The soundtrack album for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) stimulated unprecedented interest in adventurous avant-garde music, and sold 500,000 copies within a year.

Click play for the third episode of No Sounds Are Forbidden. “Listening in the Dark: The Avant-Garde at the Movies.” Host Matthew Friedman explores the intimate connections between avant-garde music and cinema. Since the early days of the 20th century, avant-garde music has provided the soundtrack of the world’s cinematic imagination.

Share This