Monthly Archives: September 2011

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San Jose Mercury News

“If Mason Bates’ Rusty Air in Carolina is any indication, this 30-year-old composer (who is based in the East Bay and has a parallel career as a DJ) also has a voice…A Virginia native who summered as a teenager in … Continue reading

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The New York Times

“Contemporary composers can integrate high-definition recordings of sounds they want to evoke, as Mason Bates does in his cleverly constructed Liquid Interface. The first movement, “Glaciers Calving,” begins with an ominous recording of glaciers crashing into the Antarctic Ocean, soon … Continue reading

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The New Yorker

“Mason Bates’s Digital Loom, for organ and electronics…transformed the hall into something between a decaying cathedral and an East Berlin club.” -Alex Ross

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New York Magazine

“Take Mason Bates’s Digital Loom for organ and electronics, a centennial commission. Definitely a voice from the younger generation, Bates reimagines the king of instruments as a surreal creature inventing its own space, the illuminated stops flashing like an enormous … Continue reading

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With Christopher Rountree after KC Jukebox

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• Named Composer of the Year by Musical America • Post: Jobs in classical’s Top 10 for 2017, “a popular and critical hit” • Wired: “Jobs’ Life is the Perfect Opera Wall Street Journ: “theatrically arresting & new” • SFCV • FT: ‘Sante Fe Opera has … Continue reading

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The San Francisco Bay Guardian Picks

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