Mason Bates

Mason Bates: Winnipeg New Music Festival

The magical intersection between music and technology is a central tenet of Mason Bates’ work, from his GRAMMY-winning opera The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs to his work as a composer, DJ and curator. During his term as the first composer-in-residence at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, he presented a diverse array of artists through his KC Jukebox using immersive production and stagecraft. His works and his curation are imaginatively transforming the way classical music is both created and experienced. Championed by legendary conductors from Riccardo Muti to Marin Alsop, his symphonic music is the first to receive widespread acceptance for its unique integration of electronic sounds, and he was named the second most-performed composer of his generation in a recent survey of American music.