Adventures in sound: Big Ears 2016

You don’t always have to travel to some far-flung destination to experience something new and adventurous — sometimes those experiences come to you. That was the case with Big Ears 2016, the latest installment of quirky music fest that took over downtown Knoxville in late March, transforming the otherwise ho-hum streets into an otherworldly soundscape. If most music festivals are centered on a genre, then Big Ears would be an anti-fest, a diverse collection of classically-trained musicians from across the sonic landscape.

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Clay Duda is a freelance journalist specializing in investigative reporting, feature writing, editorial photography, and digital media.