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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Epic piano playing against world percussion and acid-style synths with an upbeat beat.
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Brazilian carnival style samba music. This is the most chill of the pieces I've made in this style.<BR>This piece of music is <A HREF="http://store.payloadz.com/go?id=2017483">available in an uncompressed format here</A>.
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Ragtime-like music box theme with an unexpected-sounding bridge section.<BR>
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Mr. Fickle has a Vision...
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Grooving electronic music. Very funky stuff.
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Loads of delay on the guitar give this piece a dark, yet comforting feel. All of the sounds are rounded, but the effect isn't.<BR>
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Quite a challenging piece for the listener, there are only dissonances until with very end of this ten-minute piece. This piece is nothing if not uncomfortable.<BR><BR> This piece of music is <A HREF="http://store.payloadz.com/go?id=2027146">available in an uncompressed format here</A>.
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Floating voices over an ambient bed of sound. Transcendent.
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This is NOT a complete piece. It is only a sketch developed as a test for a stage production (repeated many times). If you only need a few seconds, it is fine. Smooth rich synths fill in a nice syncopated hook.
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Energy and beautiful synthwave-style musical intro. This composition perfectly conveys the atmosphere of the 80s. Perfect for futuristic videos, documentary films, hi tech projects, science, bitcoin, cryptocurrency, modern fashion, futuristic cinematic, active sports, action videos, IT, TV broadcasting, innovations, promo videos, space, cosmos, digital marketing, innovative technologies, dynamic footage, branding...
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Real techno this is! Grooving and mysterious. Diverse parts throughout, as you might see from the audio curve.
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Metallic and generally unpleasant... yet I like this piece quite a bit. It gives the impression of a giant mechanical automaton.<BR>
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Need an upbeat vaguely urban-sounding piece to run under your video outro? That's why I made this! You're welcome.
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You want adventure? You want a princess? You're not getting the princess, buddy... but Adventure Awaits in "Overworld"! How much adventure? A statistically significant amount. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 18ppm... (or roughly 18 milligrams per liter... the density of adventure is unusually high, and in some cases even at...