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20 December 2007

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On this page we have gathered together a list of various online resources that incorporate elements of experimental music.

An amazing resource with artist indices, extensive archives, active projects and virtual training resources. Created by Artifact and Humbul, two of the hubs of the Resource Discovery Network (RDN). They aim to offer an easy-to-use and powerful tool for discovering the best Internet resources for education and research in Creative Arts and Humanities. Staff are based in the University of Oxford, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of the Arts London. The group is led by the Research Technologies Service at Oxford University Computing Services.

Includes downloads, online activities, workshops and networked performances

"AmbientTV is a crucible for independent, interdisciplinary practice ranging from installation and performance, through documentary, dance, and gastronomy, to sound and video composition and real-time manipulation. We continue to develop social and technical infrastructure and promote network architectures that facilitate alternatives to current socio-political and economic formations. Techniques and effects of live data broadcasting and transmission provide theme, medium, and performative space for many of the works.

Our sound works emerge from dialogues between music and noise, rule-bound forms and chance, and technology and tradition; they find realization as film scores, sound installations, collaborations with contemporary dancers and choreographers, pieces for unusual orchestras, jams over the net, and radio works. Occasionally we have also welcomed musicians-in-residence, including Akha songwriter Aju Jupoh and Austrian electro-whiz Kertal."
"industrial culture meets relational overkill"
An international online community with info on equipment, events, zines/press, radio and releases.

BBC Experimental
Exactly what it says!

Experimental Music Journal
Articles, archives, sound recordings and an extensive catalogue of the UK experimental scene from the 1960s to present day.
A niche site for odd and experimental music lovers. Has a broad worldwide audience, ranging from musical instrument inventors and musicians, to researchers, educators, students, curious web surfers, and fans of odd music world wide, opening a window to the world of odd, unique, experimental and unusual music and musical instruments.

Resonance FM
Web-based radio station offering live streamed broadcasts, podcasts and other such greatness for all things related to experimental music and the sonic arts.

Australian based radio station that has some experimental content, including Symbiosis, a show dedicated especially to experimental meanderings. Fully streamable.

News reviews, forums and general info, all linked to a group of experimental promoters.

An online platform for the creation, promotion, criticism and archiving of innovative cross-genre music and sound art for the information & interaction of the public and artists alike. Furthernoise encourages new methodologies and practices in creating adventurous music and sound that is not bound by the constraints of historically experimental genres. We showcase artists work through critical reviews & features as well as organising performances and events on the internet, public venues and galleries.

FREQ (Webzine)
The main focus of Freq is on the "bastardized forms of music which are polluting Millennial culture so nicely - the forms which offer innovation, eccentricity and unashamed noise."

"An artist led, London based underground playground and test tube for current sound. Our events provide incubation periods for new and infectious ideas. This has included everything from serious turntable abuse, global internet link ups, virtual parties, minidisc doctoring and live music all rolled into splendid parties and festivals."

A free, open website for discussing, promoting and discovering music.




Help for beginners
New to experimental music and feeling confused? We’ve found some great resources on the net which will help you to better understand this often controversial genre.

Experimental resources in ExploreMusic
We’ve a range of books for loan on different aspects of experimental music, recommended be local musicians. Find out what’s available and reserve your copy.

Local Contacts & Communities
Local contacts for all things experimental

National & International Contacts
Access our comprehensive list of contacts for experimental music in the UK, including record labels & online stores. Then log onto our forums to chat to fellow experimental musicians or listeners!

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