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Evolution Contemporary Music Series presents concert by Loadbang

Evolution Contemporary Music Series presents concert by Loadbang

With a name as, um, loaded as Loadbang, you just know you're in for something different from the musicians who perform under that moniker. The make-up of the New York-based ensemble is unusual enough -- voice, bass clarinet, trumpet and trombone. The group has inspired an unusual repertoire to match. I only heard the first half of Loadbang's concert for valuable Evolution Contemporary Music Series at An die Musik, but that contained a full dose of intriguing, not to mention challenging, scores. The performances were polished and dynamic, with very impressive playing from clarinetist Carlos Cordeiro, trumpeter Andy Kozar and trombonist William Lang. Although Jeffrey...

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