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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.<div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div>Let us know what sorts of crazy ideas you have, about this episode and otherwise:<div class="break"></div>Tweet at us! @pbsideachannel (yes, the longest twitter username ever)<div class="break"></div>Email us! pbsideachannel [at] gmail [dot] com<div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div>Hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta)<div class="break"></div>Made by Kornhaber Brown (<a href="http://www.kornhaberbrown.com">http://www.kornhaberbrown.com</a>)<div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div>Video Links:<div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div>Elders React to Dubstep: <a href="http://youtu.be/WgII2gDY-Rw">http://youtu.be/WgII2gDY-Rw</a><div class="break"></div>Thomas Middleditch's Disgusting Dub Step Drop: <a href="http://youtu.be/z_SQO3vv3p8">http://youtu.be/z_SQO3vv3p8</a><div class="break"></div>Ballet Mechanique: <a href="http://youtu.be/9SgsqmQJAq0">http://youtu.be/9SgsqmQJAq0</a><div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div>videos of Skrillex used:<div class="break"></div><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7sQTF8Q1Vc">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7sQTF8Q1Vc</a><div class="break"></div><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgU7XMUyAqY">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgU7XMUyAqY</a><div class="break"></div><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOofWzI3flA">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOofWzI3flA</a><div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div>Bassnectar video:<div class="break"></div><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqKnMS5fkX0">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqKnMS5fkX0</a><div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div>Music Links:<div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div>First Of The Year (Equinox) - Skrillex [OFFICIAL]<div class="break"></div><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cXDgFwE13g">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cXDgFwE13g</a><div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div>Dubstep Dishwasher<div class="break"></div><a href="http://soundcloud.com/thelivingtombstone/dubstep-dishwasher">http://soundcloud.com/thelivingtombstone/dubstep-dishwasher</a><div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div>Muzak ( The Theme from Taxi Driver)<div class="break"></div><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnk4fg14Eho">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnk4fg14Eho</a><div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div>Discussions on previous episode:<div class="break"></div><a href="http://boingboing.net/2012/07/26/will-minecraft-and-makerbot-us.html">http://boingboing.net/2012/07/26/will-minecraft-and-makerbot-us.html</a><div class="break"></div><a href="http://kotaku.com/5929166/so-minecraft-might-actually-be-able-to-teach-us-some-serious-stuff">http://kotaku.com/5929166/so-minecraft-might-actually-be-able-to-teach-us-some-serious-stuff</a><div class="break"></div><a href="http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/726357/pbs-idea-channel-video-minecraft-as-a-model-for-the-future/">http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/726357/pbs-idea-channel-video-minecraft-as-a-model-for-the-future/</a><div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div>Want some more Idea Channel?<div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div>Here's last week's episode: "Will Minecraft and Makerbot Usher In the Post-Scarcity Economy?" <a href="http://youtu.be/klQ7bb8bBsQ">http://youtu.be/klQ7bb8bBsQ</a><div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div>Want another one? Here ya go: How Did Sherlock Holmes Pave the Way for 50 Shades of Grey? <a href="http://youtu.be/beJdVmiQijM">http://youtu.be/beJdVmiQijM</a><div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div>You want more? Check this one out: "Does the Kinect Make Microsoft an Arts Benefactor?" <a href="http://youtu.be/h4VMbeB5Hlk">http://youtu.be/h4VMbeB5Hlk</a>

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