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Diving head-first into the mad world of LED artist Christopher Schardt, the man behind one of the jaw-dropping installations we'll have lighting up the stage at Mercury Soul show, Prismatic: The Color of Sound, Fri Feb 23 at DNA Lounge. Mesmerizing stuff - check out the video below and see what we've got in store.

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Dive into the stunning world of LED art with Christopher Schardt, the artist behind one of the jaw-dropping installations you'll see lighting up the stage at Pr...ismatic: The Color of Sound, Fri Feb 23 at DNA Lounge. Hell-bent on blowing minds with a kaleidoscopic combination of color and music, we enlisted his help to bring art and tech together to accomplish this goal. Check out the video below to see how!

Get tickets and info at www.mercurysoul.com/events

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In next Friday's Mercury Soul show, Prismatic: The Color of Sound, will dive into the mad world of LED art with an installation by Oakland-based artist Christopher Schardt. He's does an unbelievable job of bringing together art and tech, making his creations a perfect fit for our events. We spent some time talking with him and exploring his work, check out the video below to see some of what we've got in store for next week's show.

Get tickets and info at www.mercurysoul.com/events

Video by Taylor Joshua Rankin.

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All musicians owe so much to many irreplaceable mentors. One of mine is Maestro Robert Moody, conductor, who commissioned my 1st orchestral piece when I was only 16. He's wrapping up his tenure with The Portland Symphony Orchestra with a performance of "Alternative Energy." Always adventurous & approachable, a great American maestro! Thanks Bob!

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Congrats to Nicolas Blanc and The Joffrey Ballet for doing such an outstanding job with "Beyond the Shore," based on my piece "The B-Sides." Their Modern Masters program runs through Feb 18 and includes a host of other cool pieces - check it out, Chicago!

The Joffrey Ballet’s winter program is a stunning showcase of the prowess of its dancers, as well as the stellar talents of the Chicago Philharmonic and music director Scott Speck.
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Bringing some color and rhythm to DNA Lounge for the upcoming Prismatic: The Color of Sound show...

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Our DJs are neck-deep in tracks for our upcoming Prismatic: The Color of Sound show on Feb 23rd. Our man Mason Bates (aka DJ Masonic) is cooking up some surprises for you all both on and off the dance floor, so make sure to RSVP and get your tickets today.

Spent the weekend prepping for Mercury Soul's Feb 23rd show Prismatic: The Color of Sound. Worked out the DJs sets, polished up the electro-acoustic interludes for classical musicians / DJs, and wrote some all-new music that I'll talk about more as it develops. Stay tuned and be sure to RSVP!

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So excited for this: I'm coming back to DNA Lounge Feb 23 with Mercury Soul for our killer new color-and-light themed show, Prismatic: The Color of Sound. We're pushing this production to the limit through an array of intricate lighting, projections, and art installations designed to enhance the music experience. We'll have a program of all color-inspired compositions woven in between DJ sets by Justin Reed, JOill, and me. Get your tickets while they last! Can't wait to see everyone out there.

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Creators are what Michelle Cuevas, Mason Bates, Antonio Martorell and Joan Shelley are - but how they do it with books, music and sculpture is next level. Articulate with Jim Cotter, Sundays at 12/11c on WORLD Channel. http://ow.ly/B6yN30hKwru

Here's another one from the Mass Transmission session - setting up before the recording with Cappella SF and Ragnar Bohlin.

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Thank you so much to everybody for the birthday wishes!

I'm re-emerging from asocial media, ie my studio, where I've been finishing up an oratorio called "Children of Adam" about, well, makin' babies.

Creation and recreation and yes, procreation. For example, next to sacred texts like Genesis, this line by Walt Whitman: "Singing the phallus!"

Recorded my piece "Mass Transmission" last week with Ragnar Bohlin, Cappella SF, and Isabelle Demers, Organist. We'll be recording "Sirens" next, more soon about the release as the details come out!

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Just mixed another record for PENTATONE at Soundmirror, Inc., my opera The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs. Comes out in a few months – stayed tuned!

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Visited Musée Mécanique in SF with DJ Spooky & found this ancient phonograph amidst the 100-year-old automatons. Would be hard to DJ with a metal record!

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Tomorrow 1/12, Chanticleer is bringing my newest choral piece, Drum Taps, to Sonoma State's Green Music Center. Always a pleasure to hear them sing!

Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, the San Francisco based GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2018. Their program entitled “Soldier” will feature ea
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Heading to Boston to mix the Steve Jobs opera for an upcoming album on PENTATONE & saw this Seattle Opera announcement about next season – can’t wait!

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In the old days, they turned their choruses up to 11

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Wish I could be at the Barbican Centre tonight to hear Armistead Maupin & the BBC Symphony Orchestra perform Anthology of Fantastic Zoology along with a lot of cool pieces (like Anna Clyne's Masquerade!). Thank you BBC!

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