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Difficult Listening

Presented by: Michael Terren Sam Gillies

9pm-11pm Sundays

The second half of the 20th century saw significant innovation take place in the realm of avant-garde classical composition. With composers such as John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Iannis Xenakis taking classical composition into realms that were previously unheard of, the foundations were laid for a tradition of experimental, exploratory and otherwise “difficult” musical forms to develop.

Difficult Listening takes in compositions from the legends of new music alongside works by lesser known composers and artists working in a range of styles that push the very barriers of sound creation and composition. Including but not limited to styles such as modernism, early computer music, spectral music, noize, improvisation, drone and ambient music, Difficult Listening provides an important space for sounds that exist well outside of the realms of musical normality.

Difficult Listening Playlist

RTRFM Feature

Black Metal
by Dean Blunt

Local Feature

Butcher/Hairstylist/Beautician
by Peter Bibby

RTRFM Sound Selection

Turntable

Julia Why?

Lost Holiday

Gazar Strips

Back, Baby

Jessica Pratt

Brick Lover

Hideous Sun Demon

Cult

Ancrip

Daibatsu

Sunbeam Sound Machine

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