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Is Dubstep Avant Garde Musical Genius? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

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Dubstep. Is. Awesome. While some people may hear noise, we hear amazing musical genius. The aural creativity of Dubstep, and its embrace of inharmonic sounds, makes it the most recent member of the long-established Avant Garde community. There is a long history of avant garde musicians and thinkers promoting the concept of noise and non-instrumental sounds as MUSIC, much to the horror of their audience. But over the past century, changes in technology and music genres have primed listeners, allowing mainstream audiences to enjoy the beautiful noise of Skrillex, Bassnectar & the whole Dubstep movement. Let us know what sorts of crazy ideas you have, about this episode and otherwise: Tweet at us! @pbsideachannel (yes, the longest twitter username ever) Email us! pbsideachannel [at] gmail [dot] com Hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta) Made by Kornhaber Brown (http://www.kornhaberbrown.com) Video Links: Elders React to Dubstep: http://youtu.be/WgII2gDY-Rw Thomas Middleditch's Disgusting Dub Step Drop: http://youtu.be/z_SQO3vv3p8 Ballet Mechanique: http://youtu.be/9SgsqmQJAq0 videos of Skrillex used: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7sQTF8Q1Vc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgU7XMUyAqY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOofWzI3flA Bassnectar video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqKnMS5fkX0 Music Links: First Of The Year (Equinox) - Skrillex [OFFICIAL] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cXDgFwE13g Dubstep Dishwasher http://soundcloud.com/thelivingtombstone/dubstep-dishwasher Muzak ( The Theme from Taxi Driver) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnk4fg14Eho Discussions on previous episode: http://boingboing.net/2012/07/26/will-minecraft-and-makerbot-us.html http://kotaku.com/5929166/so-minecraft-might-actually-be-able-to-teach-us-some-serious-stuff http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/726357/pbs-idea-channel-video-minecraft-as-a-model-for-the-future/ Want some more Idea Channel? Here's last week's episode: "Will Minecraft and Makerbot Usher In the Post-Scarcity Economy?" http://youtu.be/klQ7bb8bBsQ Want another one? Here ya go: How Did Sherlock Holmes Pave the Way for 50 Shades of Grey? http://youtu.be/beJdVmiQijM You want more? Check this one out: "Does the Kinect Make Microsoft an Arts Benefactor?" http://youtu.be/h4VMbeB5Hlk