Saturday, 27 November 2010

Song for Shytstem

Eddie Farrell and Michael Wedgwood have started a web document to help focus on a number of issues that they discovered through their work on Shytstem, 1 - 4. They welcome your comments on any points raised in this working document and encourage your involvement with Shytstem in any way you feel relevant. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/shytstem



As part of my response to their web document I composed 'So who is looking after your lifestyle?' It is played on Shytstem LIVE online broadcasts at www.livestream.com/shytstem

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

More Real Than The Everyday World

'Dumka' by Paul Carr and Eddie Farrell provided additonal music to a film by Jenna Collins; More Real Than the Everyday World. Seaming To has composed and will perform live much of the music to MORE REAL THAN THE EVERYDAY WORLD.

Working with a selection of amateur fiction films held by the North West Film Archive, MORE REAL THAN THE EVERYDAY WORLD disrupts normal relations between the present and archive material by attempting a collaboration with the original filmmakers via their completed productions. Running through the work are questions about the process and activity of writing narrative fiction, about what it might articulate, bring into being or exorcise for the writers themselves. Moving between the humour, violence and unfathomable intentions of the original films, the result is a series of episodes that variously attempt to extend, question, join in with and answer back to the archives collection.
MORE REAL THAN THE EVERYDAY WORLD is the result of
GLEANERS a month-long residency at the North West Film Archive commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices.

Screenings include:
AND Manchester
AND Preston
AND Ulverston
LiverpoolBiennial2010
8th London Short Film Festival 2011


Hear the original improvised version of Dumka here.

Friday, 10 September 2010

The Carr Radio Broadcast No.6

Originally broadcast on Calon FM (10-11pm)
Please note, the mp3 player below does not play on some PCs


00:35 Dai Jenkins - On Air Disaster: Diverted

06:12 The Fifth Runway

08:51 Group Hobby - Mr Pickle

18:55 Chris Scobie - Song 1

accompanied by Brian Inglis (Recorder)

20:30 A Technical Presentation by the Fabricators

29:46 Gary Woodley - 1571

30:50 It's our bird bath, innit?

34:32 The Fifth Runway

Featuring The Vulkans

36:25 Two Lane Closure

38:36 David Till - Carry On

43:36 Emma Hart's Egg Timer

47:49 Eddie Farrell - Double Malt

49:40 Jenna Collins - The Wave Archive: An Annual Report: Concludes

55:54 Chris Scobie - Song 2

accompanied by Brian Inglis (Glockenspiel)

58:34 The Demolition Tapes

Narrated by Mick O’Neill

01:06:16 Pop Music Has Lost Its Battle

01:09:25 The Baggage Handlers - Why don't you answer the telephone, Steven (this is a dance record)? Featuring Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto A Minor op.54

01:16:28 Slow Down

01:19:56 END


On Air Disaster: Diverted; Words: Dai Jenkins (Vocal). Music: Paul Carr

The Fifth Runway; Semi-improvised by Paul Carr (DJ) and Chris Scobie (Head Barman). Pre-recorded in the British Library staff canteen, usually between the times of 08:50-09:15. Featuring the Vulkans; Written and performed by Eddie Farrell and Katharine Eastman.

Mr Pickle; Words: Paul Carr (Vocal). Music/production: Benedict Drew

A Technical Presentation by the Fabricators; Sound: Paul Carr, Caroline de Lannoy and Gary Woodley. Production: Paul Carr.

It’s Our Bird Bath, Innit? Two Lane Closure, The Demolition Tapes, Pop Music Has Lost Its Battle, Slow Down; Words/Music: Paul Carr

Why don't you answer the telephone, Steven (this is a dance record)? Words/Music: Paul Carr (Vocal/keyboard) and Steven Lowery (Vocal/radio/dusty vase). Mixed by Paul Carr

Sunday, 29 August 2010

The Vulkan Bar ....Stepping up the Pressure PETITION



If you would like to join The Vulkan's (aka Katharine Eastman and Eddie Farrell) campaign and support the continued life of the Fifth Runway bar, please write to me, Paul Carr (paulcarrpa@googlemail.com), with the subject heading SAVE THE FIFTH RUNWAY and your name will be added to the Vulkan Bar ....Stepping up the Pressure PETITION.
There is not much time be
tween now and the sixth and final broadcast of The Carr Radio when the fate of the Fifth Runway bar will be determined, so add your name to the petition as soon as possible.Go to blog entry 20th August 2010 to hear The Vulkan's emergency address at the Party Conference of The Gods, Bournemouth, originally broadcast LIVE on The Carr Radio, Friday 20th August, 10:53pm.

