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Experimental Music

Czech's Mix Part 2: Singing in Tongues (Video)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 09.29.2014 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

I first became acquainted with the husband and wife team called DVA (two) when I saw their video "France Trance." "Quirky" did not adequately describe this humorous little gem, in which a balloon sings in faux French before "getting popped."

The Chicago Band Who Disappeared for 30 Years Only to Return Weirder and Louder

Rachel Mason | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts
Rachel Mason

After a 30-year hiatus, the Chicago rock band ONO is back. Lead singer Travis, who goes by one name, commandeered the stage late last month at the rock club Shea Stadium in Brooklyn, New York and immediately entranced the room.

Music for Ice Ports

j.frede | Posted 05.04.2014 | Arts
j.frede

34.09461° N / 118.24873° W March 1st 2014 54° F / 12° C Music for Ice Ports is a collection of field recordings and compositions made during m...

On Teaching Performance at Harvard

Kalup Linzy | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

photo taken at NYU Grey Gallery It is an honor to be the first to teach performance in the Visual and Environmental Studies Department at Harvard. ...

The Xmas Songs of Ximena Borges

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 02.11.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

It is mind-boggling how Ximena gets so many sounds from her own body, but she does magnificently enchant by snapping her fingers, clapping her hands, pounding her chest, whistling, rolling her tongue just to name a few sound maneuvers.

When Arabs Experiment

Roxane Assaf | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts
Roxane Assaf

Leyya Tawil and Mike Khoury are two avant-garde artists featured at DIWAN5 whose solo work is challenging conventions in dance and music, respectively. As kindred spirits in creative inquiry, their collaborations with each other beget a third realm of expression.

ESP TV -- Transmitting Forward and Backward at the Same Time

Rachel Mason | Posted 05.27.2013 | New York
Rachel Mason

Bringing back the aesthetic delight of early analog video pioneers, artists like the Vasulkas and Nam Jun Paik come to mind when watching episodes of ESP TV, the project of Victoria Keddie and Scott Kiernan.

Kraftwerk Will Perform Live In MOMA Retropective

Posted 02.16.2012 | Arts

Electronic pioneers Kraftwerk emerged on the experimental music scene in the 1970s and radically changed how we view music and technology. Founded by ...

LISTEN: David Lynch's Bizarre New Single

Posted 12.04.2011 | Arts

Experimental auteur David Lynch released the first single from his upcoming electronic album Crazy Clown Time, and boy is it a doozie. As in Lynch'...

Audio Outliers: Rediscovering Recent Gems in Experimental Music

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 11.06.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

The Autumn influx of new albums is nearly upon us, and I'm not quite ready. I'm still thinking about two on-the-margin releases from the previous 12 months that made me listen differently while revealing something significant about how the artists approach sound.

WATCH: Music Student Turns Vacant High School Into Instrument

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

When it comes to creation, there is never really a right time or place; what it takes is initiative. Music student Ben Meyers proves this with his im...

WATCH: Recession Art? Making Music From Household Objects

Posted 09.10.2012 | Arts

It doesn't take much to make experimental music; forget the wah-wah pedals or the synthesizer, all you need is a roll of tape, a wine glass, and whate...

HuffPost Exclusive: Al Di Meola's "Strawberry Fields," Plus A Conversation With Grammy Nominee Laurie Anderson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Laurie Anderson, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, David Byrne... there are certain established artists whose works seem very fresh no matter which era they were created or played in.

Sxip Shirey's Magic Journey: Sonic New York

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Holly Cara Price

Sxip Shirey looks like a magician, with his wiry gray exploding hair and mischief eyes, and he has an uncanny ability to cast a musical spell over a r...