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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, noise, improvisation, drone and ambient music, Difficult Listening provides an important space for sounds that exist well outside of the realms of musical normality.
You can listen to live sets from the show on their Soundcloud.
In one of the biggest Difficult Listening shows yet, we've teamed up with NoizeMaschin to celebrate 100 consecutive monthly shows of the wildest noise, industrial, and experimental sound in Perth. Eight live-in-studio performances from Skot Mcdonald, Filth Goddess, Tu Hüs, Furchick, Gabbi Fusco, Jean-Michael Maujean, Minouck Duin, and Bilg (Stew Bags).