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Darcy James Argue

Award-winning Brooklyn-based composer Darcy James Argue is the leader of New York’s acclaimed 18-piece steampunk big band, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society.

“My music for Secret Society,” Argue explains, “essentially comes out of me imagining an alternate reality where big bands were still widely popular (instead of a curious anachronism), and where jazz was still on speaking terms with other musical genres. What if you had this contemporary big band that had a shared sonic vocabulary with bands like Tortoise or TV On The Radio? What would that sound like?”

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