MusicWise, Interviews

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 –
Music Director Donato Cabrera interviews composer, DJ, and curator, Mason Bates.

Composer of the Grammy-winning opera The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, Mason Bates is imaginatively transforming the way classical music is created and experienced as a composer, DJ, and curator.

As the first composer-in-residence appointed by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, he has presented a diverse array of artists on his KC Jukebox using immersive production and stagecraft.

Championed by legendary conductors from Riccardo Muti to Michael Tilson Thomas, his symphonic music is the first to receive widespread acceptance for its unique integration of electronic sounds. He was named the most-performed composer of his generation in a recent survey of American music and Composer of the Year by Musical America in 2018.