A French composer born in 1969 in Dijon.
After studying the piano, accompaniment, harmony and counterpoint and electro-acoustic music, Frédéric Pattar entered the composition class of Gilbert Amy at the Lyons Conservatory (1994-1998), before completing his training at Ircam by following its course in composition and computer music (1999). Marked by the poetic materialism of Gaston Bachelard, his music is characterised, in a language full of contrasts, by work on musical articulation, text, visual representation. Frédéric Pattar composes preferably for small groups, Acte (1999), Nuées noires (2003), Délie! (2009, commissioned by the Festival d'Automne), for the harp (La part de l'ange, 1994; Chaman, 2000; Jeu de deuils, 2001), but also for larger ensembles (Hé, 2001; Tourbillons, 1998). Mention should also be made of the musical tale L'homme qui faisait fleurir les arbres (2002), Soleils-Filaments (2006, State commission) and Outlyer (2007, commissioned by the Festival d’Automne and the Louvre Museum).