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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

Y Dydd Olaf
by Gwenno

Local Feature

Revivalised
by The Wheelers Of Oz

RTRFM Sound Selection

Running Late

Flyying Colours

Fibres

Atripat

Hard Hold

Jaala

Total Person

Speed Painters

War & Porn

Joni In the Moon

Hermits on Holiday

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