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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Let us briefly examine precipitation. Rain. Is liquid water in the form of droplets that have condensed from atmospheric water vapor and then become heavy enough to fall under gravity. The purpose of my work is to showcase my unconventional style of original Music.
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Quiet solo piano in 3 parts with additional percussion bit adding in more and more to the end. My normal "feels" that are used to classify pieces are largely inadequate for this piece, as are the genres. In other words... I have no idea what this is.
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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. Squaky-talky EP on the bass and melodies.
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Slow fade in with source recordings from a carnival, leading to a clean sharp synth and round synth. Tubular bells and glock add interest later.
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A mystical piece for Flutes, Bells, and Percussion. Disjointed melodic flute in counterpoint with lower fluttery flutes, plodding percussion, and shimmering bells. Same texture throughout piece.
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Harsh yet simple piece. The main theme was played with a wiimote, so don't expect too much expression! Extra interest kicks in at 1:35.<BR>
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Somewhere between Bollywood and club music. You can <A HREF=http://store.payloadz.com/go?id=2183828>download this in uncompressed format here</A>! Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
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Electronic/world music hybrid with mystical elements.
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World music! Perfect music for any games, shows or commercial taking place somewhere exotic!
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Sort of 8-bit retro video glitch. Excellent for a lightswitch rave! This piece loops perfectly. The uncompressed download comes in 140bpm and a super-hyped up 170bpm mix! You can <A HREF="https://sellfy.com/p/uZQK/">download this in uncompressed format here</A>. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
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Grungy sounding early reggae type groove. This piece is also available in a faster 90 beats per minute version. You can purchase the full uncompressed version of this piece <A HREF="http://store.payloadz.com/go?id=1901005">here</A> along with the individual parts in wav format.
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Maurits Cornelis Escher was a Dutch graphic artist who made mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. He was 70 before a retrospective exhibition was held.
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Like the music in every single African based level of a PlayStation 1 game.