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Mason Bates: Works for Orchestra (Hybrid SACD)

Mason Bates: Works for Orchestra (Hybrid SACD)

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2017 Grammy® Award Nominee for Best Orchestral Performance!
 

SKU: 015415
 
“This is new music as you always hoped it would be—exciting, beautiful, surprising, and full of a vivid sense of discovery.”
-San Francisco Chronicle
 
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony release an exhilarating album of composer Mason Bates’s large-scale works for orchestra and electronica. Hear the first-ever recordings of his colossal Liquid Interface and the SFS-commissioned The B-Sides alongside Bates’s supercharged work, Alternative Energy. One of the most creative and ingenuous synthesists of our time, these works show Bates reimagining the dimensions of symphonic music by integrating jazz, techno, drum-n-bass, field recordings of a FermiLab particle collider—and more.
 
Mason Bates (b. 1977)
 
San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, music director conductor
Mason Bates, electronica
 
The B-Sides                                                              21:43
1. Broom of the System                                               4:12
2. Aerosol Melody (Hanalei)                                          4:00
3. Gemini in the Solar Wind                                          5:32
4. Temescal Noir                                                          3:14
5. Warehouse Medicine                                                4:45
 
Liquid Interface                                                        23:34
6. Glaciers Calving                                                       6:47
7. Scherzo Liquido                                                       3:54
8. Crescent City                                                           8:24
9. On the Wannesee                                                     4:29
 
Alternative Energy                                                    25:57
10. Ford's Farm, 1896                                                  7:07
11. Chicago, 2012                                                        5:53
12. Xinjiang Province, 2112                                           8:05
13. Reykjavik, 2222                                                      4:52
 
Total Playing Time: 71:14
 
All works recorded live at Davies Symphony Hall — a venue of the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, City and County of San Francisco. All works recorded live in PCM 192kHz/24-bit audio. The B-Sides recorded January 8-11, 2014. Liquid Interface recorded January 15-18, 2014. Alternative Energy recorded September 10-13, 2014. 
 
This SACD is compatible with all CD players and includes high definition stereo and surround tracks that can be read by SACD and DVD players.
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