The coolest and the most unique music genre!
If you listen to this kind of music, you are probably one of the cool kids! The 1960’s saw a wave of avant-garde experimentation in popular jazz and that’s how it probably started.
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The avant-garde are ideas or works that are experimental and just different in nature. The respect for culture, art and individuality is strong within this genre. Many might not accept this form as this can be non-traditional but it pushes the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo in the cultural realm.
A band called NǽnøcÿbbŒrg VbërrHolökäävsT (pronounced “Nanocyborg Uberholocaust”) is an extremely underground band from Antarctica that play music of the self-described genre “ambient cosmic extreme funeral drone doom metal”, which would technically come under the term ‘avant-garde’. They comprise of South Pole Research Center Scientists, Dark Dude and Wavanova.
You would think they cannot get any smarter than this but you would be wrong. One of their songs is called “Planck Epoch” and its duration is 1 second. Yep. Get the pun there? (Planck units are a set of units of measurement defined exclusively in terms of five universal physical constants, in such a manner that these five physical constants take on the numerical value of 1 when expressed in terms of these units). That’s right, we’re getting all scientific and all!
Avant-garde music is experimental and innovative and critical of existing aesthetic conventions, with intentions to challenge the audience. Some avant-garde composers of the 20th century include Arnold Schoenberg, Charles Ives, Igor Stravinsky and Anton Webern. Women avant-gardists include Pauline Oliveros, Diamanda Galás, Meredith Monk and Laurie Anderson.