Dr Paul Carr
Doctor of Philosophy: 2004
Hertfordshire University (2004), supervised by Gavin Bryars
‘The Assimilation of Jazz Aesthetics in the Work of Post 1970s Electric Guitarist Composers’
LLCM (TD): 1994. Licentiate of the London College of Music (Teacher’s Diploma)
BA (hons) Music (2.1): 1993. Middlesex University
Head of the Music Academy/Principal Lecturer at the University of Glamorgan (2003–Present)
PREVIOUS ACADEMIC POSITIONS
Head of Popular Music, Bournemouth College (1994–2003)
Prior to 1994, I worked as a self-employed professional musician (based in London)
Carr, P, Hand, R.J (2013). ‘Ensemble/Improvisation; Drama/Music: An Experiment in Interdisciplinarity’, in John Britton (ed.) Encountering Ensemble, due for publication by Methuen (UK) /Bloomsbury (US) in the Spring of 2013.
Carr, P, Hand, R.J (2012). ‘Songs, Stars and Soundtracks: British Cinema and Rock Music’, L’Atalante. Revista de estudios cinematográficos. Forthcoming.
Carr, P, Challis, B (2012). ‘The Impossible Made Real: A Typology of Loops and an exploration of the impact of immediacy and hypermediacy in Popular Music’ Forthcoming book chapter (currently being translated into French).
Carr, P (2011). ‘An Autocratic Approach to Music Copyright?: The potential negative impacts of restrictive rights on a composers legacy: The case of the Zappa Family Trust’, Contemporary Theatre Review (21/3), pp. 302–316.
Carr, P (2010). ‘National Identity Versus Commerce: An Analysis of Opportunities and Limitations with the Welsh Music Scene for Composers and Performing Musicians’, Popular Music History (5/3), pp. 265–285.
Carr, P (2010). ‘Researching the Development of a Foundation Degree in Musical Instrument Retail Management: A Case Study Partnership between Glamorgan University and Roland UK’, Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education (2/1), pp. 34-46.
Carr, P., Hand, R.J. (2008). ‘Twist n frugg in an arrogant gesture: Frank Zappa and the Musical-Theatrical Gesture’, Popular Musicology Online (March 2008): http://www.popular-musicology-online.com/issues/05/carr.html
Carr, P., Hand, R.J. (2007). ‘Frank Zappa and musical Theatre: ugly ugly orphan Annie and really deep intense, thought-provoking Broadway symbolism’, Studies in Musical Theatre, Intellect (1/1), pp. 41–56.
Carr, P (2012). ‘The Big Note, Xenochrony and All Things Contextual: Frank Zappa and the And’. Book chapter in Carr, P (ed.), Frank Zappa and the And: Key Essays on the Contextualisation of his Legacy. Ashgate, Forthcoming.
Carr, P (2012). ‘Zappa and Technology: His incorporation of Time, Space and Place when Performing, Composing and Arranging Music’. Book chapter in Carr, P (ed.), Frank Zappa and the And: Key Essays on the Contextualisation of his Legacy. Ashgate, Forthcoming.
Carr, P (2010). ‘Make a Sex Noise Here: Frank Zappa, Sex and Popular Music’. Book chapter in Helms, D, Phelps, T (eds), Thema Nr. 1: Sex und populäre Musik. Transcript. pp.135-149.
Carr, P (2009). ‘An Analysis of Post 1970s Electric Guitarists who have Fused the Jazz Aesthetic with Other Music Forms’. Book chapter in Kurkela, V, Vakeva, L (eds), De Canonizing Music History. Cambridge University Press, pp.83–93.
Carr, P (2012). Frank Zappa and the And: A Contextual Analysis of his legacy, Ashgate (Forthcoming edited book).
Carr, P (2012). ‘The Relationships Between Higher Education and the Live Music Industry’, The Higher Education Academy, Forthcoming.
Carr, P (2011). ‘Investigating the Live Music Industry within Wales: A Critical Analysis: A Report For The Welsh Music Foundation’ ,Welsh Music Foundation: Available at http://crocodoc.com/YIqOZCR
Carr, P., Hand, R (2006). ‘An Experiment in Interdisciplinary Teaching: The Music Theatre of Frank Zappa’. Palatine: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/palatine/dev-awards/carr-hand-report.pdf
Carr, P., Delville, M (2009). ‘King Kong: A Conversational Analysis’. The Rondo Hatton Report (1): http://www.rhreport.net/archive.html
Carr, P (2009). ‘An Autocratic Approach to Music Copyright? The means through which Frank Zappa translated and adapted both his own and other composers music’. Encontros de Investigao em Performance. Universidade de Aveiro. ISBN: 978-972-789-209-7 (Conference Proceedings)
Carr, P (2010). ‘Frank Zappa Tribute’. The Rondo Hatton Report (4): http://www.rhreport.net/archive.html
Carr, P (2004). ‘The Big Brit Pop Chord Songbook’, Wise Publications, ISBN 1844490920.
