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The Sound Barrier

Ian Parsons
Presented by Ian Parsons
next on air Thursday, 2 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

Wheat with Rust, and a City with Habits: this week on The Sound Barrier! Thu 2 Jul 2015 Melbourne is always a great place for live music and whatever the local winter might choose throw at you through July, there's at least two nights where you really should make sure you get out. I'll be featuring the...

Upcoming Guests

Alex Garsden Thu 2 July
Matthew Horsley Thu 2 July

Blog

Ninety years of noise 6 days 15 hours ago CHECK OUT THE PLAYLIST AND AUDIO FOR THE SHOW! People will debate until the cows come home about the distinction between music and noise – whether...

Past programs

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
Sounds rudimentary Playlist
Creativity in the rudiments Program Promo

Thursday 4 June 2015

The Sound Barrier for Thursday, 4 June 2015 Program Audio Story
The electronics of the 1950s and 1960s Playlist
Back to the future: the electronic music of the 1950s and 1960s Program Promo

Thursday 28 May 2015

The Sound Barrier for Thursday, 28 May 2015 Program Audio Story

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