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In the more traditional style, symphonies, chamber ensembles, soloists and vocalists devote themselves to interpreting the music of past centuries. Audiences for "classical" music, like Bach and Beethoven has a devoted following - that is, by all estimates shrinking. Meanwhile, there's another strain - that celebrates the music of living composers - and embraces the visual style, technology and volume level of rock 'n roll. Groups like The Kronos Quartet, and the Bang on a Can all-stars have taken modern chamber music to audiences worldwide.
The ensemble 8th Blackbird has taken up this cause - and is causing a stir. Their CD Strange Imaginary Animals won this year's grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance.
Today, Where We Live, we talk with Tim Munro, Flute Player of 8th Blackbird.
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