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No Wave was a short-lived but influential art music and art scene that had its beginnings during the 1970s in New York City and continued through the 1980s and into the early '90s alongside the punk subculture. Avant-garde (avɑ̃gaʁd in French) means "advance guard" or "vanguard Avant-progressive rock is a style of Music based on rock music that explores unconventional territory often incorporating non-standard Chord progressions Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid- to late-1960s when African American musicians blended Soul music, Soul The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of Experimental rock or avant-garde rock is a type of music based on rock which experiments with the basic elements of the genre and/or which pushes the boundaries This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. The City of New York The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass; ˈbeɪs as in "base" is a Stringed instrument played primarily with the A drum kit (also drum set or trap set) is a collection of Drums Cymbals and sometimes other Percussion instruments such as cowbells The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers This is a timeline of Alternative rock, from its beginnings in the 1960s to the present This is a timeline of Punk rock, from its beginnings in the early 1960s to the present time Art music (or serious music or erudite music) as defined by Jacques Siron is an umbrella term generally used to refer to musical traditions implying advanced structural The City of New York The punk subculture is based around Punk rock. It emerged from the larger Rock music scene in the mid-to-late-1970s in the United Kingdom, the United  The term No Wave is in part satiric wordplay rejecting the commercial elements of the then-popular New Wave genre. Satire is often strictly defined as a literary genre or form; although in practice it is also found in the graphic and Performing arts In satire human Word play is a Literary technique in which the nature of the words that are used become the main subject of the work New Wave is a Rock music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the 1980s A genre (ˈʒɑːnrə also /ˈdʒɑːnrə/ from French "kind" or "sort" from Latin: genus (stem gener-) is a loose set The term also highlights the music's experimental nature; No Wave music belonged to no fixed style or genre.
In many ways, No Wave is not a clearly definable musical genre with consistent features. Various groups drew on such disparate styles as funk, jazz, blues, punk rock, avant garde, and experimental. Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid- to late-1960s when African American musicians blended Soul music, Soul Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression Avant-garde (avɑ̃gaʁd in French) means "advance guard" or "vanguard Experimental music is a term introduced by composer John Cage in 1955 There are, however, some elements common to most No Wave music, such as abrasive atonal sounds, repetitive driving rhythms, and a tendency to emphasize musical texture over melody. Rhythm (from Greek ῥυθμός - rhythmos, "any measured flow or movement symmetry" is the variation of the length and accentuation of In Music, a melody (from Greek μελῳδία - melōidía, "singing chanting" also tune, voice, or No wave lyrics often focused on nihilism and confrontation. Lyrics (in singular form Lyric) are a set of words that accompany music either by speaking or singing Nihilism (from the Latin nihil, nothing is a philosophical position that argues that Existence is without objective meaning Purpose No Wave is often better defined in terms of the artistic environment in which it thrived and the character of performances typical to its context. No Wave performances drew heavily on performance art and as a result were often both highly theatrical and minimalistic in their renditions. This article is about Performance art For other uses see Performance (disambiguation
Also during this time, there was a period of No Wave Cinema which was an underground film movement in the East Village. No Wave Cinema was a Colab sponsored boom (1976-1985 in underground filmmaking on the Lower East Side neighborhood of New York City. No Wave filmmakers included Amos Poe, John Lurie, Vivienne Dick, Scott B and Beth B, and led to the Cinema of Transgression and work by Nick Zedd and Richard Kern. Amos Poe is a New York City filmmaker He has been considered one of the first punk filmmakers and his film The Blank Generation (1976 John Lurie (born December 14, 1952) is an actor musician painter and producer born in Minneapolis MN, USA. Vivienne Dick is an Irish experimental and documentary Filmmaker. Nick Zedd ( born Jan 25, 1958 or May 8, 1959 in Takoma Park Maryland) is a New York City based filmmaker and author Richard Kern (born 1954 in North Carolina) is a New York underground filmmaker writer and photographer
