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A classical revolution: Nora Barton and Billie Howard are rethinking string music

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(L-R): Nora Barton, Billie Howard, Dave Hoekstra

Dave Hoekstra visits with cellist Nora Barton, violinist Billie Howard and author and raconteur Dale Wiley.  Nora and Dale talk about their shared love for composer and poet Louis “Moondog” Hardin; Billie and Nora play a few pieces and talk about their sonic experimentation and improvisation, the connection between classical music and metal, working with Chicago pop-rocker Bobby Conn and finding new ways to create unconventional sounds with traditional instruments.




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