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The Sound Barrier: Sunday, 14 May 2017

Artist | Track/Song Name | Album Title | Label/Distributor | Comments

Tonight's playlist follows the usual practice of listing the composer (or, in the case of Thympolphthalein, the principal music collaborator) first and then the name of the piece. This is followed by the names of the artists, the name of the album, its release details, and finally the duration.

Ferdinand Kriwet | Voice of America | Ferdinand Kriwet | Radiotexts | Edition RZ | 18:54

Anthony Pateras | You Cannot Escape the 20th Century | Thymolphthalein (Natasha Anderson, contrabass recorder, computer); Will Guthrie (drums, percussion); Jérôme Noetinger (tape machines, electronics); Anthony Pateras (piano, Wurlitzer, modular synthesiser); Clayton Thomas (double bass)) | Mad Among the Mad | Immediata | 18:49

Jason Lescalleet | The Tragedy of Man | Jason Lescalleet | Much to My Demise | Kye Records | 10:49

William Basinski | Disintegration Loops 1.1 (live) | Alter Ego (Manuel Zurria (flutes, glasses and orchestration); Paolo Ravaglia (clarinet); Aldo Campagnari (violin); Francesco Dillon (cello); Oscar Pizzo (piano and keyboard); Eugenio Vatta (sound design); William Basinski (field recording and conductor)) | The Disintegration Loops | 2062 | 15:16

Karlheinz Stockhausen | HELIKOPTER-STREICHQUARTETT (Helicopter String Quartet) (world premiere live recording) | Arditti String Quartet (Irvine Arditti, Graeme Jennings (violins) (pilots: Jos Mulder, Jeroen Bas), ; Garth Knox (viola) (pilot: Robert de Lange); Rohan de Saram (cello) (pilot: Erik Boekelman) | Stockhausen Complete Edition volume 53 | Stockhausen online CD store | 27:50

Don't forget to check out the blog if you would like to read more about the music played on tonight's show!

The Sound Barrier prepares for lift off!

The moment this Sunday morphs into Monday morning, and The Sound Barrier switches over to Tales from the Other Side the 2017 PBS Radio Festival will have had lift off.

This year Radio Festival is all about taking that One Small Step into the vast and exciting universe of PBS Membership where great prizes, great music, and great community orbit you everywhere.

But why would you want to leave the safe security of here and now into all that unknown space that lies beyond?

Listen in to this weekend's edition of The Sound Barrier and you'll hear why. You'll hear the oppressive tyranny of modern day commercialism in Ferdinand Kriwet's Voice of America; the crumbling worlds of Jason Lescalleet's Tragedy of Man from his self-decaying album Much to my Demise, and of William Basinki's Disintegration Loops in an extraordinary, but rarely heard, live orchestral performance. There'll be the challenge to escape it all when Anthony Pateras's electroacoustic project Thymolphthalein tells us we can't in You Can't Escape the 20th Century and then, last, the thrill of lift-off when we launch into the sky in Karlheinz Stockhausen's Helicopter String Quartet in a live recording from its 1995 World Premiere in Amsterdam.

Get ready to take the best one step you can ever take by tuning in or logging on this Sunday night at 10.00 PM (AEST) when The Sound Barrier fires up the turbines for a cosmic fortnight as PBS Radio Festival takes you to musical galaxies far, far away.

Remember - One Small Step is all it takes!!

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