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The Sound Barrier

Ian Parsons
Presented by Ian Parsons
next on air Sunday, 27 January 2019 - 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

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Michael's cosmic journey around the Earth - and in us! 1 day 13 hours ago MICHAELs REISE UM DIE ERDE (MICHAEL'S JOURNEY AROUND THE EARTH) is the Second Act of Karlheinz Stockhausen's opera DONNERSTAG aus LICHT (THURSDAY...
 
Plurality - the post-Babel world of Tilde New Music 1 week 22 hours ago In the biblical story of the Tower of Babel, a world once united in a single, common language was dispersed into one of plurality and confusion by a...
 

Recent episodes

Sunday 20 January 2019

The Sound Barrier for Sunday, 20 January 2019 Program Audio Story
Travelling the world with a cosmic angel: Stockhausen's MICHAELs REISE UM DIE ERDE Playlist
A cosmic journey around the world Program Promo

Sunday 13 January 2019

The Sound Barrier for Sunday, 13 January 2019 Program Audio Story
The Pluralities of Tilde and Babel Playlist
Tilde and a Tower of Babel - this weekend on The Sound Barrier! Program Promo

Sunday 6 January 2019

The Sound Barrier for Sunday, 6 January 2019 Program Audio Story
The Sound Barrier Well-Tuned Playlist
The Sound Barrier Well-Tunes its foray into 2019 Program Promo

Sunday 30 December 2018

The Sound Barrier for Sunday, 30 December 2018 Program Audio Story
November in December Playlist
November in December - remembering Dennis Johnson Program Promo

Sunday 23 December 2018

The Sound Barrier for Sunday, 23 December 2018 Program Audio Story
The Little Match Girl sets Christmas alight Playlist
The Little Match Girl puts a different light onto Christmas Program Promo

Sunday 16 December 2018

The Sound Barrier for Sunday, 16 December 2018 Program Audio Story

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