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by John Kelman
Groups like Clogs and Bang on a Can offer a new paradigm for contemporary chamber music. Much as today's jazz artists are expanding their language by incorporating seemingly disparate elements, similarly adventurous spirits in the classical world are bringing in concepts that might seem out of context on first pass. But listen to these groups with open ears and a less prejudicial disposition, and what you'll hear is contemporary composed music for the new millennium.
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