Sote

Known for creating compositions that range from the delicate to the abrasive, using sounds both of acoustical and electronic origins, Ebtekar sees music as the expression of cultural habits and views on sound and anti sound (silence). Seeking to expand such traditions he creates music that, while rooted in many cultures at once, belongs to none in particular.

Sote’s work deals with various blueprints, in particular his solo all synthetic music, his electroacoustic a/v group project, and his multi-channel sound installations. Ata Ebtekar, aka Sote, composes music with a deeply-held conviction that rules and formulas should be deconstructed and rethought.

A pivotal figure of the electronic music scene in the Middle East, he alters musical modal codes from their original tonality and rhythmic tradition to achieve vivid, synthetic soundscapes.

“With Architectonic […],my mission was to channel the energy that once made the hair on my arms stand up, but without any formulas or conventional methods. I feel I’m still not done with that path.”
Sote’s words in Fact, 2020

“A deliberate, premeditated vision and adept craftsmanship”
CTM festival

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