A French composer born in 1969 in Dijon.
After studying the piano, accompaniment, harmony and counterpoint and electroacoustic music, Frédéric Pattar joined the composition class of Gilbert Amy at the Lyons Conservatory (1994-1998) before completing his training at Ircam by following the composition and computer music course (1999).
In a language of great contrasts, his music is characterised by work on musical articulation, text, visual representation. Shot through with dramatic intensity and rhythmic flux, his works draw their source, most often, from literature, in particular texts in foreign languages. Pattar composes with a predilection for small formations and collaborates closely with his performers. His works include Jeu de deuils for harp and ensemble, commissioned by the French State and premiered by Esther Dayout and the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain conducted by Lorraine Vaillancourt (2001); L'homme qui faisait fleurir les arbres, musical tale for harp, percussion and reciter, first performed by Maxime Echardour, Esther Dayout and Elisabeth Hölzle (2002); Nuées noires for four cellos and electronics, first performed by Yaëlle Blanchon, Benjamin Carat, Frédéric Dutheil, Benoît Morel (2003); Soleils-Filaments for harp, double bass and ensemble, commissioned by the French State premiered by Frédérique Cambreling, Frédéric Stochl and L’Instant Donné conducted by Javier Gonzalez Novales (2006); Miroirs noirs I for zarb and string trio, first performed by L’instant Donné (2009); Peephole metaphysics for mezzo-soprano and instrumental ensemble, first performed by Marie-George Monet and the ensemble C Barré conducted by Sébastien Boin for the programme Alla Breve of France Musique (2014); Sangre, music theatre for bass-baritone and instrumental ensemble, commissioned by the French State and premiered by Jean-Manuel Candenot and the ensemble C Barré conducted by Léo Warynski (2016); Au cœur d'une..., for three plucked stringed instruments, first performed by Natalia Korsak, Thomas Keck and Eva Debonne (2019).