickled Egg - CD

2012

  • Ogadimma - Postmusic - 12" - Download

Compilations[edit]

2006

  • Ch(e.a.)P

2010

  • Bulk Dump -Jan 2010

Public Performances and Events[edit]

2005

  • 'Quartet' - Large scale installation/performance conceptualized around notion of self-reference
  • 'Nosferatu' - Live Improvised performance re-composing sound track to the film 'Nosferatu'

2006

  • 'Nosferatu 2' - Live semi-improvised performance re-composing sound track to the film 'Nosferatu'

2008

  • Nosferatu 3' Live score soundtrack, broadcast live for BBC Radio

2009

  • 'Purgatory' Live dramatization of music
  • 'In C' - Performance of composition by Terry Riley; 31 strong ensemble experiment with venue specific composition and performance

2010

  • 'Variations I' - John Cage; performed with a.P.A.t.T. Orchestra at Walker Arts Gallery, Liverpool
  • 'Pendulum Music' - Steve Reich; performed with a.P.A.t.T. Orchestra at Walker Arts Gallery, Liverpool
  • 'Clapping Music' - Steve Reich; performed with a.P.A.t.T. Orchestra at Walker Arts Gallery, Liverpool
  • 'Meeting Points' - Richard Harding; A 25-strong a.P.A.t.T. Orchestra constituted by undetermined instrumentation and involving the Liverpool Walker Art Gallery's historic architecture in musical composition and audience experience
  • 'The Human Stain Part I' - a.P.A.t.T. Special
  • 'The Human Stain Part II' - a.P.A.t.T. Special
  • 'The Human Stain Part III' - a.P.A.t.T. Special
  • 'Sound Relay' - a.P.A.t.T. Orchestra & Ensemble 10/10, Jennifer Watson; 50 plus ensemble exploring performance and audience spatial experience, and culminating at the Tate Gallery, Albert Dock, Liverpool
  • January 2010 European Tour

2011

  • 'The a.P.A.t.T. Orchestra presents... Musical Settings Part 1 - On the Earth' - Sefton Park Bandstand, June 2011.
  • Cornelius Cardew's 'The Great Learning, Paragraph 7' Premiere of Richard Harding's 'Turkish Delight' European Premiere of Alan Courtis' (Argentina) 'In-Formed Music' for Newspaper Ensemble
  • 'The a.P.A.t.T. Orchestra presents... Part 2: Into the Deep World Museum
  • Collaboration with Ex-Easter Island Head - Music for Moai Hava Ben Fair - Repetition and Change Philip Glass - Music in Similar Motion
  • 'The a.P.A.t.T. Orchestra presents... Musical Settings Part 3: Beneath the Ground Lutyen's Crypt, Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool
  • Terry Riley's 'In C' Jonathan Hering's 'The Spiral Staircase' – World Premiere Howard Skempton's 'Hope Street Melodies' – World Premiere plus 'Lament' and 'Air Melody' /Commissioned piece
  • 'The a.P.A.t.T. Orchestra presents... Musical Settings Part 4: Beyond the Physical
  • Interpretations of the animated graphic scores of Shane Mc Kenna, /Commissioned pieces A live soundtrack to Craig Sinclair's animated film Blunderbuss Karlheinz Stockhausen's Gesang Der Junglinge
  • European tour with Secret Chiefs 3

2012

  • The a.P.A.t.T. Orchestra presents...Gavin Bryars' The Sinking of the Titanic
  • European tour over 34 dates and covering 14 countries with Secret Chiefs 3

2013

  • a.P.A.t.T. Unobserved Music
  • Syndrome Sessions 2.0: State-Free State of a.P.A.t.T.
  • Commissioned pieces involving live performance, spatialised sound, projection mapping, interactive installation alongside The Nodes, Antonio Roberts & Rachel Sweeney plus The Hive Collective

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