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Viennesian Snares

I'm looking for electronic music that foregrounds pitch. [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Dec 3, 2016 - 4 answers

Name this 80s electronica/experimental/post-punk band and song

Some time between 1983 and 1985 (maybe as late as 1986) an electronica/experimental/post-punk band (probably British) released a slow-paced song that mentioned "yellow, blue and green" in its lyrics. The sound was more moody than aggressive. It was at least partially spoken more than sung by the male vocalist. I can't remember another damn thing about it, but it's been driving me mad for years. [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Oct 24, 2016 - 14 answers

GROSS! I hate promoting my own music, yet I am so alone!

In this day and age (2015), how should a happily obscure musician promote his music to a small audience? [more inside]
posted by There Go the Warm Jets on Feb 23, 2015 - 19 answers

Novels of indeterminate gender?

What are some novels in which the genders of some or all of the central characters is not revealed to the reader? [more inside]
posted by kenko on Jan 9, 2015 - 26 answers

Poetry recommendations: Similar to Anne Carson?

Anne Carson is an oft-recommended poet/writer here on Ask.Mefi, but if she's your starting point, then where do you go? [more inside]
posted by dearwassily on Nov 7, 2014 - 5 answers

Do you know of any weird music/sound creation programs??

i've been scouring the web for free and weird sound generators, sequencers etc... i've found a few interesting things, and i know others exist. i will sample a few i've found below, can you share any you might've found? i would like to use this stuff for ambient/electronica music i create. :D looking for experimental and new ways of creating digital music. highc synth zone tune toys preferably for windows... :D
posted by modbom on Dec 12, 2013 - 7 answers

Who are the new great composers?

Who are the next Bachs and Mahlers? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Jan 2, 2013 - 39 answers

I make experiment, you make experiment, inexplicably one is better than the other

How creativity is measured? [more inside]
posted by curuinor on Dec 17, 2012 - 6 answers

New kinds of stories on the Internet?

I've been enjoying the Emmy-winning High Rise online documentary project and things like the Hackney Hear geo-locative app - looking for recommendations of other cool experiments in the realm of storytelling. Film, online, audio - whatever! Just NEW and DIFFERENT. Level Two request: recommendations of websites or blogs that discuss or review these sorts of projects - I just want to keep up with this sort of thing! Thanks all!
posted by mooza on Oct 4, 2012 - 3 answers

"Hey, remember that one episode where ..."

What are the best examples of experimental television episodes? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on May 16, 2012 - 90 answers

Avant-garde films and their mainstream corollaries

Avant-garde film filter: Looking for some direct influences of experimental film on mainstream/commercial movies (or ads, music videos, etc.) [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad on Apr 1, 2012 - 16 answers

Torture by the CIA: research projects vs. real-world knowledge

Torture by the CIA, specifically experimental/psychological torture, between about 1955 and 1985: how much more would CIA-funded lab psychologist Donald Hebb have known about specific real-world practices/pervasiveness than the general public could know? Articles or books where I can research this (especially anything he wrote himself)?
posted by kalapierson on Feb 2, 2012 - 1 answer

what was the name of is short, experimental animation?

What was this short sex film? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jan 19, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me find elegance in science and experimental design.

What are the most elegant experiments in all of science? [more inside]
posted by ghostpony on Oct 31, 2011 - 34 answers

Chewing hides the sound.

MetaPandora: Recommend me some more songs like French Film Blurred, Sinister Exaggerator, When It's War, Golden Hours, Burning Skies. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Sep 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Music that goes BLEEP BLOOP FIZZZ HUSSSSSSSSSSHHHH BOOM in no discernible order?

I recently picked up Sam Prekop's latest album, Old Punch Card, expecting something at least akin to his previous solo albums and work in The Sea & Cake. Instead I got this, and this, and this—and it's blowing my mind. What else can you tell me about experimental electronica 'music' that goes BLEEP BLOOP FIZZZ HUSSSSSSSSSSHHHH BOOM in no discernible order?
posted by carsonb on May 26, 2011 - 22 answers

Gay for a day?

