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In the broadest sense, contemporary music is any music being written in the present day. In the context of classical music the term applies to music written in the last half century or so, particularly works post-1960. The argument over whether the term applies to music in any style, or whether it applies only to composers writing avant-garde music, or "modernist" music is a subject of hot debate. There is some use of "Contemporary" as a synonym for "Modern", particularly in academic settings, whereas others are more restrictive and apply the term only to presently living composers and their works. Since it is a word that describes a time frame, rather than a particular style or unifying idea, there are no universally agreed on criteria for making these distinctions. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contemporary_music [Mar 2006]
Huddersfield Contemporary Music FestivalThe Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival is held in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England. It has a repertoire of cutting-edge jazz, orchestral, choral and electro-acoustic performances, along with film, dance and music theatre.
In 2004, the festival will run from 19 - 28 November. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huddersfield_Contemporary_Music_Festival [Oct 2004]
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