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Tag Archives: Avant-garde

Dicembre, 2015

  • 13 Dicembre

    Jim Henson’s Experimental Period

    Jim Henson is best known as creator of The Muppets. But he was also a bit of a hippy, and on the road to mainstream success he had quite a reputation for surrealistic / avante garde film. Below are three fine examples of his lesser known experimental work. The first, Time Piece, was nominated for an Oscar in 1967. The …

  • 12 Dicembre

    The Theatre of Eternal Music – Dream House 78’17”

    La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela’s the Theatre of Eternal Music in their minimalistic drone composition “Dream House 78’17””. Made back in 1974, it was for its time extremely long and extremely avant-garde. It was also, however, one of the very first examples of drone music. Since it wasn’t yet uploaded in its entirety on YouTube, I do that as …

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