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Difficult Listening

Presented by: Bryce Moore Sarah Combes Michael Terren

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

On Your Own Love Again
by Jessica Pratt

Local Feature

Welcome to New L.A
by Shit Narnia

RTRFM Sound Selection

Drive Me Crazy Ft. Vic Mensa


Six Degrees ft. Danny Brown

BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah

I was a kid (ft. Emily Edrosa)



Sam Atkin


Slum Sociable

Made My Mind Up

Mikal Cronin

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