Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Lounge Regime: 100 Years of Ambient Music
Monday 11/09
Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Lounge Regime: 100 Years of Ambient Music @ Kennedy Center Atrium
Lounge Regime: 100 Years of Ambient Music Take an immersive journey back through a century of ambient music, from today's electronica to 1970s minimalism to the "furniture music" of 1930s Paris. Wander through lounges of three different eras in an evening that brings together DJing, chamber music, vocals, evocative lighting, and more. Music includes works by Aphex Twin, Brian Eno, Steve Reich, Pierre Schaeffer, and members of Erik Satie's Les Six. Specialty cocktails, evocative of 1930s Paris, will be served at a cash bar. ABOUT MASON BATES'S KC JUKEBOX "Mr. Bates has built a national reputation as an innovator. For nearly a decade, he has been hailed as one of the young saviors of classical music..." --The New York Times Mason Bates, the Kennedy Center's new Composer-in-Residence, is renowned for fusing innovative orchestral writing, imaginative narrative forms, the harmonies of jazz, and the rhythms of techno into his genre-bending creations. The San Francisco Chronicle says his "cheerful disregard for stylistic boundaries is a godsend." A DJ and active advocate of bringing classical music to new audiences and spaces, Bates returns to curate KC Jukebox, an adventurous new Kennedy Center concert series. Using an inventive mix of cutting-edge technology, evocative lighting, and dynamic electro-acoustic palettes--and bringing together forward-thinking instrumentalists, vocalists, and DJs from Washington and beyond--these concerts will spotlight the works of living composers as filtered through Bates's signature re-imagining of the classical music experience. Read more about Mason Bates.