"Dark Pop.." Jim Barr, Portishead, UK
"When her music stops, the silence is deafening" David Andrews, Time Out
From singer-songwriter to sound artist, Anthea Varigos (Chopin's Lovechild) is a musician excited by unknown territories. Her career has taken her across the world and between genres, building an arsenal of skills and experience along the way.
Anthea's stint as a singer-songwriter saw her win awards and work with some of the best in the business, supporting Missy Higgins and Pete Murray and recording with Portishead's Jim Barr in Bristol, Skritch (Mary Trembles, The Dark Horses) and Powerfinger's Ian Haug in Brisbane.
More recently, her compositions for time-lapse artist Cy Starkman's films have won acclaim from sources such as Lonely Planet.
Composing for film has been the most rewarding experience of all my musical escapades, says Anthea.
In the final stages of producing the soundtrack to Starkman's latest work, Coast to Core, which is set for an early 2011 release, Anthea is assisted by Anton Kush (sound engineer for The Waifs, Xavier Rudd), Coast to Core's vision will be complemented by lush layers of analog synth, vocals and natural instrumentation.
Later in the year, she and Starkman will fly across Australia, east to west, to create "Australia in A Day"- another time-lapse film, with Varigos set to compose the soundtrack on the fly, as it were.Philanthropist Dick Smith is one of the many people to pledge generous donations to the project.
Her experience with both traditional and non-traditional song-writing have rendered Anthea Varigos a jack of all trades, and a pleasure to work with.