avant-garde

In Memoriam

Scott Walker Taught Me How to Fake It Til I Make It

Remembering the influential and unorthodox artist who died this week at the age of 76.
Zachary Lipez
3.28.19
Premieres

Cruel Diagonals 'Disambiguation' Is a Lonely, Decay-Obsessed Wonder

The brilliant debut album from Megan Mitchell's experimental electronic project brings together a field recordings, disquieting beats, and an eerily clear voice.
Alex Robert Ross
7.9.18
Interviews

Jenny Hval Has Something to Tell You

We spoke to the experimental artist about algorithms, being "chill," and why her new 'Long Sleep' EP is an avant-garde reawakening.
Andrea Domanick
5.25.18
Noisey News

Glenn Branca, Avant-Garde Pioneer, Dies at 69

The influential and innovative composer died of throat cancer last night, according to his wife and collaborator Reg Bloor.
Alex Robert Ross
5.14.18
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on 'The Bob's Burgers Music Album' as Avant-Garde Art

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews the Fox cartoon's 112-track compilation album and finds something not entirely unmusical.
Robert Christgau
8.11.17
Features

DIY Electronic Productions Are Challenging What Opera Can Be

Welcome to opera in the 21st century.
Daniel Shkolnik
7.5.17
Design

Now, You Can Sleep in a Frank Gehry in Spanish Wine Country

Finally, our wildest Rioja-fueled design dreams are coming true.
Diana Shi
3.12.17
CHEFS

The Quiet Genius of the Most Underrated Japanese Chef in Paris

"For me, cooking is an art form," says chef Atsushi Tanaka of Paris restaurant AT. "I need design. I need my food to be beautiful and tasty at the same time.”
Arthur Scheuer
2.23.17
Essays

On Brian Eno and the End of De-Civilization

Eno's new album 'Reflection' is arrhythmic and unpredictable. In the Age of Trump, it's also a clarion call for meditation.
Keagon Voyce
2.20.17
Design

How Playgrounds Became Art Spaces in the 20th Century

Explore the history of the 20th century playground in ‘The Playground Project: From New York to Moscow.’
DJ Pangburn
1.11.17
Art

At MoMA, Revolutionary Russian Art Provides a Roadmap for Artistic Dissent

MoMA is tracing the history of artistic movements in Russia from 1912 to 1930.
DJ Pangburn
12.11.16
Art

How an Underground Mail Art Project Wove Through London in the 90s

Matthew Higgs’ ‘Imprint 93’ incubated a wide variety of experimental artworks.
DJ Pangburn
11.6.16
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