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The Sound Barrier

Ian Parsons
Presented by Ian Parsons
next on air Thursday, 9 October 2014 - 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

Blog

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Past programs

Thursday 2 October 2014

The Sound Barrier for Thursday, 2 October 2014 Program Audio Story
Moments of music Playlist
Musical moments Program Promo

Thursday 25 September 2014

The Sound Barrier for Thursday, 25 September 2014 Program Audio Story
The Sound of Difference Playlist
The celebration of difference Program Promo

Thursday 18 September 2014

The Sound Barrier for Thursday, 18 September 2014 Program Audio Story
From Ionisation to Intersection Playlist
IONISATION and new composers breaking tonight's Sound Barrier Program Promo

Thursday 11 September 2014

The Sound Barrier for Thursday, 11 September 2014 Program Audio Story
Aviva Endean In the Half Light of The Sound Barrier Playlist
Sound sculpting space - Aviva Endean on The Sound Barrier! Program Promo

Thursday 4 September 2014

The Sound Barrier for Thursday, 4 September 2014 Program Audio Story
The SIRIUS side of The Sound Barrrier Playlist
Getting SIRIUS on The Sound Barrier Program Promo

Thursday 28 August 2014

The Sound Barrier for Thursday, 28 August 2014 Program Audio Story

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