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Experimental music is a compositional tradition that arose in the mid-20th century, particularly in North America, of music composed in such a way that its outcome is unforeseeable. The American composer John Cage is seen as one of the more notable composers associated with this music. In France, as early as 1953, Pierre Schaeffer had begun using the term "musique expérimentale" to describe compositional activities that incorporated tape music, musique concrète, and elektronische Musik. Also, in America, a quite distinct sense of the term was used in the late 1950s to describe computer-controlled composition associated with composers such as Lejaren Hiller and Milton Babbitt. In 1958 Hiller became the first director of the Studio for Experimental Music at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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by Dr. Stanford Felix
experimental music A genre that sprung up in the midtwentieth ...
by Elmar Waibl
experimental music ' experimentelle Musik f (aes) experimental phase ' Experimentierphase f (sci) —) experimental stage experimental philosophy ...
by Mwalimu J. Shujaa, Kenya J. Shujaa
The experimental music of the 1940s called bop or bebop (Charlie Parker and Dizzy ...
Harvard Dictionary of Music (1969)
by Willi Apel
Ussachevsky, "The Processes of Experimental Music" (Journal, Acoustical Society of America vi, 202ff); A. Douglas , "The Electrical Production of Music" (Journal, Acoustical Society of America vi, 146ff); ...
by Alan Bullock
experimental music. Used mostly in connection with a type of music which became prominent in America in the 1950s and which broke with musical traditions in a more fundamental way ...
Performance and production. Volume II
Citing the experimental music tradition (see Nyrnan 1974), Born suggests that, in sharp contrast, musical postmodernism has emphasized indeterminism, alternative (often Eastern) philosophies, a performative, politicized attitude toward social ...
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