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1010f11 11-18

  1. 1. Experimental Popular Music
  2. 2. • is all music experimental?• pushing boundaries / experimentation• influence
  3. 3. Laurie Anderson
  4. 4. “O Superman” (1981)• Minimalist-inspired• half-sung, half-spoken electronically altered vocals• #2 on UK singles chart
  5. 5. Björk
  6. 6. Medúlla (2004)• seventh studio album• entirely vocal sounds
  7. 7. “Oceania” at 2004 Athens Olympics
  8. 8. Laurie Anderson and Björk both• 1) Worked for their respective governments• 2) Experimented with the use of the human voice• 3) Performed only acoustic music
  9. 9. Sonic Youth
  10. 10. • “noise” rock• layers of guitar sound, feedback
  11. 11. “Teenage Riot” (1993)
  12. 12. Sonic Youth was influential in the development of• 1) Grunge Rock (Nirvana, Pearl Jam, etc.)• 2) Hip-Hop (Sugar Hill Gang, NWA, etc.)• 3) Progressive Rock (Jethro Tull, ELP, etc.)
  13. 13. The Velvet Underground
  14. 14. Song: “Venus in Furs” (1967)Video clip from Andy Warhol, Symphony of Sound (1966)
  15. 15. The Velvet Underground were associated with• 1) Claude Monet• 2) Andy Warhol• 3) Frank Stella
  16. 16. When is your second paper due?• 1) Nov 21 (Next Monday)• 2) Dec 5 (Last day or school)• 3) ??????
  17. 17. Brian Eno
  18. 18. Brian Eno• Ambient music composer• Experimental pop artist / collaborator• Producer / “Sonic landscaper”
  19. 19. “Deep Blue Day” (1983)
  20. 20. • Genesis • Depeche Mode• David Bowie • Ultravox• Talking Heads • James• Devo • Grace Jones• Laurie Anderson • Coldplay• U2 • etc., etc., etc.
  21. 21. Brian Eno & David Byrne, “Poor Boy”from Everything that Happens Will Happen Today (2008)

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