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Mason Bates's KC Jukebox

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Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Ear / Eye

Fri, Dec 8, 2017, 7:30 PM

The intersection of music and imagery will be explored in this multimedia performance, from the beautiful textures of Timo Andres's response to pen-and-ink abstractions to Anna Clyne's industrial response to a film about the creation of the Brooklyn Bridge. A featured work by Marcos Balter pairs startling musical sonorities with Italian design imagery of the 1970s, and the evening also includes Jacob Cooper's moody Ripple the Sky, a piece inspired by the mental illness of Robert Schumann.

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Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: California Mystics

Sun, Mar 11, 2018, 7:30 PM

This journey in ambience, rhythm, and texture explores music by composers from California's past and present, using Bedouin-inspired tenting and pillows to transform our Atrium into an immersive and inviting environment. Standing room only.

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Mason Bates's Mercury Soul

Thu, Mar 15, 2018, 7:30 PM

New music will meet electronica, projected visuals, and immersive stagecraft in this visceral "classical rave" featuring new music by some of today’s most talked-about composers. NOTE: This event takes place at the 9:30 Club in D.C. Tickets on sale on their website November 15.


JFK Jukebox: In Homage to JFK’s Legacy in Civil Rights

Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 7:30 PM

In celebration of President Kennedy, KC Jukebox presents an evening of music informed by the Civil Rights movement, from Carlos Simon's An Elegy: Cry From the Grave, to a special performance by David T. Little's band, Newspeak, to Ted Hearne's moving The Answer to the Question that Wings Ask.

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