Thirty-eight years on from their last radio show in 1978, 3CR’s ‘New and Experimental Music’ program reunites – with original presenters Warren Burt, John Campbell and John Crawford – for a new episode, presented live in front of an audience and simulcast on 3CR!
Originally titled ‘Amputations,’ this revolutionary radio show was closely connected to the avant-garde activities of Clifton Hill Community Music Centre, the New Music Newspaper, the La Trobe University’s radical music program, and other sites of Melbourne underground tumult.
Our hosts will play a selection of (tuneless) tunes from the period and chat about the history of the show, their activities at 3CR and the larger music scene, and the many ideological debates that surrounded new music, Australian music, feminist music, documentary music, sound poetry, etc. both at the radio station and the Melbourne music world of the time.
This event takes place as part of the exhibition ‘If People Powered Radio: 40 Years of 3CR’ a collaboration between Fitzroy’s oldest community radio station, 3CR and one of Fitzroy’s oldest galleries and studio complex, Gertrude Contemporary.
Image: The Age, March 1981, performers (L to R): Warren Burt, Steve Colebrook, unidentified student, Ian Cox, Ernie Althoff, Peter Maillardet, Chris Quinlandocumentation