Among the Ruins: The Rebirth of Europe’s Avant-Garde Henri Pousseur, David Tudor, Heinz-Klaus Metzger, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Pierre Boulez at Darmstadt in 1956 In the eleventh episode of No Sounds Are Forbidden, host Matthew Friedman explores how European composers built a new avant-garde, virtually out of nothing after the Second World War. Growing out of the Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music, this transnational community... Listen Now Among the Ruins: The Rebirth of Europe’s Avant-Garde Henri Pousseur, David Tudor, Heinz-Klaus Metzger, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Pierre Boulez at... Listen Soir d’Hiver: The Spectacular Modernist Christmas SPECTACULAR! We're back with our tenth episode. Musicologist Jill Rogers (University College Cork) joins host... Listen The Death of Europa: The Rise and Fall of the Inter-War Avant-Garde Click play for the ninth episode of No Sounds Are Forbidden. Host Matthew Friedman explores the... Listen In Phase/Out of Phase: The Radical Simplicity of Minimalism Click play for the eighth episode of No Sounds Are Forbidden. Host Matthew Friedman explores the... Listen Music of Changes: Cage, Chance Operations, and Indeterminacy The "New York School" in 1962: Christian Wolff, Earle Brown, John Cage, David Tudor, and Morton... Listen Synthetic Sound: The Second Electronic Music Revolution Click play for the sixth episode of No Sounds Are Forbidden. Host Matthew Friedman explores sound... Listen Space Explorations: Avant-Garde Music in Three Dimensions Click play for the fifth episode of No Sounds Are Forbidden. Host Matthew Friedman explores how... Listen The Tale of the Tape: The First Electronic Music Revolution The San Francisco Tape Music Center in 1964. From left to right: Tony Martin, Bill Maginnis, Ramon... Listen Listening in the Dark: The Avant-Garde at the Movies The soundtrack album for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) stimulated unprecedented interest in... Listen Order From Chaos: Modernism and Rationality in 12 Tones Modernists in exile in America. From left to right: Violinist Rudolf Kolisch, conductor George... Listen Confronting Tonality I came to avant-garde art music fairly early (and fairly easily), through the soundtrack album for... Read More I Remember: The Music of the Holocaust At the end Viktor Ullmann's The Emperor of Atlantis, Kaiser Uberall accepts his fate: he will be... Read More From the Bins: Three West Coast Composers I had just paid for an armful of LPs at Iris Records, my local vinyl emporium in Jersey City's... Read More Rites of Spring: The Concert Season at the End of the World Outrage flooded into the aisles of the Théâtre des Champs Elysées on the night of 29 May 1913, and... Read More Playlists Playlists of the music featured in episodes of No Sounds Are Forbidden. j Reviews Reviews of recorded and live avant-garde and contemporary music. v News The latest news about avant-garde and contemporary music and NSAF.