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  • n  an empirical doctrine that advocates experimental principles
  • n  an orientation that favors experimentation and innovation
    the children of psychologists are often raised in an atmosphere of experimentalism

  • When Syd Barrett joined in 1965, the band was renamed and redirected, matching Barrett's weirdness and whimsy with orchestral swells and experimentalism.
  • The arbiters of Asian art didn't always reward such experimentalism.
  • For another, the military leaders, who tend to be relatively conservative and rigid, may feel that the endless leftist experimentalism of Mao Tse-tung has retarded China's .
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  • 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.        
    March 13, 2014 - Los Angeles Times

  • Simon Carless in StreetInsider.com (subscription)
    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...
  • Richard Eyre in Telegraph.co.uk
    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."
  • David Chesworth in Sydney Morning Herald
    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...

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