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Explore a Silver Lake mansion filled with live, experimental music in Echo Society's 'Family'

Explore a Silver Lake mansion filled with live, experimental music in Echo Society's 'Family'

A few months ago, there was a scandal in experimental music, when streaming service Spotify was accused of packing its popular ambient playlists with anonymous artists who had millions of plays but no apparent fanbase. Some suspected a royalty-skirting ruse; others decried the cheapening of experimental music as a bulk commodity for unwinding on the couch.

It embodied what composers here are up against when there’s exploding demand for music and streaming media, but it's also hard to get fans to leave the home and pay attention.

One way that the seven composers behind the Echo Society have fought back is to give experimental music a sense of place. This...

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