I was watching a video about the Ztar midi guitar and the dreaded word ‘experimental’ came up which now appears to have three meanings:
- I couldn’t be bothered to finish it.
- If I widdle these knobs enough there’s a chance this might become in some way interesting.
- 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