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Phillip Klais on The Experience of History

by Paddy Johnson on February 25, 2013
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What is the avant garde? Each person asked will probably answer differently; our profession and experience inform our opinions. For that reason, it’s not too much of a surprise to hear organ builder Phillip Klais reference his family business as he attempts to answer the question. His great grandfather established a workshop over a 130 years ago, and it’s been passed down from generation to generation.

“The avant garde goes beyond invention” Klais tells us assuredly in the latest edition of Avant Garde Diares. “[It’s] using the experience of history to develop visions for the future.”

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