Friday, 20 August 2010

The Carr Radio BROADCAST No.5


Originally broadcast on Calon FM (10-11pm)
Please note, the mp3 player below does not play on some PCs

00:00 The Sun Shines on the Carr Radio

08:03 The Fall - Way Round

14:30 [Hey kids] Stop all the fightin'

16:02 Robert Wyatt - Alien

27:03 The Baggage Handlers - Mare Street

27:26 Group Hobby – Run Away

35:14 Paul Shutt – Superglue

35:48 Jenna Collins - The Wave Archive: An Annual Report: Font

38:12 Bruce McLean - Another Bad Turn Up

40:31 John Van Aitken and Paul Carr - The Van Radio

42:06 Low - Cue the Strings

46:18 Paul Shutt – Superglue

47:04 The Baggage Handlers - Forced Percussion

53:10 The Vulkan Bar – Part 5: Party Conference of The Gods


The Sun Shines on the Carr Radio, [Hey kids] stop all the fightin' ; Words/Music: Paul Carr

Mare St., Forced Percussion; Words/Music: Paul Carr (Vocal/guitar) and Steven Lowery (Vocal/forced percussion/radio). Mixed by Paul Carr.

Run Away; Words: Paul Carr (Vocal). Music/production: Benedict Drew

Another Bad Turn Up; Words: Bruce McLean (Vocal). Music: Paul Carr

The Van Radio; recorded and edited by Jenna Collins

Party Conference of The Gods; Devised, written, produced and performed by Eddie Farrell and Katharine Eastman

Friday, 30 July 2010

The Carr Radio BROADCAST No.4

Originally broadcast on Calon FM (10-11pm)
Please note, the mp3 player below does not play on some PCs

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00:00 Dining Out Music

07:21 Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues

11:26 Group Hobby – Alcho-bop

18:05 The Baggage Handlers – I've long suspected foul play in the grain of the wood

20:33 The Fifth Runway

24:59 Contender

29:48 Beefburger and Chips

31:30 Bruce McLean - Whose going to be 2nd today?

34:26 The Cast Iron Gent

39:36 The Beatles - You really got a hold on me

43:02 The Vulcan Bar

48:41 The Space Charge

53:44 The Fifth Runway

56:26 The Baggage Handlers – Trowel in the Guitar



Dining Out Music, Contender, Beefburger and Chips, The Cast Iron Gent, The Space Charge; Words/Music: Paul Carr

Alcho-bop; Words: Paul Carr (Vocal/guitar). Music/production: Benedict Drew

They call me The Quizmaster, Trowel in the Guitar; Music: Paul Carr (Loops/guitar) and Steven Lowery (Vocal/guitar/duct tape/trowel/spade/pan). Words: Steven Lowery. Loops constructed from an improvised recording by The Baggage Handlers. Mixed by Paul Carr

The Fifth Runway; Semi-improvised by Paul Carr (DJ) and Chris Scobie (Head Barman). Pre-recorded in the British Library staff canteen, usually between the times of 08:50-09:15

Whose going to be 2nd today? Words: Bruce McLean (Vocal). Music: Paul Carr
The Vulkan Bar; Devised, written, produced and performed by Eddie Farrell and Katharine Eastman

Friday, 25 June 2010

The Carr Radio BROADCAST No.3

Originally broadcast on Calon FM (10-11pm)
Please note, the mp3 player below does not play on some PCs

0:00 Concrete Talk

0:13 TV Show

7:45 David Bowie - Fantastic Voyage

14:58 Jeff Buckley - Jewel Box

18:33 Concrete Talk

19:50 The Baggage Handlers – Semi Quaver

21:46 Jenna Collins - The Wave Archive: An Annual Report: Accent

25:10 The Baggage Handlers - I've lost my sense of direction

28:32 Tape Head Cleaner Music

34:35 Group Hobby - Runway Dance

41:04 Ariel Ramirez - Cantus (Misa Criola)

43:29 The Fifth Runway

46:33 Dinosaur Switch featuring Primitive Man Telephone Call

49:30 The Baggage Handlers – The Veterans Lounge

52:14 The Vulkan Bar

1:01:54 Concrete Talk


Concrete Talk; Improvised by Paul Carr and Matthew Hahn

TV Show, Tape Head Cleaner Music, Dinosaur Switch; Words/Music: Paul Carr

Semi Quaver, I’ve lost my sense of direction, And here we are in the Veterans Lounge; Words/Music: Paul Carr (Vocal/keyboard/feedback) and Steven Lowery (Vocal/guitar). Mixed by Paul Carr

Runway Dance; Words: Paul Carr (Vocal), Music/Production: Benedict Drew

The Fifth Runway; Semi-improvised by Paul Carr (DJ) and Chris Scobie (Head Barman). Pre-recorded in the British Library staff canteen, usually between the times of 08:50-09:15

Primitive Man Telephone Call; Narration/Concept: Eddie Farrell. Words: Trotsky.