I consider myself straight, but am interested in having sex with a girl just to see what it's like. I am under the impression that lesbians are not big fans of people like me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2011 - 21 answers

Help me find some experimental radio

Do you know some strange experimental radio? [more inside]
posted by TheGoodBlood on Jan 10, 2011 - 15 answers

The Artist's Dilemma?

You work hard at something and end up creating a piece of art that you consider powerful, moving, possibly even groundbreaking, something that people should be talking about. Then you share it with your friends and some portions of the internet, and no one responds or seems to care. What conclusions do you come to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2010 - 35 answers

Novel with shuffleable table of contents?

I remember a college professor telling me about a book, probably Latin American, possibly magical realism, in which the table of contents could be shuffled around according to some provided lists, and the book re-read accordingly, acquiring new meanings and interpretations with each shuffle. What is it called? Also welcome: suggestions for novels with a similar style or feeling, or which play with the medium in a similar way (I've already read House of Leaves).
posted by lhall on Nov 30, 2010 - 16 answers

Contemporary/Experimental music venues in Europe.

Please recommend some concert venues in western Europe that specialize in contemporary and experimental music. [more inside]
posted by sleevener on Oct 14, 2010 - 6 answers

Audience? What audience?

I'm looking for examples of musical artists that became less commercial/mainstream/accessible as their careers went on. [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Sep 29, 2010 - 66 answers

Microcinemas in Berlin, Glasgow and London

I have the opportunity this October to travel to three cities in Europe (Glasgow, London and Berlin) and am searching for microcinemas or arts organizations in these three cities that might be interested in hosting a screening of shorts by NW experimental filmmakers and video artists. Any suggestions would be most appreciated. Thx [more inside]
posted by artradio on Aug 30, 2010 - 7 answers

Experimentalism from the rest of the world?

Other than Butoh, what experimental or avant garde arts have originated outside of European culture. [more inside]
posted by idiopath on Jun 14, 2010 - 11 answers

How to promote my weird noise and improvisation workshop/event in San Francisco?

How to promote my weird noise and improvisation workshop/event in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on May 7, 2010 - 15 answers

Irma Vep: final scene

What film techniques were used in the final scene of Irma Vep? [more inside]
posted by whiskeyspider on Dec 6, 2009 - 12 answers

Tell me about careers involving psychological reserach please!

If I'm interested in research psychology, what can I go into for a career? [more inside]
posted by tweedle on Nov 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Strange Voices

Recommend some music like Bon Iver's Woods, Imogen Heap's Hide and Seek, Beardyman, and some of Jamie Lidell - which feature nothing (or very little) but the human voice modified by electronics. Augmented acapellas, if you will.
posted by phrontist on Sep 17, 2009 - 15 answers

Strange uses of Moving Pictures

I'm looking for film recommendations. Films (of any length) that use approach their subject matter in abstract or otherwise unusual ways. Some of my favorites in that vein are Koyaanisqatsi and Baraka, Outside In, Powers of 10, Gantz Graf, Der Lauf Der Dinge, C'etait un Rendezvous, Fast, Cheap, and out of Control, and The Fourth Dimension. Things like this that, in their own weird way, impart some understanding. Bonus points for no dialog.
posted by phrontist on Feb 7, 2009 - 24 answers

Avantgarde Operatics in London

Avantgarde London: I want to take my girlfriend out to a biggish music/sound performance/event. I want it to be avantgarde, unexpected and unique - the kind of night that would send most music lovers screaming into the distance. I am thinking maybe opera, but I know NOTHING about it. And, as I said, I want avantgarde opera in London. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Feb 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Martini inspired (and flavored) cookies?!

