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Meet the two Australians bringing classical music to the 21st century… with rubber chicken covers

Classical music fans rejoice – your favourite pieces are being reinvented for the 21st century with “fun, humour and simplicity.”

And it’s being revolutionised by two inventive violinists utilising the powerful voice of the rubber chicken.

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TwoSetViolin are on a mission to break down the barriers to enjoying classical music… with a stellar ensemble of rubber chickens.

Feast your ears on a rubber chicken cover of Beethoven’s Fur Elise, or of the wedding favourite Pachelbel’s Canon.

The performers of the track are Eddy Chen and Brett Yang, the men behind musical group TwoSetViolin. The two used to play as part of the Sydney and Queensland Symphony orchestras, and formed the project in 2014.

But it wasn’t until the end of 2016 that the two pursued the musical project full time and made it their goal to refresh classical music to make it more approachable for the contemporary audience.

Everyone has the potential to like [classical music], but sometimes musicians alienate and scare potential listeners with our pride,” they said in an interview with violinist.com

In reinterpreting classical music, they hope that they can help break down the intimidation and austerity that often keeps people from enjoying it.

Even though classical music has been around for more than 200 years, and will be around for another 200, a group like TwoSetViolin will definitely play a big role in keeping this art form around and making it more enjoyable for new audiences.

Via Open Culture.

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November 20, 2018

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