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Episode #8 of The Sound Barrier - Sound, silence and noise

Here, as usual, are a few of my thoughts on the music that I presented in this week’s edition of The Sound Barrier.

Sound, silence and noise - the anatomy of music

There was a time, way back when, when things were simple. There were two types of sounds: sounds that were music, and sounds that were noise. And when you had neither, you had silence.

Episode #7 of The Sound Barrier - the Sound Barrier's Journey around the Earth

In this episode of The Sound Barrier we took our own journey around the world - traversing the globe in search of new, experimental and avant-garde music that has grown out of, or somehow typ

Episode #6 of The Sound Barrier - Music and the brain

This week's episode of The Sound Barrier focussed on the connections between music and the brain: the different ways that the things that go on in our brains has been captured in music.

The Sound Barrier looks at the unconventional use of the conventional

This edition of The Sound Barrier looked at the way composers and musicians had used conventional things in unconventional ways.

The 2012 Radio Festival Superhero edition of The Sound Barrier!

This week's program of The Sound Barrier, right at the hump of the 2012 Be Our Hero Radio Festival, focussed on just a small sample of some of the really great superheroes of

Episode #3 of the Sound Barrier - space and music

Once again, just a few thoughts on the music that was presented on the most recent show of The Sound Barrier.

Episode #2 of The Sound Barrier!

Here are some thoughts on the music that I presented on the most recent show of The Sound Barrier, Monday morning 23 April 2012, 2AM – 6AM:

Episode #1 of The Sound Barrier

Here's a few notes and thoughts about the music that was presented on the inaugural show of The Sound Barrier , on Monday 9 April, 2012 2AM - 6AM.

New Noise 25 March 2012

Here’s a little bit about the music I presented on the special New Noise sampler of The Sound Barrier , broadcast on PBS Sunday morning, 25 March at 2 AM – 6 AM.

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