WASHINGTON DC EXPERIMENTAL
Noise along the Potomac by Daniel Barbiero
"The Washington D.C. area is home to a community of experimental musicians and sound artists who, while existing largely below both the surface and notice of the area's official culture, have created an eclectic field for the exploration of sounds in
relation to other sounds and to the environment. While "experimental" is difficult to define in relation to music, it is nevertheless a term with an established history of use. For present purposes, "experimental music" isn't meant to name a genre but
rather to characterize a set of practices shaped by an attitude of curiosity often informed by a DIY spirit; these practices run the gamut from playing pitched sounds on conventional instruments to creating harsh noise with electronics and non-
instruments, and much else in between."
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