Carr, P (2004). ‘The Best of Fleetwood Mac Chord Songbook’, Wise Publications. ISBN 0711998817
Carr, P (2004).’The Classic Rock Songbook, Wise Publications,1-84449-477-2.
Carr, P (2004). ‘The Essential Acoustic Album’, Wise Publications, ISBN 0711934010.
Carr, P (2005). ‘The Big Guitar Chord Songbook: The Fifties’, Wise Publications, ISBN 0-7119-4050-9.
Carr, P (2006). ‘The Big Guitar Chord Songbook: More Seventies Hits’, Wise Publications, ISBN 0-7119-4048-7.
Carr, P (2007). ‘50 Reggae Hits For Buskers’, Wise Publications, IBSN 978-1-84609-742-3.
SELECTED INTERNATIONAL ALBUM CREDITS
James Taylor Quartet (1988). Get Organised, Verve, 839405-2.
The Jazz Renegades (1989). Freedom Samba, Polydor Records, 839 651-1.
James Taylor Quartet (1989) It Doesnt Matter. Urban Urbx 43
James Taylor Quartet (1989). Acid Jazz and Other Illicit Grooves. Urban 837925-2
James Taylor Quartet (1989). Breakout, Urban Urbcd, 38.
The Paul Carr Quartet (Featuring Bob Berg) (1989). A Certain Kind Of Freedom, Polydor, 841 923-2.
James Taylor Quartet (1995). The BBC Sessions, Nighttracks, CDNT010.
James Taylor Quartet (2002). Hamondology, Sanctuary Records, SANDD099.
Paul Carr (2000). Transformation, Independent Release.
Paul Carr (2005). Walking Distance, Independent Release.
Carr, P (2004). ‘The A to Z of Food’. Dark Horse Media.
Carr, P (2006). ‘Ionclean Soundtrack’, composed for Art station advertising company.
Carr, P (2006). ‘The Horse Whisperer’, Dark Horse Media, 2006
Carr, P (2007). Selected compositions for world premier of Victor Hugos Lucretia Borgia, Highgate, London, 2007.
Carr, P (2007). ‘Gabriela’, Performed at Piaculum. Improvisation Continuums: theorising practice across disciplines. Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries. April 2007.
Carr, P (2007). ‘Well I Never’, Compositions for interdisciplinary art instillation, Pontypridd, August 2007: http://www.wellinever.org/.
RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Carr, P. ‘An Analysis of Virtuality in the Creation and Reception of Sigur Rós and Frank Zappa’, Imaging Communities Musically: Putting Popular Music in its Place, Biennial IASPM-UK Ireland Conference, Salford University, Manchester, September 2012.
Carr, P. ‘The Relationships Between Higher Education and the Live Music Industry’, 21st Century Musician Conference,The University of Kingston, Kingston, London, May 2012.
Carr, P. ‘The Relationships Between Higher Education and the Live Music Industry’, Live Music Exchange, Interesting Times For Local Live Music Conference, Leeds College of Music, Leeds, May 2012.
Carr, P. ‘Investigating The Live Music In Wales: A Critical Analysis: Interim findings of a research project financed by the Welsh Assembly Government’, The Business of Live Music Conference, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, April 2011.
Carr, P, Challis, B. ‘The Impossible Made Real: A Typology of Loops and an exploration of the impact of immediacy and hypermediacy in Popular Music’, Boucle et répétition: Musique, littérature, arts visuels, Université de Liège, Liège, March 2011.
Carr, P. ‘Fair Use, Grand Rights and the Zappa Family Trust: A legal and ethical examination of the enforcement of restrictive rights by a copyright holder’. The IASPM-Norden 2010 Conference on Music, Law and Business, Helsinki, November 2010.
Carr, P. ‘A Phenomenological Analysis Of Musical Engagement When Recording, Performing and Rehearsing With The James Taylor Quartet’, Biannual Conference of the International Association Of Popular Music. Cardiff University, Cardiff. September 2010.
Carr, P. ‘Dickies Such An Asshole: Frank Zappa, Popular Music and Politics’, 20th Century Music and Politics Conference, Bristol University, Bristol. April 2010.
