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The good and the bad of mixing classical music and electronica

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“These days, the venues DJs play aren’t limited to clubs, bars and warehouse parties. You’ll also find them — armed with laptops and turntables — in restaurants, art galleries and a variety of urban outfitters. You’ll also find one at the Kennedy Center: namely DJ Masonic, better known as Mason Bates, the venue’s 39-year-old composer-in-residence. Bates, at one point the second-most-performed living composer in America, is best known for bringing electronic music into the orchestra, which he has continued to do with his KC Jukebox events.”

Read more in The Washington Post.