Experimental baking filter: I got this crazy idea to make martini-flavored cookies for a friend's birthday but I'm not sure how to go about it. After pondering over a couple different methods, I'm wondering if it's a doomed idea, as so much of the martini essence is in the alcohol which would cook off during baking. [more inside]
posted by itesser on Dec 7, 2008 - 13 answers

frankenstein is my hero

I have damaged knee cartilage. I live in Vancouver, Canada and I want to participate in experimental stem-cell therapy. How can I? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker on Nov 17, 2008 - 2 answers

Experimental Composers

MusicFilter: Looking for alternative/experimental composers in a similar vein to Moondog, Terry Riley, Erik Satie and La Monte Young. I wish to fill my ears full of surreal orchestral wonders. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Nov 9, 2008 - 19 answers

The sun and the clouds are a wavy sea, and Foltin sails on...

Musicfilter: Help me find similar music to the sounds of this or that album. More heartwrenching info follows... [more inside]
posted by GrooveStix on Aug 22, 2008 - 7 answers

What can you tell me about 'Poe(t)heory'?

What can you tell me about 'Poe(t)heory'? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jun 18, 2008 - 3 answers

I want to write for interesting online magazines

I am looking for online magazines to submit art/literature/experimental/fun articles to. I think 'The Believer' magazine is a good example of the type I crave. UK based would be best, but not completely necessary. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Apr 23, 2008 - 9 answers

Meaner Little Pix

Experimental lit recommendations please.
Also: Do you know of any female fiction experimentalists? [more inside]
posted by sushiwiththejury on Jan 12, 2008 - 35 answers

The camera spins all over everywhere?

I'm trying to remember information about an experimental film, possibly Russian, most likely from the first half of the 20th century, and neither google nor my memory are offering much help. The key element is that the artist built something like a tripod, but with the capability of full, spherical rotation of the camera, 360 degrees around all possible axes. [more inside]
posted by nobody on Apr 18, 2007 - 4 answers

Hello, hello, hello, hello...

I'm looking for an interactive experimental website that I came across years ago that allowed you to send sound clips to be played live in a empty water tower. [more inside]
posted by brinkzilla on Jan 4, 2007 - 4 answers

What artists are in the same vein as the Dismemberment Plan?

Recommend me some good music in the vein of The Dismemberment Plan. [more inside]
posted by Mali on Dec 11, 2006 - 18 answers


Has Finnegans Wake ever been translated? How?
posted by dead_ on Oct 20, 2006 - 36 answers

Norman McLaren Music

Does anyone know anything about the electronic music/soundtracks that Norman McLaren composed for his own NFB short films (availability, gear, recording techniques, etc.)?
posted by gordasm on Sep 14, 2006 - 7 answers

Name that open source band.

A while back I stumbled across an "open source" band, an umbrella name that allowed anyone to perform as that band, but I cannot for the life of me remember it. I think it was primarily an experimental noise act, but at this point I can't be sure. Please, Metafilter, help me find it!
posted by botono9 on Aug 8, 2006 - 5 answers

I love horrible music! Help!

Experimental music venues in Edinburgh? [more inside]
posted by Monstrous Moonshine on Jul 31, 2006 - 2 answers

1st person Persective Film

Remember that MASH episode that was entirely filmed from the perspective of the wounded soldier? He couldn't talk, but he could nod, and when he nodded the camera would nod, like you were looking out his eyes. I'm wondering if there have been any films created from a 1st person perspective. [more inside]
posted by Dag Maggot on Jul 14, 2006 - 29 answers

Natural phenomena streaming live to the web?

Easily scrape-able sources of varying data on the web, ideally reflecting natural phenomena? I need some help finding sources. [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Jun 2, 2006 - 6 answers

After 120 Minutes

During the first few years of MTV's late Sunday night show '120 minutes' (1986-2003) it was followed by a show of experimental videos. Usually these would be devoted to some theme. The show lasted about a half an hour in length and was, I believe, an English product. Does anyone know what this show was called and anything about its history, current availability, and or producers?
posted by filchyboy on Apr 1, 2006 - 19 answers

Computer music with graphical inputs

Computer music with graphical inputs:
My roommate is doing a research project on experimental/computer music where the input is some sort of visual or graphical something and the output is sound. Help him out by sharing your best links. [+]
posted by mai on Feb 16, 2005 - 20 answers

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