A Bao A Qu from Anthology of Fantastic Zoology by Mason Bates: The full performance
Watch the full performance of Mason Bates' piece by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Rafael Payare.
American DJ and composer Mason Bates premiered his compelling 30-minute orchestral symphony Anthology of Fantastic Beats in 2015. Each of the eleven movements conjures up a mythical creature from Jorge Luis Borges' Book of Imaginary Beings, including the tower-dwelling beast, A Bao A Qu.
Warning: This video contains some flashing images.
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