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Tom Huizenga

With orchestras clamoring for her work, the rising artist feels a responsibility and opportunity to help reframe classical music and the institutions that present it.
A new recording spotlights the tenacious composer, who was the first African-American woman to have her work performed by a major symphony orchestra.
Watch the Chicago-based ensemble conjure otherworldly sounds from steel pipes, tuned cowbells and a bowl that sings.
The adventuresome ensemble, along with a science-friendly composer, transforms the rare solar event into music in real time.