Mason Bates: Works for Orchestra

Mason Bates: Works for Orchestra


Michael Tilson Thomas
San Francisco Symphony
Mason Bates, electronica

Release Date:

11th March 2016

Cat No:



£15.99 (Hybrid SACD)


Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony release an exhilarating album of young, American composer Mason Bates’ 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’ 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)
The B Sides
1. I. Broom of the System (4:11)
2. II. Aerosol Melody (Hanalei) (4:01)
3. III. Gemini in the Solar Wind (5:33)
4. IV. Temescal Noir (3:14)
5. V. Warehouse Medicine (4:45)

Liquid Interface
6. I. Glaciers Calving (6:46)
7. II. Scherzo Liquido (3:54)
8. III. Crescent City (8:24)
9. IV. On the Wannsee (4:29)

Alternative Energy
10. I. Ford’s Farm, 1896 (7:07)
11. II. Chicago, 2012 (5:53)
12. III. Xinjiang Province, 2112 (8:05)
13. IV. Reykjavik, 2222 (4:52)

Producer: Jack Vad
Engineering Support: Roni Jules, Gus Pollek, Jonathon Stevens, and Denise Woodward
Post-Production: Mark Willsher
Mastering: Gus Skinas

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