The Vulkan Bar; Devised, written, produced and performed by Eddie Farrell and Katharine Eastman

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

The Carr Radio Construction and BROADCAST No.2


Originally broadcast on Calon FM (10-11pm)
Please note, the mp3 player below does not play on some PCs


-->-->0:00 Are we there yet
Featuring Jenna Collins (Vocal)

4:54 Concrete Talk
5:47 The Fall - Hotel Bloedel
9:32 A first class stamp, please
9:49 The Maisonette
14:11 Adam Green - Apples, I'm home
16:06 Scott Walker - Rhymes of Goodbye
20:16 John Dixon - 1571
22:03 Artex
22:06 Chris Scobie - Kinderszenen
27:45 Corinna Till - Smoking Architecture
30:14 David Bowie - Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
33:11 Jenna Collins - The Wave Archive: An Annual Report: The Certificate
35:51 Caroline de Lannoy and Gary Woodley are Testing ‘360 degrees’
37:41 Group Hobby - Untitled Runway
42:46 The Train Driver
45:38 The Vulkan Bar
51:25 Christopher Scobie - Sleeping in Spring Time
54:12 Concrete Talk (She knows you too well edit)
59:00 Steven Lowery - Mysterious Stains


Concrete Talk; Improvised by Paul Carr and Matthew Hahn
The Maisonette, She Knows You Too Well edit; Words/Music: Paul Carr
Caroline de Lannoy and Gary Woodley are Testing ‘360 degrees’; Composed & produced by Caroline de Lannoy
Untitled Runway; Words: Paul Carr (Vocal), Music/production: Benedict Drew
The Train Driver; Words/Music: Dean Allum (Lead vocal), Sarah Burman (Keyboards), Paul Carr (Guitar/vocal/post production), Jenna Collins (Stylophone)
The Vulkan Bar; Devised, written, produced and performed by Eddie Farrell and Katharine Eastman
Sleeping in Spring Time; Words: Paul Carr (Vocal), Music: Christopher Scobie

Friday, 14 May 2010

THE CARR RADIO Construction and BROADCAST No.1 PLAYLIST

Originally broadcast on Calon FM (10-11pm)
Please note, the mp3 player below does not play on some PCs


00:00 How are you feeling now, Lewis?

01:14 Jenna Collins canvassing on behalf of The Conceptual Party

01:40 The Space Charge/ Green Bay Horses

04:12 The Cocteau Twins – Cherry Coloured Funk

11:58 The Fall – Mexico Wax Solvent

19:38 Benedict Drew – Drinks With Jean

23:05 Steven Lowery orders a Barnacled Yoghurt in The Fifth Runway

24:56 David Bowie – A New Career In A New Town

28:59 The Fall – Oxymoron

31:20 Jenna Collins: The Wave Archive: An Annual Report:

34:13 Eddie Farrell - Can you hear anything?

34:16 In Flight Entertainment

Featuring Corinna Till (Vocal)

36:15 I was 30,000ft high above

37:20 The Vulkan Bar

40:26 The Baggage Handlers: Baggage Pool 13

42:43 Buddy Holly – The Valley of Tears

44:52 Paul Carr – I can see it in your eyes

48:16 Concrete Talk

52:18 Michael Gordon – Trance 3

55:46 The Vulkan Bar


The Space Charge, In Flight Entertainment, I was 30,000 ft high above, I can see it in your eyes; Words/Music: Paul Carr

The Vulkan Bar; Devised, written, produced and performed by Eddie Farrell and Katharine Eastman

Baggage Pool 13; Words/Music: Paul Carr (Vocal, keyboard) Steven Lowery (Vocal, Stylophone). Mixed by Paul Carr

Concrete Talk; Improvised by Paul Carr (Music) and Matthew Hahn

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Dear Bruce


Track1:Waterloo
Track 3:Radio 2
Track4:Radio3


Sunday, 28 February 2010

Dear Bruce



The second CD instalment for Bruce. I am keeping him up to date with my progress during the weeks leading up to his NEW WORK - A HOT POTATO AGAINST A DARK BACKGROUND; I will be performing two compositions, to be confirmed.

Knowing I will be putting together a CD for Bruce on a near weekly basis has been a good deadline and helped me to keep moving forward, and develop new potential sound structures; Apple Crumble (track 2) draws on a mixture of old and new prose; Where did you get that haircut from? The Farm?; I tried to explain Mr & Mrs, a day time TV show; This is your chance to frisk up and down in the Spreadsheet Singles Bar, and The Elongated Iron Bar. Words getting out, with its teeth singing to the surface of the bar.

It's a Police Matter in Waterloo (track 3)