Mason Bates

Performing Arts, 2006

The music of Mason Bates moves fluidly between contemporary concert music and electronica. He has performed his orchestral works with orchestras ranging from The Atlanta Symphony to The Los Angeles Philharmonic, at venues such as The Kennedy Center and Disney Hall. Active as a DJ and electronica artist, he has performed his live electronica at San Francisco spaces including 111 Minna and SFMOMA, and internationally at Rome’s Metaverso and Berlin’s Roter Salon. A recipient of the Rome and Berlin Prizes, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Awards and Accomplishments


Bates is the recipient of the Heinz Award in the Arts & Humanities category

2008: Bates receives John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship

2008: The San Francisco Symphony awards Bates a commission to write The B-Sides, a 20-minute work for spring 2009 premiere