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The Guardian MARCH 20, 2019 - by Brian Eno & others
RADIO 3 CUTS THREATEN MUSICAL ECOSYSTEM
More than five hundred signatories from across the arts - including Shirley Collins, Jarvis Cocker, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway, Peaches, Shabaka Hutchings, Norma Waterson, Martin Carthy, Brian Eno and Iwona Blazwick - call on Radio 3 to think again about changes to its schedules.
Luke Turner (The BBC cutting Late Junction is a blow for experimental music, theguardian.com, March 15), tore apart Radio 3's decision to cut much of its specialist music programming. Today, we music lovers, musicians, artists, curators, record label owners, venue owners, festival programmers and critics are joining together to protest against these cuts as strongly as we can.
British jazz is experiencing a renaissance. Folk acts are attracting broader audiences. Electronic and experimental music is thriving, and boundaries between genres, media and scenes are being dissolved and swirled into ever more exciting permutations. It is staggering, therefore, that , in the month of its sold-out festival in London, Late Junction is being reduced from three shows a week to one. Jazz Now and Geoffrey Smith's Jazz are being "rested". Music Planet, Radio 3's only dedicated programme exploring music from around the world, is having its running time cut by half. We welcome new show Unclassified, but it has only an hour in the schedules. This is not enough.
Our culture benefits so much from these programmes. Music lovers tune in to make new discoveries and build new creative communities. Music makers rely on these shows as lifelines to support and share their music with enthusiastic audiences, nationally and internationally. New works and unexpected collaborations have happened either directly or indirectly due to these shows. This flourishing cultural ecosystem will be damaged, and musicians' careers profoundly affected, as opportunities for their work to be experienced by the mainstream will be drastically reduced, at home and abroad.
We work in the worlds of jazz, folk, classical, experimental, electronic music and beyond, but together we share a common purpose. We urge Radio 3 to think again about the changes they are making, and how they will profoundly affect our broader culture.
Aaron Coultate Editor-in-Chief, Resident Advisor Dr Aaron Einbond Senior Lecturer, Department of Music, Composition Coordinator, MA Programme Director, Admissions & Technology, City, University of London Adam Ronchetti Musician/Percussionist (Hickory Signals) Adam Sweeting Journalist Adrian Lever Musician Adrian McNally Composer, Pianist and Producer (The Unthanks) Adrian Utley Musician Aidan Moffat Musician Aidan O'Rourke Musician Aisling Iris vocalist/composer Al English Musician/Manager Alan Bearman Music Agent/Festival Organiser Alan Sparhawk Musician (Low) Alasdair Roberts Musician Alastair Letch Carpenter Alastair Putt Composer/Singer Alec Finlay Poet Alec Johnson Educational Administrator Aleks Sierz Journalist Alex Hall In House Press/Music PR Alex Kapranos Musician Alex Murray Leslie Artist/Professor of Fine Art/Musician (Chicks on Speed) Alex Neilson Musician Alex Spiers Artist (Bonnacons Of Doom) Alexander Tucker Artist (solo/Grumbling Fur) Alexandra Coughlan Writer Alexia Menikou Arts Producer Alexis Taylor Musician Alison Cotton Musician (The Left Outsides) Alya Al-Sultani Singer/Label Founder, South London Space Agency Amanda Jones Label Manager, Real World Records Amy Kohn composer Andre Bosman Musician Andrea Parker Artist/DJ/Label Owner Andreas Berthling Musician (Tape) Andrew Cartmel Freelance Writer Andrew Grassie Artist Andrew Moss Label Manager, Melodic Records Andrew Poppy Composer/Musical Performer Andrew Spackman Musician/Lecturer Andrew Wilson Curator Andy Holden Artist/Musician Angèle David-Guillou Composer Angharad Jenkins Musician Angus Andrew Artist, Liars Angus Carlyle Professor of Sound & Landscape, UAL Angus Farquhar Creative Director, Aproxima Angus Peter Campbell Gaelic Writer Anna Kiff Artist Anna Palmer Programme Assistant at Capsule Events Anna Snow Singer Anna Vermehren Freelance Producer Annalaura Palma Picture Researcher Anthony Caveney Television Producer Anthony Child Musician (Surgeon) Antye Greie AGF Audio Sculptress Arun Sethi A&R/Music Publisher Ashley Elliott MD, The White Wall Company Ltd Asif Khan Architect Autumn Richardson Musician/Poet Babak Ganjei Artist Barney Harsent Writer/DJ Barry Adamson Musician Beatrice Dillon Musician Ben Ayres Rough Trade & Cornershop Ben Corrigan Composer/Podcaster Ben Fair Musician Ben Frost Musician Ben Jacob Musician (Max Tundra) Ben Lancaster Director, Stylo Ben Webb Singer/Musician/Songwriter (GF*M Records) Ben Wileman GM, Wichita Recordings Benedict Drew Artist Benjamin Duvall Composer/Musician Bill Laurance Musician/Composer Bill Thompson Musician/Curator/Lecturer Billy Bragg Singer-Songwriter/Activist Bob Stanley Writer/Musician Bomi Seo Musician/Artist Bradley Kulisic Founder, Singing Light Music Brían Mac Gloinn Musician (Ye Vagabonds) Brian Eno Musician Brian Sampson Musician Brighde Chaimbeul Musician Brigid Mae Power Musician Calum Innes Artist Carin Abdulá Agent Carlito Juanito Musician/Artist Caroline Bergvall Artist/Vocal Performer Caroline Newport 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Mwldan H&loïse Werner Musician Henry Ward Creative Director Hillary Stafford-Clarke Associate Editor, Cornucopia magazine Holly Herndon Artist Howard Male Author/Journalist Hugh Mulholland senior curator, MAC Belfast Iain Pate Arts Producer Ian Anderson Musician/Editor, fRoots Magazine Dr Ian Pace Senior Lecturer/Head of Performance, Department of Music, City, University of London Ian Rankin Writer Ian Stonehouse Head of Electronic Music Studios, Goldsmiths College Igor Toryoni-Lalic Director, London Contemporary Music Festival Ilka Schlockermann Music publicist, ilkamedia Irene Revell Curator/Director, Electra Issie Barratt Composer and Director of BASCA, Fuzzy Moon Records & National Youth Jazz Collective Ivo Neame Professor Of Jaa Piano, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Principal Lecturer in Jazz, Leeds College of Music, Pianist/Composer Iwona Blazwick Director, Whitechapel Gallery Jack Barnett These New Puritans, Musician James Bulley Artist/Composer James Fagan Professional 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