Is Dubstep Avant Garde Musical Genius? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios
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Dubstep. Is. Awesome. While some people may hear noise, we hear amazing musical genius. The aural creativity of Dubstep, and its embrace of inharmonic sounds, makes it the most recent member of the long-established Avant Garde community. There is a long history of avant garde musicians and thinkers promoting the concept of noise and non-instrumental sounds as MUSIC, much to the horror of their audience. But over the past century, changes in technology and music genres have primed listeners, allowing mainstream audiences to enjoy the beautiful noise of Skrillex, Bassnectar & the whole Dubstep movement.
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Video Links:
Elders React to Dubstep: http://youtu.be/WgII2gDY-Rw
Thomas Middleditch's Disgusting Dub Step Drop: http://youtu.be/z_SQO3vv3p8
Ballet Mechanique: http://youtu.be/9SgsqmQJAq0
videos of Skrillex used:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7sQTF8Q1Vc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgU7XMUyAqY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOofWzI3flA
Bassnectar video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqKnMS5fkX0
Music Links:
First Of The Year (Equinox) - Skrillex [OFFICIAL]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cXDgFwE13g
Dubstep Dishwasher
http://soundcloud.com/thelivingtombstone/dubstep-dishwasher
Muzak ( The Theme from Taxi Driver)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnk4fg14Eho
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