What’s in a Name? Bang on a Can



Ed note: Coincidentally, while we were putting this issue of NewMusicBox together, the folks at Bang on a Can held a contest asking their mailing list subscribers to help them “name this music.” We asked if they’d mind sharing their results, and they graciously agreed.

We got 221 suggestions from 83 people! Here they are:

actualization
Adventure Classical
aesthetic repetition
Afterpost
Allometric music
alternative classical
American Romantic
antimannerism
Are you joking?!
Arhythmic
auditory-cubism
auditory-impressionism
avant
avant classical
Avant Classical
avante-guarde-ish
Bang
bang on a can music
Bang!
BangCanDo
bangcannodality
Bangnometric
Black Clothes Music
Blink Diognomistic
Blip Trance
Blobalist
Blobist
bluefire
BO-AC
Brain-Douche Music
Brick Smashing Crochet Dozer
Brogglinimal Cliparabolic
burning ice
Candescent
Caned Music
Chancy Ass Kicking Ball busted bleeding eardrum contemporary light
Church Bingo Chance Music
Classic Fuse Music
Classical Dare
classical-funk
Clearmodal
Clip Blip Squawk Bloik
collidal
commutation
Contemporary Art Music
Contingent Music
Cosmic Guts
dangaloid
Diagrallelist Fluencism
Digerati music
DIRECT music
Dismaliism
DOUBLE MUSIC
Downtown Music
eClassical
edanomelic cathriptrance
Elastical
elastiClassical
Elasti-classical
elemental (perhaps ELM)
embryonic-sound
Emersive Music
Emotimatic
Euphoria
Eveen Steeven
Evolucent music
Evolutionist
Exact Music (Bernstein’s)
Expansionism
Expansionism?
Expressionism
Flux
FLUX
Notes Music
Fractal
Fractalism
Free Structuralist Music
Free-ism
Freestyle
frontal assault
Frontalism
Frothy Efflorescence
Fuse Music
glambola
Globulism
Globulist Music
Gnotobiotic Music
grunge-minimalism
Heavy Wood
HIGH-HEELS MUSIC
Hybrid- Music
immersive-wave music
IN-PHASE
introspectral
INVOCATIVE
in-your-face
Jazzing
just plane music
Knew Music
lately speaking
lather
lifelink
limenal
living music
Mandelbrotistic
Millennial Music??
Milted Rawwwwwnk M.F.
Minaximal Reverbitrance
mind lather
Minimadada (Minimadadaism)
Minimaximalism
Miximalism
modern transcendent
multi-facet
“music” :)
Music of Our Time
music to be listened to
Musique Discreet
Musique Galoupe
mutable
Neo Fuse-icalism
Neo Fusionism
neo-classical?
Neomusik
neorlde-neworld-newworl-newwwor-newwwor-newwwwwo-newwwwww-nwwwwwww-wwwwwwww
NeoSecondary Modernists
Neoteric Processeniumism
Neuronica
Neutronica
New Art Music
new phase music
New Realism
New Submotional Music
New World Jazz
New World Music
NewMill Music
Next phase music
nodalism
No-X Music
Nusic (Newsic)
nuTrance
Openrhythym
pank
Peloria music
People Music
people’s music
PHASER
PHASING
pixilation
Plug switch trip triggered loopism PSTTL
PLURALIST
PLURAPHONIC
Poetic Polarization
polygiate music
polygism (soft ‘g’)
popsical (pop + classical)
Post Secondary Modernism
post-atonal
POST-ECLECTIC FORMALISM
Post-modern Bang
Post-modern Bold
Post-modern Fearless
Post-modern Realism
Procendental
prototropic
protostrophic
liminalist
Bang a-Loo-sive
quantal music
Raw Music
Reductional Maximalist Music
REPEAT-FLOW MUSIC
Repetition-Based Music
rhysm
Rhystruct
rhythmysticism
Riptrance
Sentience
Sentientism
sequential repetitivism
SEWN (south, east, west, north)
shimmerine
sonance
soulsilver
SPIRAL MUSIC
STEPWISE MUSIC
Structured Disorder
sublime-divine
sublunary music
Submotional Music
sway
sybaritic
synchronic
Syncretic
synogism
syzygism.
the coersionist movement
the coersionists
theoretical
Timeresistant
tracker
trancendental-fusion
tranquility
transcendent modern
transient/transitory/transitional
translation
Trans-world / Transworld
Trimilennial
Ultramodern
uncanny:
Unclass   (ifyable)
unconditional/unconfined
underwaterish
underway
variation
Vibrationalists
viscertain
WAVE
Where-Are-The-Dancers-With-The-Garbage-Can-Lids Music.
World Industry
xplorist