Mercury Soul: An Electro-Acoustic Evening
Anne Patterson is a multi-disciplinary artist based in New York City whose body of work consists of paintings, sculptures and large-scale multimedia installations that combine sculpture, architecture, lighting, video, music and scent.Artist Bio
The music of Mason Bates moves fluidly between contemporary concert music and electronica.Artist Bio
Contemporary chamber music and live electronica come together in an evening combining the music of Mason Bates and the visual designs of Anne Patterson. The audience enters a space of surreal visual effects and ambient electronica (performed on a laptop, turntables and double bass). The acoustic element of the evening features five of Bates’ chamber works, seamlessly presented with electronica interludes in between, while Patterson’s projections and lighting provide a creative visual complement.
New York, NY
Anne Patterson is a multi-disciplinary artist based in New York City whose body of work consists of paintings, sculptures and large-scale multimedia installations that combine sculpture, architecture, lighting, video, music and scent. Patterson’s large-scale installations have filled cathedrals, office buildings, and galleries across the country with miles of fabric, aluminum ribbon, and metal birds. She created Graced With Light, an installation inspired by music, as the 2013 Artist-in-Residence at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Twenty miles of ribbon interacted with the cathedral’s vaulted ceiling arches, carrying visitors’ prayers, dreams, and wishes skyward. Immensely popular, Graced With Light was extended four times and on display for almost two years. The work was also an Instagram hit, garnering over half a million “likes.” Permanently installed in 125 High Street in Boston in 2015, The Light Between fills the 10-story atrium with multi-colored, reflective aluminum wire. In 2016 her synesthetic, interactive installation Pathless Woods was experienced by over 300,000 visitors at The Ringling Museum in Sarasota, FL. In May of 2017 her installation Murmuration was unveiled to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati. Patterson’s installation Another Sky, also created in 2017, filled the Waterfall Atrium in The Venetian Las Vegas with 32 miles of cascading blue ribbon.
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.
Bates received a Heinz Award in 2012.