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Nu Deco Ensemble's massive attack

Nu Deco Ensemble's massive attack

On clubbing nights when Sam Hyken and Jacomo Bairos weren't blowing lead trumpet and tuba for the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the pair would huddle behind their iMac to mix electronica beats with the velvety chords of Beethoven. In 2005, that was their pregame ritual in the apartment: fire up the recording software GarageBand, load a single from LCD Soundsystem or Daft Punk, add strings and tinker with orchestration. Then they would go dancing.

From that early experimental smashup of classical music and new-world beats, Hyken and Bairos created Nu Deco Ensemble, a Miami orchestra that will kick off their second season with three concerts from Oct. 27 to 29 at Light Box, at Goldman...

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