Events – Mercury Soul


Prismatic: Color of Sound

Fri Feb 23, 2018 – 9pm-2am
375 11th St, San Francisco, CA


Mercury Soul returns Feb 23 to DNA Lounge for Prismatic, a dynamic, multimedia-infused concert boldly uniting classical musicians with EDM/electronica in a thumping, club environment. Concertgoers dance 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.

Burlesque & Beats:
the 1920s French Underground

Fri Nov 17, 2017 – 9pm-2am
DNA Lounge
375 11th St, San Francisco, CA


Join us for whole new take on classical-meets-club as we unleash an imaginative collision of cabaret, burlesque, classical and French House/EDM. We’ll feature the music of Weill, Milhaud, Bizet, Francaix, and HK Gruber woven together with elements of burlesque, cabaret, and vaudeville. See musicians from Classical Revolution perform classical works interspersed by aerialist/violinist Shaina Evoniuk, contortionist/aerialist Micah Walters, gypsy tunes with Ear Responsible feat. guitarist Freddy Clarke and friends, Burlesque performer Lula Applebruise, and DJ sets by DJ Masonic (Mason Bates), DJ Justin Reed, and DJ Nate Manic.


(DJ sets are performed before and after each classical set)

DJ Set 1 feat. aerialist/violinist Shaina Evoniuk improv


Classical Set 1
•Weill: The Little Threepenny Music (Kleine Dreigroschenmusik),
instrumental suite based on Three Penny Opera

•Françaix: Le Gay Paris

DJ Set 2


Classical Set 2
•Françaix: L’heure du Berger

•Bizet: Carmen Suite (Aragonaise and Habañera)
with Burlesque performer Lula Applebruise

DJ Set 2 feat. contortionist/aerialist Micah Walters


Classical Set 3
•Various Gypsy cabaret feat. Ear Responsible with Freddy Clarke, guitar

•HK Gruber: 3 MOB pieces

DJ Set 4 feat violinist/aerialist Shaina Evoniuk improv


Classical Set 4
Darius Milhaud: Le Boeuf sur le Toit

Post party with DJ Nate Manic

Mercury Soul presents: California Mystics

Fri April 28, 2017 – 9pm
DNA Lounge
375 11th St, San Francisco, CA


Come help us celebrate the revolutionary music of California composers Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Lou Harrison, and Zoe Keating. We’ll have a solo set by Zoe Keating, as well performances of Reich’s Drumming and Nagoya Marimbas, Del Sol String Quartet playing Harrison’s Estampie, and Riley’s In C. We also have some special guests from the playa of Burning Man joining us for the Post-party!

Mercury Soul presents:
Baroque & Beats

Fri Feb 24, 2017 – 9pm
DNA Lounge
375 11th St, San Francisco, CA


Mercury Soul is bringing Baroque & Beats to San Francisco’s DNA Lounge to show our fans the wilder side of baroque music. Tightly interwoven with DJ sets, our musicians will perform masterworks as part of a gorgeous, multimedia-infused concert bringing together the worlds of classical music and EDM/electronica.

This time around we’ll have conductor Chad Goodman lead members of the incredible Philharmonia Baroque performing Vivaldi’s dance of madness, La Folia, the raucous A Gran Battaglia by Uccellini, and Falconieri’s Sonata detta L’infante archibizzarra. Elevate Ensemble will be playing Vivaldi’s joyfully regal Concerto for Two Trumpets, and two works by Samuel Schedit: Canzona Bergamasca and the rallying battlecry Galliard Battalia. The San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Baroque Ensemble performing living composer Christopher Theofanidis’ Baroque-inspired Muse, Bach’s Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, and the effervescent Concerti for Strings in A and C Major (RV 160 & 109 respectively) by Vivaldi.