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The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists  

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Experimental classical music artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good experimental classical music bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top experimental classical music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Experimental classical music groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all experimental classical music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest experimental classical music bands of all time, since the most famous experimental classical music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best experimental classical music music.

You can click on the experimental classical music band names to see more information about that particular notable experimental classical music group. If they're near the top of the best experimental classical music artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top experimental classical music bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the experimental classical music band names themselves.

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All important, significant and iconic names in experimental classical music music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new experimental classical music bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of experimental classical music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into experimental classical music music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good experimental classical music bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent experimental classical music bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best experimental classical music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest experimental classical music musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular experimental classical music bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Björk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
AMaranth3566 added Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house
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Abandoned Toys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
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Samantha Bouquin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
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The Synthetic Dream Foundation is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
minamoonstar added Neoclassical Dark Wave, Trip hop, Steampunk
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Natasha Nightingale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
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Thomas Adès is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
AMaranth3566 added Opera, Contemporary classical music
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Harry Partch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Experimental classical music, Avant-garde music
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Edgard Varèse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Musique concrète, Experimental classical music, Avant-garde music
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Elizabeth Fawn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
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Melisande Mourning is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
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David Tudor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
AMaranth3566 added Classical music
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Giacinto Scelsi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
AMaranth3566 added 20th-century classical music
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Devin Townsend is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
New Age, Electronic music, Experimental classical music
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Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music
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Henry Cowell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Experimental classical music, Aleatoric music
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Mike Oldfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Synthpop, Rock music, World music
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Planningtorock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Experimental classical music
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Portugal. The Man is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Garage rock, Rock music, Psychedelic pop
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Sturmgeist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Black metal
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Subterranean Masquerade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Progressive metal, Experimental classical music, Experimental music
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Snowblood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Doom metal, Post-metal, Experimental rock
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SETI is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Experimental classical music, Experimental music, Ambient music
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Pita is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Extreme Computer Music, Electronic music, Experimental classical music
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Parokya ni Edgar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Experimental classical music, Music of the Philippines, Comedy rock
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Vib Gyor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Electronic music, Experimental classical music, Experimental music