American Experimental Tradition

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventSeminar/workshop/course


John Cage's famous definition of an experimental action, "an action the outcome of which is not foreseen," has been variously embraced, expanded upon, qualified, and rejected by the several generations of experimental musicians who have come after him. In this workshop session, six possible definitions of the term "experimental" as applied to music over the past half-century are brought to discussion.
Period3 Oct 2013
Event typeWorkshop
LocationGhent, BelgiumShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • experimental music
  • United States
  • performance