Tag Archives: Mason Bates

No Rest for the Weary

Two water symphonies, a club show, and a fanfare.  That was last month. It began with an inevitability I’d hoped to avoid: going straight from a DJ gig to the airport to attend a symphonic rehearsal the next morning. Mercury … Continue reading

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To Sink or Swim (preferably, both)

Greetings from a sponge.  Two big recent premieres — Violin Concerto and Afterlife — required constant swimming from me through a torrent of notes over the past year.  Now I’m halting forward motion, sinking to the bottom of the ocean, … Continue reading

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How to Wallpaper Your Mind

October kept me as busy as a presidential candidate, dropping me into time zones scattered across the map like Fall foliage.  There was even lunch with Teresa Heinz Kerry, our almost-First Lady.  All I needed was a fake smile, a … Continue reading

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