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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

Cafe Romantica
by Andras & Oscar

Local Feature

Ain't It Time
by Rainy Day Women

RTRFM Sound Selection

Back To You

Twerps

CIRRHOSIS

Our Man In Berlin

World Restart (ft. Kelela & Ade)

Kindess

We Lied

Bored Nothing

Scent Of My Youth

You Beauty

Malala

Savoir

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