Experimental Music

I was watching a video about the Ztar midi guitar and the dreaded word experimental’ came up which now appears to have three meanings:

  1. I couldn’t be bothered to finish it.
  2. If I widdle these knobs enough there’s a chance this might become in some way interesting.
  3. If I call it experimental then people won’t notice my masturbatory noodling on par with the worst of jazz fusion.

I’ve been guilty of all 3 but don’t pretend that using techniques pretty much fully realised by the early 70s is a feat of exploration.

My experimenting is done before I make the music”. - Edgar Varese

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