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The Sound Barrier

Ian Parsons
Presented by Ian Parsons
next on air Sunday, 29 July 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

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Recent episodes

Sunday 17 June 2018

Connecting culture and place - music of Naima Fine, Jim Denley, and Liza Lim Playlist
Learning across culture - music of Naima Fine, Jim Denley, and Liza Lim coming up on The Sound Barrier! Program Promo

Sunday 10 June 2018

The Sound Barrier for Sunday, 10 June 2018 Program Audio Story
Philippe Chambin Skweels on The Sound Barrier! Playlist
Skweeeling feedback - Philippe Chambin discusses the Larsen Effect on The Sound Barrier! Program Promo

Sunday 3 June 2018

The Sound Barrier for Sunday, 3 June 2018 Program Audio Story
Retiming time: music of William Basinski and Eliane Radigue Playlist
The Sound Barrier confronts the time barrier! Program Promo

Sunday 27 May 2018

The Sound Barrier nightcaps 2018 Radio Festival! Playlist
The Sound Barrier for Sunday, 27 May 2018 Program Audio Story
The 2018 Radio Festival Night-cap: with guests Bianco Gannon and Elliott Highes Program Promo

Sunday 20 May 2018

Feasting on The Sound Barrier! Playlist
The Sound Barrier for Sunday, 20 May 2018 Program Audio Story
Feast Your Ears on The Sound Barrier this Sunday - and become a member of PBS! Program Promo

Sunday 13 May 2018

The Sound Barrier for Sunday, 13 May 2018 Program Audio Story
Liza Lim, Eugene Ughetti, and the Atlas of the Sky Playlist

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