Carr, P. ‘An Emic and Etic Analysis Of The Impact Of Creative Listening When Recording And Performing With The James Taylor Quartet’, International Conference on Traditional Music, University of Limerick, Ireland, February 2010.
Carr, P. ‘The Big Note: The Ultimate Gesture: The Incorporation of Time and Space in Performing, Composing, Arranging and Producing Frank Zappas music’, The Fifth Annual Art of Record Production Conference, University of Glamorgan, Cardiff, November 2009.
Carr, P. ‘Make a Sex Noise Here: Frank Zappa, Sex and Popular Music’, Sex und populre Musik, Halle an der Saale, Germany. September 2009.
Carr, P. ‘An Autocratic Approach to Music Copyright?: The Means through which Frank Zappa Translated and Adapted both his Own and Other Composers’ Music’, Performa 09 Encontros de Investigao em Performance, University of Evora, Portugal. May 2009.
Carr, P. ‘No one had ever heard a guitar played like that before: The Assimilation of Jazz Aesthetics in the Work of Post 1970s Electric Guitarist Composers’, De-Canonizing Music History: International Symposium For Histories of Popular Music, Jazz, and Folk Music. Helsinki Sibelius Academy, November 2007.
Carr, P. ‘Gabriella’, Piaculum. Improvisation Continuums: theorising practice across disciplines, Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries, Cardiff April 2007.
Carr, P. ‘Stuff That Is Not Normal: Frank Zappa, Halloween and Horror. Halloween’, An International Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University. October-November 2006.
Carr, P. ‘Twist n frugg in an arrogant gesture: Frank Zappa and the Musical-Theatrical Gesture’, Second International Conference on Music and Gesture. Royal Northern College of Music and Drama, Manchester, July 2006.
Carr, P. ‘Ugly Orphan Annie and Really Deep, Intense, Thought-Provoking Broadway Symbolism’, Song, Stage & Screen Interdisciplinary approaches to the stage and Screen. University of Portsmouth, April 2006.
Carr, P. ‘An analysis of post 1970s electric guitarists who have fused the jazz aesthetic with other music forms’, Inscriptions in the Sand: The Eighth Literature and Humanities Conference, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus, May, 2005.
RECENT GUEST LECTURES/KEY NOTES AND WORKSHOPS
Carr, P. ‘Frank Zappa: A Case Study in Musicological Research’, John Bird Public Lectures, Cardiff University, November, 2011.
Carr, P. ‘The Live Music Scene in Wales’, The Institute of Welsh Affairs, Chapter Arts, Cardiff, July 2011.
Carr, P. ‘The Changing Music Industry’, The Hay Festival, Hay on Wye, Wales, May 2011.
Carr, P. ‘Frank Zappa and the ‘And’: An introduction to his position in the epistemological divide’, The University of Valencia, Spain, April 2011.
Carr, P. ‘National Identity versus Commerce: An Analysis of the Opportunities and Limitations within the Welsh Music Scene for Composers and Performing Musicians’, The Centre for Media and Culture in Small Nations Lecture Series, University of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Wales, January 2011.
Carr, P. ‘The Welsh Music Industry: An Interim Discussion of The Welsh Music Foundation Report’, Various locations throughout Wales, September – December 2010.
Carr, P. ‘A Multidiscipline Approach To Making a Living in the Music Industry’, The Brecon Jazz Festival, Brecon, Wales, August 2010.
Carr, P. ‘Frank Zappa: Researching a Musical Legend’, The 20th Zappanale Music Festival, Bad Doberan, Germany, August 2009.
Carr, P. ‘A Case for Work Based Learning: An FD In Music Retail Management’, Roland Music Academies Annual Conference, Birmingham, June 2009.
Carr, P. ‘Popular Music Performance Assessment’, Palatine Starting Out in Assessing Performance Conference. Swansea University, Swansea, December 2008.
Carr, P. ‘Music Foundation Degrees: New Levels of Construction’, Roland Music Academies Annual Conference, St Pierre, Chepstow, October 2008.
Carr, P. ‘Assessing Popular Music Performance: Assessment Methodologies in Practice’, Welsh Music Education Conference, City Hall, Cardiff, October 2008.
Carr, P. ‘The Implementation Of Digital Presentations And CMS Into The Popular Music Curriculum Two Case Studies’, University Of Glamorgan, Cardiff, June 2008.
Carr, P. ‘The Roland Music Academy an HE Perspective’, Walsall College, May 2008.
