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Experimental music is any music that challenges the usual conceptions of music. A somewhat similar term is avant-garde music. John Cage pioneered the genre and made sure experimental music was taken seriously.

As with other art styles that push the boundaries of a genre, there is little consensus - even among practitioners - about what the boundaries of experimental music are. On the one hand, it is an extension of traditional music, adding unconventional instruments, new methods of singing and playing, remodelled instruments, scordatura, noise, sound, and other innovative elements to existing pieces. On the other hand, there are performances and recordings that most listeners would not even consider music.