Ata Ebtekar, best known as Sote, alters musical modal codes from their original tonality and rhythmic tradition to achieve vivid, synthetic soundscapes. Over the last three decades his work has been published by labels such as Warp, Sub Rosa, Opal Tapes, Diagonal, Mute and Morphine. In 2018, he founded a new label called Zabte Sote, which focuses on releases by Iranian experimental electronic composers. Known for creating compositions that range from the delicate to the abrasive, using sounds both of acoustical and electronic origins, Ebtekar sees music as the expression of cultural habits in sound and anti-sound (silence). Seeking to expand these traditions, he creates music that, while rooted in many cultures at once, belongs to none in particular. Sote’s work deals with various blueprints, in particular his solo all synthetic music, his electro-acoustic audiovisual group project, and his multi-channel sound installations.