Anastasia Pahos

About Me

If music is the gift that keeps on giving, transporting the listener, performer, and composer alike into realms of spiritual, emotional, and intellectual transcendence, then composition is a journey; one that the composer continues to travel on and discover for their whole life. Bearing this in mind, emerging composer Anastasia Pahos infuses her music with Eastern European religious and musical elements and ideologies – such as additive rhythms, drones, Christian Orthodoxy, and a sense of meditative tranquillity – whilst simultaneously providing her pieces with a backdrop of Western harmonic practice. There is an element of the sacred in the majority of Pahos’ works and her music has the mysterious ability to conjure up and project epic imagery and concepts, while at the same time maintaining a beautiful and almost painful intimacy with its audience. With the additional influences of the Australian avant-garde and natural landscape, as well as composers John Tavener, Arvo Pärt, Gustav Mahler, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Ross Edwards, these are the elements, which define Pahos’ unique compositional voice.