No Wave had a notable influence on noise and industrial bands who formed after, like Big Black, Lev Six, Helmet, and Live Skull. Industrial music is a loose term for a number of different styles of Experimental music, especially but not necessarily Electronic music. Big Black was a Noise rock band founded in Chicago Illinois, United States that was active between 1982 and 1987. Helmet is an American Post-hardcore / Alternative metal band formed in New York City by Page Hamilton (vocals/guitar with Overview Live Skull created abrasive No wave music not unlike their 1980s contemporaries Sonic Youth, Swans, Rat at rat r, The Chameleons The Theoretical Girls heavily influenced early Sonic Youth, who then emerged from this scene by creating music that eventually reached mass audiences and critical acclaim. Theoretical Girls was a New York band formed by Glenn Branca and Jeff Lohn that existed from 1977 to early 1979 Sonic Youth is an American Alternative rock band formed in New York City in 1981 Also for new bands like Liars, Ex Models, Neptune, Erase Errata the influence of the No Wave scene was important. Ex Models is a No wave -influenced band based in Brooklyn, New York The band based around brothers Shahin and Shahyar Motia was started while they Neptune is a Noise music band from Boston that built all their custom made guitars and basses out of heaps of scrap metal Erase Errata is a band from San Francisco, California. They often name experimentalists such as Captain Beefheart, The Fall The Brian Eno-produced album No New York is perhaps the best example of this genre, featuring songs by Mars, Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, DNA and The Contortions. Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno (born 15 May 1948 commonly known as Brian Eno (ˈiːnoʊ is an English Musician, producer No New York is a Compilation album released in 1978 by Antilles Records under the curation of producer Brian Eno. Mars was a New York City No Wave band formed by vocalist Sumner Crane in 1975 Teenage Jesus & the Jerks were an influential New York City No Wave music group of 1976-79 fronted by Lydia Lunch and James Chance, who later DNA were formed in 1978 by Guitarist Arto Lindsay and keyboardist Robin Crutchfield. One of the original Punk jazz groups of the New York No Wave scene the Contortions were led by saxophonist James Chance, aka James White 
Simon Reynolds, author of Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, wrote:
And although "affection" is possibly an odd word to use in reference to a bunch of nihilists, I do feel fond of the No Wave people. Simon Reynolds (born 1963 in London, England; raised in Hertfordshire) is an English Music critic who is well-known for his writings on James Chance's music actually stands up really well, I think; there are great moments throughout Lydia Lunch's long discography, and Suicide's records are just beautiful. (Listen to James Chance & the Contortions, "Contort Yourself," 1979; and Suicide, "Touch Me," 1980. )
In the late 80s and early 90s, a second wave of No Wave bands emerged. Many were picked up by the Kill Rock Stars Label including: Free Kitten, Nation of Ulysses, and Tourttes. Kill Rock Stars is an Independent record label founded in 1991 by Slim Moon and based in Olympia, Washington, United States and Free Kitten is a musical collaboration between Sonic Youth 's Kim Gordon and Pussy Galore 's Julie Cafritz. Nation of Ulysses was a Post-hardcore band from Washington DC
The No Wave movement continues to have a far-reaching impact on the American anti-culture music scene. In a foreword to the book No Wave, Weasel Walter wrote of the movement's ongoing influence,
I began to express myself musically in a way that felt true to myself, constantly pushing the limits of idiom or genre and always screaming "Fuck You!" loudly in the process. Weasel Walter (born Christopher Todd Walter in Rockford Illinois) is a Composer and instrumentalist that founded the band The Flying Luttenbachers It's how I felt then and I still feel it now. The ideals behind the (anti-) movement known as No Wave were found in many other archetypes before and just as many afterwards, but for a few years around the late 1970s, the concentration of those ideals reached a cohesive, white-hot focus. 
In 2004 Scott Crary made a documentary, Kill Your Idols about the No wave scene. Scott Crary (also known as SA Crary is a film director and writer based in New York City.  In 2008, three books on the No Wave scene were published: Soul Jazz's New York Noise, Marc Masters' No Wave, and Thurston Moore and Byron Coley's No Wave: Post-Punk. Underground. New York. 1976-1980".