combining classical music and electronica

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If you missed our fundraiser you can still donate throughout the course of our season. Throughout the season, our renewed focus of musical excellence and cross-genre collaborations will continue. Your support for the arts is crucial and while live performances are limited, the artists depend on your support wherever possible. Read more about it here.

Mercury Soul: Cathedral Episode 4

Release Date: September 5th @ 1pm PDT

Mercury Soul: Cathedral is a 4-part miniseries of meditative music and electronica that showcases a vibrant new way of presenting live music digitally. Filmed in the sumptuous Saint Joseph’s Arts Society in San Francisco, the series features the seamless alternation between classical music and DJing for which Mercury Soul has become known.

Upcoming Events

Juan Atkins 2020 (POSTPONED)

Featuring: DJ Juan Atkins
With: Friction Quartet, Mana Quartet, Telegraph Quartet
Date: [Currently Rescheduling]
Venue: Public Works
Location: 161 Erie St, San Francisco, CA 94103


Mercury Soul launches Mercury Soul: Cathedral

August 13, 2020

Mercury Soul Swings into a new Youtube Channel

February 30th 2020

Mercury Soul Welcomes Matthew Ebisuzaki

February 9th 2020

Oakland Transplant Nate Seider Joins Team

March 5th 2020

Mercury Soul engages a new generation of music-lovers through performances combining classical music and electronica in alternative venues with immersive stagecraft and elaborate production.

In The Press

“[Mercury Soul] aims to present ‘classical music in new ways to a new generation.’ Pairing the orchestra with electronic music and bringing both to new audiences is a noble pursuit, and Bates… should be applauded.”


“Mercury Soul brings classical music into [the club], blending it in with the beats of DJs, and making it relevant to the club crowd. The encounter of the old with the new worked seamlessly.”


“At a time when symphony orchestras nationwide are trolling for audience magnets — the type of new material that can lure members of generations X & Y along with older subscribers — Bates just might have that bait.”


“In spite of his young age, one can already perceive in Shwartz the lineage of the true ‘maestros.’”


“Patterson’s visual additions were at once properly subdued and brilliant, elevating music and text into a complete and sensory experience.”


“Many artists in one of these worlds have dabbled in the other. But Bates is the first to carry on two careers in tandem, and win credibility in both arenas.”


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