“totally original” “brand new” music is really off putting to most people. If you want to stick your head into noise/experimental/modern classical/breakcore/free jazz you’ll hear very unfamiliar things, but it’s also really had to wrap your head around it sometimes and most people find it off putting.This thread is based on a false dichotomy. The idea that pure originality and copying are two different approaches to music (or art) is just incorrect. How does anyone learn to play or write? Where does music come from? Nobody comes up with completely original, brand "new" music out of nothing. There's no real boundary between covering and creating. Is the Chicago Symphony just a big covers band?