Category Archive: Experimental

Experimental Music, Part 3

Last summer I attended one day of the NMASS 2016 new music festival at the Salvage Vanguard Theater in east Austin. NMASS is an event presented by The Church of the Friendly Ghost (COTFG), a local organization “dedicated to the proliferation of creative musics, future-minded expressions and experiments in sound.”  I wasn’t able to attend …

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Experimental Music, Part 2

You can experience experimental music this weekend in Austin, Texas at nmass 2016!

Part 1 of my exploration of the meaning of experimental music started with a definition:

Experimental -relating to a scientific experiment or to scientific experiments in general -using a new way of doing or thinking about something -made or done in …

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Experimental Music, Part 1

Writing this blog, I’ve been surprised at how difficult it is for me to write about experimental music. Maybe it’s because I feel like I don’t really know much about it, or because the term gets used in different ways, or because there are so many different ideas about what makes music “experimental.” Still, I …

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Happy birthday, John Cage!

September 5, 2012 is John Cage’s 100th birthday.

In his search for his own individual voice as a composer, John Cage opened up all sorts of possibilities for others — not only other composers, but listeners in general.  His work invites us (or me, at least) to listen differently, to experience music in a different …

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