Meet Mason Bates — The Man Behind Steve Jobs the Opera
By Cy Musiker
Mason Bates writes most of his music in a light, airy home studio on the Peninsula with lots of glass and a view of San Francisco Bay through the trees.
But when I visited Bates a few weeks ago, he was working on a piece with a gloomy theme. "Auditorium starts with the conceit that an orchestra, like a person, can be haunted," the composer says. "It’s a piece for two orchestras. One that’s living and one that’s dead." ...
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