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The Sound Barrier

Ian Parsons
Presented by Ian Parsons
next on air Thursday, 30 July 2015 - 12:00am to 2:00am

Ever since Bach first showed that the one keyboard could play music in 24 different keys, and redefined tonality in the process, music has been driven ahead by experimenters. The Sound Barrier is an opportunity to explore and celebrate some of the really daring and fascinating innovation that has taken place in music over the past hundred years and that continues to take place now every day, everywhere.

The Sound Barrier will present music across four main categories;

  • the icons of innovation (such as Stockhausen, Varèse, Xenakis and Cage)
  • Melbourne’s musical underbelly (drawing on the incredible richness of Melbourne’s local experimental music scene: expect to hear artists such as Paul Kidney Experience, Monolith, Undecisive God, and Ernie Althoff)
  • music deconstructed and reconstructed (musicians and sound artists from everywhere who pull sounds apart, and put them back together again, showing us new ways to understand and listen to music – everything from William Basinski to Merzbow)
  • the genre benders (musicians who take old genres to new places, bending them into new shapes, such as John Zorn, Dissecting Table and Anthony Pateras)

A show that breaks all the barriers and opens up a whole universe of musical possibilities and ideas, I am proud to be able to bring The Sound Barrier into Melbourne’s home of little heard music.

pbs.sound.barrier@gmail.com

Coming Up

While I was away ... Thu 30 Jul 2015 After three weeks away from the chair, I'll be returning to The Sound Barrier this week. A huge thank you to the magnificent Adrian Meade for filling in for me during my break. I caught his shows online while I was away...

Blog

The confluence of diversity: live music and chat on The Sound Barrier! 3 weeks 5 days ago On the week's edition of The Sound Barrier the focus was on two concerts coming up in the next few weeks in Melbourne and, with that, on the...

Past programs

Thursday 23 July 2015

Adrian Meade hits the Sound Barrier Playlist
The Sound Barrier for Thursday, 23 July 2015 Program Audio Story

Thursday 16 July 2015

The Sound Barrier for Thursday, 16 July 2015 Program Audio Story
Adrian Meade hits the Sound Barrier Playlist

Thursday 9 July 2015

Adrian Meade hits the Sound Barrier Playlist
The Sound Barrier for Thursday, 9 July 2015 Program Audio Story

Thursday 2 July 2015

The Sound Barrier for Thursday, 2 July 2015 Program Audio Story
The old, the new, the notated and the improvised …. Playlist
Wheat with Rust, and a City with Habits: this week on The Sound Barrier! Program Promo

Thursday 25 June 2015

The Sound Barrier for Thursday, 25 June 2015 Program Audio Story
90 Years of noise Playlist
A very brief history of noise Program Promo

Thursday 18 June 2015

The Sound Barrier for Thursday, 18 June 2015 Program Audio Story
Six Degrees of Classical Playlist
Six Degrees and still not separated. Program Promo

Thursday 11 June 2015

The Sound Barrier for Thursday, 11 June 2015 Program Audio Story

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