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The Sound Barrier

Ian Parsons
Presented by Ian Parsons
next on air Sunday, 1 May 2016 - 10:00pm to 12:00am

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

Multimedia resonance - James Hullick on The Sound Barrier! Sun 1 May 2016 The Sound Barrier, as you probably well know by now, is perennially fascinated with the ways in which new music traverses conventional boundaries: the ways in which genres, sounds and sound sources, artistic media, and...

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James Hullick from Jolt Arts Sun 1 May

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Sunday 10 April 2016

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Sunday 3 April 2016

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Sunday 27 March 2016

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Sunday 20 March 2016

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