experimentalism experimentalism

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an empirical doctrine that advocates experimental principles
  2. (n) an orientation that favors experimentation and innovation

Usage(s):

  1. When Syd Barrett joined in 1965, the band was renamed and redirected, matching Barrett's weirdness and whimsy with orchestral swells and experimentalism.
  2. The arbiters of Asian art didn't always reward such experimentalism.
  3. Picasso's endless experimentalism was received as variously as it is everywhere.

News

  • Critic's Pick: Kronos and Arditti String Quartets

    When the chamber music revival of the 1960s and early 1970s — a kind of classical music response to the folk music revival a few years earlier — had passed its peak, the string quartet as a medium was still strong. But the progressive musical world had moved on to electronics, the new Minimalism and radical experimentalism. The string quartet stood for stuffy, old-fashioned efforts.        
    on March 13, 2014     Source: Los Angeles Times

Quotes

  1. "We're delighted to welcome a new cadre of judges, alongside categories that encourage even greater experimentalism and innovation, to our industry-leading indie game competition," said Simon Carless, Chairman of the IGF. "We're very much...
    on Jul 1, 2008 By: Simon Carless Source: StreetInsider.com (subscription)

  2. As Eyre says: "It's absolutely full-on, in terms of experimentalism. You do a day's work on this play and you really feel like you've done a day's work. Everyone in the play is living on the edge. It's looking at extremes of behaviour. It's brutal."
    on Jun 8, 2010 By: Richard Eyre Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. "It was packed and I don't think anyone there was actually born at the time we originally played. It was a completely new audience," Chesworth says. "Now, one is a 'sound artist', whereas the actual radical experimentalism would never have...
    on Jul 26, 2005 By: David Chesworth Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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