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The Sound Barrier

Ian Parsons
Presented by Ian Parsons
next on air Thursday, 4 June 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

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Past programs

Thursday 28 May 2015

The Sound Barrier for Thursday, 28 May 2015 Program Audio Story
Reinvention with Inventi Playlist
Conversations with Inventi Program Promo

Thursday 21 May 2015

The Sound Barrier for Thursday, 21 May 2015 Program Audio Story
The Sound Barrier takes flight! Come on board!! Playlist
Come on board as the Sound Barrier cranks up the dial! Program Promo

Thursday 14 May 2015

The Sound Barrier for Thursday, 14 May 2015 Program Audio Story
Come on board - The Sound Barrier Radio Festival 2015 #1 Playlist
Come on board to The Sound Barrier! Program Promo

Thursday 7 May 2015

The Sound Barrier for Thursday, 7 May 2015 Program Audio Story
Signalling across media with Kate Neal Playlist
Signalling multimedia: Semaphore on The Sound Barrier! Program Promo

Thursday 30 April 2015

The Sound Barrier for Thursday, 30 April 2015 Program Audio Story
Inside outside piano with Zubin Kanga Playlist
Into the piano with Zubin Kanga Program Promo

Thursday 23 April 2015

The Sound Barrier for Thursday, 23 April 2015 Program Audio Story

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