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Mason Bates on "Music from Underground Spaces"

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CSO Mead Composer in Residence Mason Bates (2010/11) discusses his work Music from Underground Spaces. The piece is being performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in conjunction with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago with choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo on April 15-17 and 20.

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Bio - Mason Bates

The music of Mason Bates fuses innovative orchestral writing, the rhythms of electronica and techno, and imaginative narrative forms brought to life by cutting edge sound design. A composer of symphonic music who often includes live electronica in his orchestral music, he has become known as an artist who moves fluidly between those two worlds - performing on electronic drumpad and laptop, for example, under Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas at Carnegie Hall in The B-Sides at Carnegie Hall, or integrating members of the San Francisco Symphony into an evening of DJing and live electronica at the SF club Mezzanine. Awarded both a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and an American Academy in Berlin Prize, he is a member of the acclaimed New York-based Young Concert Artists.

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