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The Sound Barrier

Ian Parsons
Presented by Ian Parsons
next on air Sunday, 2 October 2016 - 10:00pm to 12:00am

The Sound Barrier is all about showcasing and celebrating new music. Music of the avant-garde. Art music. Music that breaks barriers. Music that makes you question and explore.

The Sound Barrier pays tribute to what's happening now, locally, in Melbourne and nearby as well as to the great innovators of the avant-garde from both the 20th and 21st centuries. The big known world names, like Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Pierre Boulez, Edgard Varèse, Pauline Oliveros, Morton Feldman, are all part of the staple diet of The Sound Barrier, along with the huge stack of equally big named composers from our own shores, such as Anthony Pateras, Liza Lim, Felix Werder, Larry Sitsky.

The avant-garde's new and the established are presented each week on The Sound Barrier, with music and interviews.

The first half of most shows will focus on interviews and music from people currently active in the new music scene, especially locally to Melbourne, or nearby. The second half will bring major and important works, especially long-form works that rarely get played on radio, that have helped shape, and continue to shape, the story of 20th and 21st century music.

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.

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Music improvised, notated, assembled and celebrated 2 days 14 hours ago Sometimes, as I program each edition of The Sound Barrier, things fall into place in ways that enable points to be made that I had not necessarily...

Recent episodes

Sunday 25 September 2016

The Sound Barrier for Sunday, 25 September 2016 Program Audio Story
Improv, technology, a tribute to Boulez and light compositions Playlist
Music improvised, notated and assembled: this week on The Sound Barrier! Program Promo

Sunday 18 September 2016

The Sound Barrier for Sunday, 18 September 2016 Program Audio Story
Elision and Speak Percussion on The Sound Barrier Playlist
Elision and Speak Percussion star-stud The Sound Barrier! Program Promo

Sunday 11 September 2016

The Sound Barrier for Sunday, 11 September 2016 Program Audio Story
Matthew Revert and Larry Sitsky: two folk on The Sound Barrier Playlist
Matthew Revert and Larry Sitsky: new music new and established on The Sound Barrier! Program Promo

Sunday 4 September 2016

The Sound Barrier for Sunday, 4 September 2016 Program Audio Story
Fantasy, horror and music from the fringe Playlist
Oddities and horror on the fringe Program Promo

Sunday 28 August 2016

The Sound Barrier for Sunday, 28 August 2016 Program Audio Story
Previewing BIFEM with Jessica Aszodi, Liza Lim and Iannis Xenakis! Playlist
A double-barrelled brush with BIFEM: Liza Lim and Jessica Aszodi on The Sound Barrier! Program Promo

Sunday 21 August 2016

The Sound Barrier for Sunday, 21 August 2016 Program Audio Story

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