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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Inspirational melody and energetic beat with timid synth-led vocals. Suitable for corporate videos and presentations.
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Solo bass. Non-consistant tempos. No looping, just playing.<BR>
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Is she a mer-maid, or is she an illusion! Her enchanting voice will entice, and she is 100% alive! Keep your wits about you, gentlemen - you don't want to be dragged to an unfortunate end. Very heavy on bass.
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As the title suggests; Klezmer band arrangement!
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Game music as it should be! Relaxing, pleasant, not stealing too much attention from what's going on.
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Funny Track with the old 8 bit Sounds of the Commondore C-64
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You know that sound that was big in 80s dance music with that sort of galloping doo-do-do-DAH-do-do-doo-do-do-DAH thing? This has a thing like that, but in really, really complex drum sound. You need to wait until 16 seconds in to hear what the doo-do-do-DAH-do-do-doo-do-do-DAH sounds like. I know it can...
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Like "PfDP One", this piece also uses the Alpha scale developed by Wendy Carlos. Improvising on this piano is like walking in a minefield. There are many places to step which are just fine, but every now and again you find a surprise. This piece is light, and even comical...
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This is a piece of music classified as "GNDN". Goes Nowhere. Does Nothing. It sort of sits there and just repeats mild variants. There isn't even an ending. Yet, this was all on purpose. This piece was designed for keeping energy in news reports or review segments where there is...
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Fun little organ based super light rock tune with some 1950's sensibilities.
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A heavy synth slap bass and processed percussion drive this suspenseful piece. The consistent groove is complemented by a chorus for several more dramatic moments. Heavy Phasing, delay and reverb.
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A sort of backgroundy 1980's-ish dreamy rock fusion thingee.<BR> This piece of music is <A HREF="http://store.payloadz.com/go?id=2027118">available in an uncompressed format here</A>.<BR>
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Almost like euro club meets industrial vampires. I don't think I've ever done anything similar to this from the percussion side... or with those diving chord things.<BR><BR><BR> This piece of music is <A HREF="http://store.payloadz.com/go?id=2027120">available in an uncompressed format here</A>.