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The American Experimental Tradition In Music19981025

Natalie Wheen explores the independent path taken by American music, which has gone its own way since the end of the Civil War.

From Charles Ives onwards, experimentation and innovation has been the order of the day, rather than looking back to European models.

This American tradition has revitalised music today.

With contributions from Pauline Oliveros, Lou Harrison, Henry Brant, Kyle Gann, Alvin Lucier, Carl Stone, La Monte Young, Terry Riley and Robert Ashley.