I was going to write a post about this rad-sounding event, but hear it direct from the horses mouth (my friend Autumn’s roommate, drummer Andy Meyerson, who’s part of the Chamber ensemble):
Mercury Soul is a series founded by Mason Bates, who is one of the most important young composers right now (he’s the composer-in-residence for the Chicago Symphony, among a ton of other important things). He’s also a dj, and spins hecka phat beatz as DJ Masonic. He set up this concert series to merge these two seemingly divergent interests and get young, beautiful, intelligent kids like yourselves to hear classical chamber music. And have it be, like “hip” and shit.
If you enjoy electronic music, classical chamber music, drumming, or events that try really hard to be too cool for school, this is the concert for you.
The concert is at 111 Minna, starting at 5:00. DJ Masonic spins for like a half hour, then plays an interlude he composed for dj + chamber ensemble, then the chamber group plays something. There are four sets….the whole thing should be super cool.