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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An oldschool electronic track capturing the emotions of an intergalactic adventure. This track is part of the Remaster Series which contains older music prior uploaded onto my Youtube channel. Upon buying a premium license, you will get access to an uncompressed 24bit wav-File of the track.
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Untamed inertia for 6 minutes
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Your toe will start tapping to the bump of the bass drum once the music pans through your speakers. This song is one for a successful accomplishment or the happy ending to a difficult challenge. The staccato melody resembles a synthesized tremolo violin, while the bass guitar thumps increase in...
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Come with me now and be inspired by Jules Verne and H.G. Wells.
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This music is the introduction to your characters entering a Middle Eastern village for the first time. The tribal drumming is all hustle and bustle, while the melody is winding, forceful, and unfamiliar.
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I hesitate to assign a 'feel' to this because it is so exotic. It uses a 19 semitone scale which does not repeat at the octave. There are 9 semitones to a perfect fifth. The tuning is Wendy Carlos' "Alpha" scale. The piano strings are laid to horrible pain in...
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No, I don't know what this is. Same as Gypsy Shoegazer, but without the vocal parts... in case you want to add you own vocal parts. Sheet music for the voices <A HREF="/m/c/royalty-free/sheetmusic/Gypsy%20Shoegazer%20Vocal%20Notes.pdf">available here</A>.
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Unintelligible alien transmissions punctuate the entirety of this piece, while simple, distracted chords create an atmosphere of unease and wonder - beauty and discovery. The pace is quick, and the taiko drumming is foreboding and tribal, but the airy beauty of the chords is almost calming.
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...maybe if your a Monk you'd understand...
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An experimental piece, designed to emulate a keyboardist with her robot. The piano player likes to play with the EP in this piece. Take a listen to get the full effect. EP used heavily throughout the entire piece. Build at 1:02, percussion picks up with heavy, fast beats.<BR> This piece...
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experimental piece with playful rhythms
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Mid-90s styled video game music. Also available in "<A HREF="http://incompetech.com/music/packs.html">Incompetech Game Pack 1</A>".