Mercury Soul returned on Feb 23 2018 to DNA Lounge for Prismatic, a dynamic, multimedia-infused concert boldly uniting classical musicians with EDM/electronica in a thumping, club environment. Concertgoers danced and explore the space while being immersed in a world that engages both their eyes and ears, elevating the musical experience through a brilliant array of lighting, projections, and art installations by LED artist Christopher Schardt.
Integrated into sets by DJ Masonic (Mason Bates) and DJ Justin Reed are some of San Francisco’s finest musicians performing “color music” – music inspired by color. Piano trio Steel and Ivory will perform the industrial groove of Michael Torke’s Rust, the violent intensity of Piano Trio – Fiery Red by Jennifer Higdon, synesthetic composer Joel Hoffman’s shimmering Music in Yellow and Green, and music by the renowned Alexander Scriabin – whose concept of a “color organ” will be reinvented as a remix of his music for DJs, live musicians, tightly synchronized lighting, and an interactive light installation by Nick Kanozik. Also on the program will be steel drum group Pankind Trio, evoking the blue of the Caribbean sea with authentic calypso music, and original electro-acoustic interludes composed by Mason Bates for this event that lead in and out of each set, combining the full forces of our DJs and musicians. We’ll wrap the night with an incredible post-show dance party led by DJ JOill."