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Avantgarde music on the radio

The avant-garde music genre is a broad term used to describe music that is experimental, innovative, and often challenging to conventional musical norms. This type of music is typically characterized by its use of unconventional sounds, structures, and techniques, which can make it difficult for some listeners to appreciate.

Avant-garde music can be traced back to the early 20th century, when composers like Arnold Schoenberg and Igor Stravinsky began experimenting with new musical forms and techniques. Since then, the genre has expanded to include a diverse range of styles, including electronic music, free jazz, and experimental rock.

There are several radio stations that cater to fans of avant-garde music, including WFMU's Freeform Station, which broadcasts out of Jersey City, New Jersey, and features a mix of avant-garde, experimental, and outsider music. Another popular station is Resonance FM, which is based in London and features a mix of experimental and improvisational music, as well as interviews with prominent avant-garde musicians.