Recently ranked as the second-most performed living composer in the United States, Mason Bates has been collaborating extensively with The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and served as a composer-in-residence with The Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 2010 to 2015. Currently, he works as a composer-in-residence at John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts.
In 2010, Bates was commissioned to write for the YouTube Symphony Orchestra. The Mothership, a single-movement concert for orchestra and laptop, was premiered by the international YouTube Orchestra under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas in March of 2011 at Sydney Opera House. Live broadcast on YouTube attracted almost two million viewers.
As DJ Masonic, the artist is performing diverse sets, from jazzy trip-hop to techno, often incorporating live improvisations from jazz and classical musicians.
Mason Bates Discography Tracks
|MS 1342||Mason Bates||Digital Loom (CD, Album)||MSR Classics||MS 1342||US||2009||Sell This Version|
|50261-MCD||Ohio University Wind Symphony, Andrew Trachsel, Alison Brown Sincoff - Bates*, Gershwin*, Grainger*, Markowski*, Moran*, Puckett*||Ohio University Wind Symphony, Andrew Trachsel, Alison Brown Sincoff - Bates*, Gershwin*, Grainger*, Markowski*, Moran*, Puckett* - Mothership (CDr, Album)||Mark Records||50261-MCD||US||2012||Sell This Version|
|SFS 0065, 821936-0065-2||San Francisco Symphony*, Michael Tilson Thomas, Mason Bates||San Francisco Symphony*, Michael Tilson Thomas, Mason Bates - Works For Orchestra (SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album)||SFS Media, SFS Media||SFS 0065, 821936-0065-2||US||2016||Sell This Version|