Is dubstep avant garde musical genius?
Or did PBS just give conservatives the ultimate ammo for nuking the National Endowment For The Arts?
This video, via the PBS Idea Channel, makes the case that dubstep is 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.
Give it a look and then weigh in below!