San Francisco Symphony
National Press Representation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / February 9, 2016
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MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY RELEASE MASON BATES: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA ON SFS MEDIA MARCH 11, 2016
Album of Bates’s three largest electro-acoustic orchestral works features first ever recordings of the SF Symphony-commissioned The B-Sides and Liquid Interface plus the first CD release of Alternative Energy
Pre-order now on iTunes.com/SFSymphony and SFSymphony.org/MasonBates
SAN FRANCISCO, February 9, 2016 – Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) will release a new recording featuring Bay Area composer Mason Bates’s three largest electro-acoustic orchestral works on the Orchestra’s Grammy Award-winning SFS Media label on Friday, March 11, 2016. It is available for pre-order on iTunes.com/SFSymphony and SFSymphony.org/MasonBates today. The album of Bates’s largest orchestral works features the first recordings of the SFS-commissioned The B-Sides and Liquid Interface, in addition to Alternative Energy. These three works illustrate Bates’s exuberantly inventive music that expands the symphonic palette with sounds of the digital age: techno, drum ‘n’ bass, field recordings and more, with the composer performing on electronica. MTT and the SFS have championed Bates’s works for over a decade, evolving a partnership built on multi-year commissioning, performing, recording, and touring projects. Watch the album’s promotional video here.
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