Ata Ebtekar aka Sote is an electronic music composer and sound artist based in Tehran, Iran. Over the last three decades, he has published his work via established labels. In 2018, he founded a new label called Zabte Sote, which functions as a sub-label of Opal Tapes and will focus on releases by Iranian experimental electronic composers. Sote is also co-founder of SET Festival in Tehran.
He has created commissioned work for and performed at a.o. Berghain and CTM Festival (Berlin), Unsound Festival (Krakow), Cafe Oto (London), Jazzhouse (Copenhagen), TodaysArt Festival (The Hague), Bozar (Brussels), Ultima Festival (Oslo), Donaufestival (Krems). Sote’s latest release, Sacred Horror in Design, was put out by Opal Tapes in July 2017. The album is scheduled for release on vinyl on Sub Rosa this summer 2018.