Carr, P. ‘Locating Frank Zappa in a Multidisciplinary Context: An Introduction’, Aalborg University, Denmark, March 2008.
Carr, P. ‘Frank Zappa: A Case Study in Musical Research’, Trinity College, Carmarthen, October 2007.
Carr, P. And Hand, R. Review of The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles by Kenneth Womack, Forthcoming review for History of Popular Music 2012.
Carr, P. Review of Music Education in the 21st Century in the United Kingdom by Susan Hallam and Andrea Creech. Popular Music, Volume 30, Issue 09, September 2011, pp. 477-499.
Carr, P. Review of The Encyclopaedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin, Popular Music, Volume 28, Issue 02, May 2009, pp. 263 – 265.
Carr, P. Review of The Sound of Stevie Wonder:His Words and Music by James E. Perone, Popular Music, Volume 27, Issue 02, May 2008, pp. 335-336.
Carr, P. Review of Satchmo: The Lewis Armstrong Encyclopaedia, by Michael Meckna. Popular Music, Volume 24, Issue 02, May 2005, pp 304-305.
Carr, P., Hand, R.J. (2006). ‘An Experiment in Interdisciplinary Teaching: The Musical Theatre of Frank Zappa’, Palitine (£960).
Carr, P (2008). ‘Our Place in the Future: An Investigation Into Partnering With Communities First Schools Beacons For Public Engagement’, The Beacons for Public Engagement (£6418).
Carr, P (2009). ‘The Development of a Junior Music Academy Initiative’, Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust (£24317).
Carr, P (2010). ‘Investigating the Live Music Industry in Wales: A Critical Analysis’, Welsh Assembly Government (£8048).
Carr, P (2011). ‘The Development of Foundation Degree in Music Industry Entrepreneurship’, European Social Fund. £549594.
Carr, P (2012). ‘Employability: HE and the Welsh Music Industry’, The Higher Education Academy (£3800).
POST GRADUATE RELATED SUPERVISION
‘Sonic Crossroads: an investigation into how new technologies
impact on the creative processes in storytelling’ (MRes, 2008).
‘Are We Ready For the Teaches of Peaches: Peaches, Portals And The Post Feminine Body’ (MRes, 2010).
‘Profiling a Metal Mastermind: The Production Aesthetics of Andy Sneap’ (MRes, 2012).
‘An investigation of Contemporary Church Worship Music practices and the relevance of Vocational Music Education in Colleges of Further and Higher Education’ (MPhil, 2011–Present).
‘Wonderbrass: Creating a Community around Music’ (PhD, 2010 – Present).
‘An investigation into Aspects of Digital Musical Behaviour: From analogue practices to digital lifestyles’ (PhD, 2011–Present).
‘Observing Drastic Change within the Music Industry: Research into the Construction of a Long Term Financially Viable and Sustainable Model for Use Within the Recording Industry’ (MPhil/PhD, 2012–Present).
‘An Analysis of the Business Models of Online Digital Tools and Servicess used by Self Published and Distributed Musical Artists’ (MPhil, 2012–Present).
INTERNAL PHD EXAMINING
Richard James Burgess: Structural Change In The Music Industry: The Evolving Role Of The Record Producer
Mike Howlett: The Record Producer as Nexus – creative inspiration, technology and the recording industry.
EXTERNAL PHD EXAMINING
Glen Hodges: The Analysis of Jazz Improvisational Language and its use in Generating New Composition and Improvisation. Macquarie University. Sidney, Australia. 2008
Performing Rights Society
Mechanical Copyright Protection Society
Phonographic Performance Ltd
International Association for the Study of Popular Music
The Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production
Associate, The Higher Education Academy
EXTERNAL EXAMINING EXPERIENCE
Sunderland University (2004-2008)
University of Highlands and Islands (2004-2008)
Leeds University (2006-2010)
Bath Spa University (2007-2011)
Liverpool Hope University (2008-Present)
Edinburgh Napier University (January 2012-Present)
De Montfort University: FD degree expert consultation (July 2009)
Southampton Solent University: MA in Songwriting and MA in Music Festivals expert consultation (March 2012).
In addition to that outlined above, I am also occasionally work as a forensic musicologist/expert witness on a consultancy basis. Recent activity includes work for Warner Chappell and Universal Music on copyright infringement cases (including a major West End Show and a number of international recording artist recordings) and I am presently doing private consultancy work for both Roland UK and the Ministry of Sound. I have also recently acted as an advisor on a forthcoming edition of the American TV series History Detectives, when the programme recently investigated the authenticity of one of Frank Zappa’s paintings.