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Patricia Auchterlonie

About this Artist

Patricia Auchterlonie is a performer of new and unheard music, interested in exploring all that is colourful/experimental as well as more traditional forms of music-making. Recent work has included premieres: the role of Superfan in Oliver Leith's Last Days (Royal Opera House - Linbury) and new works by Evan Johnson with pianist Ben Smith (Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival). She is currently a young artist in the inaugural cohort of the 2023-24 VOICEBOX programme, delivered by Juliet Fraser in partnership with Britten Pears Arts; City, University of London; Sound Festival and Dartington Music Summer School.

Operatic roles have included Where the Wild Things Are by Oliver Knussen (Bamberger Symphoniker/ Shadwell Opera), Violet by Tom Coult (cover - Music Theatre Wales/ Britten Pears Arts), Lei in Passion by Pascal Dusapin (cover - Music Theatre Wales), Kes'Cha'Au in RUNE by Alastair White (Tête-a-Tête Festival), and Duncan House by Rasmus Zwicki (Plus Minus Ensemble).

Patricia has performed Stockhausen's enigmatic epic Sternklang with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and survived Ragnar Kjartansson's An die Musik, an 8-hour endurance piece (London Contemporary Music Festival). She has recorded for NMC, Platoon, and Mètier Records as well as been heard on BBC Radio 3 and Resonance FM. She has worked with Musarc Choir, Festival Acht Brücken, IEMA Ensemble, Cantando Admont, Manchester International Festival, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Plus Minus Ensemble, and attended IMPULS Festival 2023 with funding from Help Musicians.

Patricia is interested in exploring the kaleidoscope of the human voice. Current obsessions include English folk music, Balkan singing, vocal works of Beat Furrer, and troubadour music. She performs as part of an experimental saxophone-voice duo, Honkus, with David Zucchi. In her spare time, she's an avid reader, a seamstress, a gardener, an indomitable knitter, and a shameless lover of the banjo (which she plays with enthusiasm rather than skill).