Experimental music is a genre that encompasses a wide range of styles and techniques that depart from traditional or mainstream forms. This can include unconventional elements such as unconventional instruments, non-standard structures, and chance-based or improvisational methods of composition. The goal of experimental music is often to push the boundaries of what is considered "music" and to explore new sounds and forms. It can be found in many different genres, including avant-garde, electronic, and noise music.

One of the key characteristics of experimental music is its focus on experimentation and exploration. This can mean using unconventional instruments, such as found objects, or incorporating elements of other art forms, such as spoken word or visual art. It can also mean using unconventional methods of composition, such as chance operations or improvisation, to create new and unique sounds and structures.

Experimental music has a long history, dating back to the early 20th century with composers such as John Cage, who was known for his use of chance operations in composition, and Karlheinz Stockhausen, who was a pioneer in electronic and tape music. In the 1960s and 1970s, the avant-garde movement became popular, with artists such as La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Steve Reich pushing the boundaries of what was considered "music".

In more recent years, the rise of electronic and digital technology has led to the development of new forms of experimental music, such as ambient, glitch, and IDM. These genres often incorporate elements of electronic music, such as synthesizers, samplers, and drum machines, to create unique and otherworldly sounds.

Overall, experimental music is a genre that is constantly evolving and pushing boundaries, with new and exciting developments happening all the time. It is a genre that is not limited to any particular style or instrument, and it encourages creative expression and exploration.

Free Experimental Music

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Saschas Things
6 years ago
I'm a total fan of Stranger Things, which made me buy some old 80s synths and write this piece. As uncreative as I am I just called it "Saschas Things". It all started with this one melody, around which I then composed everything else. I don't know exactly why, but...
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4bit Games
4 years ago
Remember the times of commodore c64, atari st, pacman, space invader - this is very oldschool handplayed 4bit music. You can loop this track endlessly and perhaps make a new game with this music track? :)
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Out Of Control
5 years ago
A party, all in ecstasy and no one has themselves under control. That could be the right music for it. I had done the crazy remix for "Farting Around" by Kevin MacLeod some time ago. Since so many people asked for it, here is an instrumental one.
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Just in time for the new year I present you a real powerhouse, especially for shows, the first piece of a new series "THE BIG SHOW OPENER". It's long (over 6 minutes), varied, loaded with loud and quiet parts .... I call it "ZEUS". In the more than 6 minutes...
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