Sunday, 6 February 2011

Paul Carr

The Fifth Runway poster (2nd broadcast) - 2010

The Soul Bellows CD publication - 2008

GB STEAM TRAINS LIVE at the Bull's Head poster - 2007

GB STEAM TRAINS 'For Sale' Promo CD publication - 2007
Paul Carr (pictured centrefold right) and Steven Lowery (pictured centrefold left) are GB STEAM TRAINS. Pictured with the GB STEAM TRAINS; Bruce McLean.

The Carr Radio 2009 box set CDs - 2009
by The Carr Radio Executive Design Team; Jenna Collins, Eddie Farrell, Katharine Eastman, Chris Scobie, Paul Carr and Steven Lowery.

The Barnes Bun Architecture Biennale 'Running Order' - 2005
Paul Carr (pictured left) and Patrick Loan (pictured right) are the Ketchup Boys. The BBAB was initiated and coordinated by The KB, Bruce McLean, and Jim Moyes.


  1. I was much taken by your Sound Space and being asked to put it on pause (to go get headphones). In the context of Louise's project on studio practice, this very un-geographic recording-as-studio is particularly interesting. I wonder if the introduction to the studio might be considered a work in itself?
    I am looking on your blog now...far, far, far away...

  2. Hi Sam
    Thanks for responding to my sound space. Yes, I consider the recording a work in itself, and of a similar territory to the Carr Radio shows.
    My role of host and the prominent use of my voice are very important devices I deploy in these ‘constructions’ that fill the listening space in the form of sound and description to convey a sense of my working environment, whether real or invented. This recording is very different to the radio shows as I am describing my real working environment, as opposed to the invented space of the Fifth Runway pub; where I work on the broadcasts in a room I rent on the 1st floor.

    My request to use headphones is a way of preventing the sound or music being experienced through laptop speakers, where I feel a lot of detail can be missed.

  3. Yes I agree the studio description does work as a piece in itself. I like the hypnotic tone of your voice as you describe the studio and I can pick up the slight touch of parody or a kind of self consciousness that gives it an intimate feel. It works really well in the context of the blog in general, as there are always certain difficulties with the authenticity of experiencing work without actually being there.
    I enjoyed the tracks you played and the variation of content between the two of them. I like the 'structured state' of slim-line tonic- (a very apt and interesting name..I thought). It seemed to be a pleasant mix of the highly structural minimalist music with a gentle folky-ness...I'm not the best at music descriptons!
    Do you imagine the publicity art-work- posters/cd cases/flyers are able to exist as works in themselves and do you ever feel tempted to concentrate on making a purely visual piece?