This has to be unintentional. (From the essay The New Image of Music on pg. 22 of Rochberg’s The Aesthetics of Survival):
“Finally, in the work of Varèse we discern the essential characteristics of a music which is fully and consciously spatial in its structure and imagery. Varèse’s first major works, composed in the 1920′s, [...]
Terry Riley may look rediculous, but he is one of the leaders of a principal post-modern avant garde movement.
I’ve been thinking a ton about where classical art music is going these days, and I consistently get drawn to looking back at prior avant-garde movements that developed into important musical movements. Consider the [...]
Electronic music was first used by avant-garde composers in the early part of the 20th century, most notably Varese. These guys would record and transplant the sounds they choose to create their “organized sound” such as in Poême Électronique:
As time went on and the abilities to create different sounds and explore timbre grew, [...]