Zappa links that I consider important or interesting
Great Reference Sites
PAUL CARR SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Carr, P and 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, dol: 10.1386/smt.1.1.41/1
Carr, P and 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 (2009) An analysis of post 1970s electric guitarists who have fused the jazz aesthetic with other music forms. Book chapter in De Canonizing Music History. Cambridge University Press. pp.83-93.
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. Vol2, no1. pp34-46.
Carr, P (2010) Make a Sex Noise Here: Frank Zappa, Sex and Popular Music. Book chapter in Thema Nr. 1: Sex und populäre Musik. Transcript. pp.135-149.
Carr, P (2011) The Interface of Higher Education and Industry: A Partnership Between Glamorgan University and Roland UK. The Higher Education Academy. Forthcoming book chapter 2011.
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. Forthcoming 2011
Carr, P (2011) National identity vs Commerce: an analysis of the opportunities and limitations for ensembles and musicians within the Welsh music scene. Forthcoming book chapter for Ashgate publishers 2011
Carr, P. (2012) Frank Zappa and the And: A Contextual Analysis of his legacy. Forthcoming edited book for Ashgate Publishing
Carr, P. and 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 and Delville, M. (2009) King Kong: a conversational analysis. The Rondo Hatton Report, Issue 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, Issue 4. http://www.rhreport.net/archive.html
Carr, P. (2011) Investigating the Live Music Industry within Wales: A Critical Analysis. A Report For The Welsh Music Foundation Forthcoming.
TRANSCRIPTION BOOK PUBLICATIONS
The Big Brit Pop Chord Songbook, Wise Publications, 2004, ISBN 1844490920
The Best of Fleetwood Mac Chord Songbook, Wise Publications, 2004, ISBN 0711998817
The Classic Rock Songbook (Wise Publications, 2004, 1-84449-477-2)
The Essential Acoustic Album, Wise Publications, 2004, ISBN 0711934010
The Big Guitar Chord Songbook. The Fifties, Wise Publications, 2005, ISBN 0-7119-4050-9
The Big Guitar Chord Songbook. More Seventies Hits, Wise Publications, 2006, ISBN 0-7119-4048-7
50 Reggae Hits For Buskers, Wise Publications, 2007, IBSN 978-1-84609-742-3
SELECTED 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
Various Artists (1989) A Certain Kind Of Freedom. Polydor 841 923-2
James Taylor Quartet (1995) The BBC Sessions. Nighttracks CDNT010
Paul Carr (2000) Transformation. Independent Release
James Taylor Quartet (2002) Hamondology. Sanctuary Records SANDD099
Paul Carr (2005) Walking Distance. Independent Release
The A to Z of Food. Dark Horse Media, 2004.
Ionclean Soundtrack composed for Art station advertising company 2006.
The Horse Whisperer. Dark Horse Media, 2006
Selected compositions for world premier of Victor Hugos Lucretia Borgia, Highgate, London, 2007.
Piaculum. Improvisation Continuums: theorising practice across disciplines. Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries. April 2007.
Well I Never, Compositions for interdisciplinary art instillation, Pontypridd, August 2007 (http://www.wellinever.org/).
RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dickies Such An Asshole: Frank Zappa, Popular Music and Politics. 20th Century Music and Politics Conference. Bristol University. Bristol. April 2010.
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.
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.
Make a Sex Noise Here: Frank Zappa, Sex and Popular Music. Sex und populre Musik. Halle an der Saale, Germany. September 2009.
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
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
Piaculum. Improvisation Continuums: theorising practice across disciplines. Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries. April 2007
Stuff That Is Not Normal: Frank Zappa, Halloween and Horror. Halloween: An International Conference. Glasgow Caledonian University. October-November 2006
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, July 2006
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
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 AND WORKSHOPS
Frank Zappa and the ‘And’: An introduction to his position in the epistemological divide. The University of Valencia, Spain, April 2011.
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.
The Welsh Music Industry:An Interim Discussion of The Welsh Music Foundation Report, Various locations throughout Wales, September – December 2010.
A Multidiscipline Approach To Making a Living in the Music Industry, The Brecon Jazz Festival, Brecon, Wales, August 2010.
Frank Zappa: Researching a Musical Legend, The 20th Zappanale Music Festival, Bad Doberan, Germany, August 2009
A Case for Work Based Learning: An FD In Music Retail Management, Roland Music Academies Annual Conference, Birmingham, June 2009
Popular Music Performance Assessment. Palatine Starting Out in Assessing Performance Conference. Swansea University, Swansea, December 2008
Music Foundation Degrees: New Levels of Construction, Roland Music Academies Annual Conference, St Pierre, Chepstow, October 2008
Assessing Popular Music Performance: Assessment Methodologies in Practice, Welsh Music Education Conference, City Hall, Cardiff, October 2008
The Implementation Of Digital Presentations And CMS Into The Popular Music Curriculum Two Case Studies, University Of Glamorgan, Cardiff, June 2008
The Roland Music Academy an HE Perspective, Walsall College, May 2008
Locating Frank Zappa in a Multidisciplinary Context: An Introduction. Aalborg University, Denmark, March 2008
Frank Zappa: A Case Study in Musical Research. Trinity College, Carmarthen, October 2007