A little tidbit about Avant Garde Music...
Historically, the term avante garde comes from French word, "vanguard," which translates to the frontline of the armed forces. When it comes to specific terminology, avante garde music refers to new techniques of expression. By all definition, avante garde music is innovative and off-the-wall from mainstream or traditional music.
Avant garde music is commonly referred to as "experimental music." Using haphazard musical elements, avant garde music is an unpredictable form of music, which includes variable methods of musical instrument performance. Sometimes regarded as odd but original, avant garde music is unconventional in almost every way.
Other styles of avant garde music include electronic. Atonal, electro-acoustic and modern composition, to name a few.
Combining non-Western traditions with varying instruments, scales or tunes with other sound sources such as broomstick strokes, common household sounds, telephone ringers, and even trash cans; avant garde music is intentionally played against the grain of "normal-sounding" music.
Avant garde music may include computer style, contemporary, electronic, extreme, free improvisation, and other electronically mastered music. Some assumed avant garde recording artists include the Beastie Boys, the Beatles, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Falco, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Robert Palmer, Sonic Youth and the Tear Garden for a small sampling.
To learn more about avant garde music, or if you are seeking specific avant garde music, feel free to listen to Media Positive Radio or visit our recording artist personal pages.
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