Catarina Pratter

(born in Vienna, 1977, resident in Vienna), composer. She is also known as “55orondy”, “55.rnd”and ca.tter. After completing studies at a Viennese arts school in 1996, Pratter, fascinated by techno and the musical trends that followed, devoted herself to the production of electronic music. She soon found the ideal partners for her project in Martin Stepanek and Matthias Lichtenegger. Their mutual project is called 55orondy. There followed numerous releases and live appearances. Later on, at the request of the Berlin labels Sue. mi and Monika Enterprise, Pratter began to do solo releases. her characteristic vocals, about which critics cannot agree whether they are sensitively enchanting or absently abstract, represent a fixed element of both projects. Further musical personalities of Catarina Pratter are “55.rnd” and “ca.tter”- with the second she has rediscovered her love for dark moods and abstract beats.
Releases: Yes, we’ve got rhythm!, 55orondy, (Cheap Records, 2001), My critical hertz, 55orondy (temp-records 2003/2004), Maybe you don’t exist, solo release (Sue.mi and Monika enterprise).
Appearances: Der Fremde (The Stranger ) by A. Camus- composition for the stage by Simone Blattner (Bayrisches Staatsschauspiel, 2000), live at the Moodclub (Sao  Paulo, 2002), Tuvalu- Island and Culture, radio play by Caroline Hofer, production and composition (BR, WDR, ö1, SRG, Deutschlandradio, Südwestfunk, 2004)
Awards: Red Bull Music Academy (Sao Paulo, 2002)

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