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The Sound Barrier

Ian Parsons
Presented by Ian Parsons
next on air Sunday, 18 November 2018 - 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.

pbs.sound.barrier@gmail.com

Upcoming Guests

Justin Ashworth Sun 18 November

Blog

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Poland liberated - 100 for 100 with ELISION Ensemble 1 week 6 days ago November 11 this year will not just mark the end of the First World War, but it is a day that is imbued with another layer of significance for Poland...
 

Recent episodes

Sunday 11 November 2018

The Sound Barrier for Sunday, 11 November 2018 Program Audio Story
Remembrances and re-emergences Playlist
Fold upon fold: music of Boulez and Stockhausen reframing remembrance Program Promo

Sunday 4 November 2018

The Sound Barrier for Sunday, 4 November 2018 Program Audio Story
Poland turns 100, with guests from ELISION! Playlist
100 years of an independent Poland: ELISION on The Sound Barrier! Program Promo

Sunday 28 October 2018

The Sound Barrier for Sunday, 28 October 2018 Program Audio Story
Is it always okay to be white? Playlist
Just how okay is it to be white? Music of Ben Grant, Steve Reich, and Arnold Dreyblatt this weekend on The Sound Barrier! Program Promo

Sunday 21 October 2018

The Sound Barrier for Sunday, 21 October 2018 Program Audio Story
The spotlight on women in the shadows Playlist
The stories of women lived in shadows: with guests Jessica L Wilkinson and Simon Charles Program Promo

Sunday 14 October 2018

The Sound Barrier for Sunday, 14 October 2018 Program Audio Story
Sound sounding space and time Playlist
Sound connections - with Aviva Endean (and more!) Program Promo

Sunday 7 October 2018

The Sound Barrier for Sunday, 7 October 2018 Program Audio Story

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