September 10, 2021

What is “Voyager” as a Genre?

The “Voyager” genre can be loosely described as anything that pushes the boundaries of music, including the incorporation of innovative art & technology.

If we had to lay out some criteria, though, we could say that the music meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • Odd time signatures
  • Virtuosity / music that is difficult to perform
  • Ambient / improvisational
  • Unusual instrumentation
  • Combination of broad, cross-genre elements
  • “Hard to find”
  • Genre / boundary pushing
  • Progressive / “moving the art forward”
  • Theatrical / unusual content
  • Application of maker tech and/or art that augments the music

It is also notable that VoyagerFest was formed to highlight Texas artists in this genre, but we are generally inclusive and do not limit our community to any particular geography.