Touch a nerve did we… ‘Experimental’ Music

Just watching a video about the Ztar midi guitar and the dreaded word ‘experimental’ came up which now appears to have three meanings…

1. I couldn’t be bothered to finish it.

2. If I widdle these knobs enough there’s a chance this might become in some way interesting.

3. If I call it #experimentalmusic 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.

Edgar Varese, “My experimenting is done before I make the music”.