I'm Listening (live commission on BBC 2019)

by Kate Carr

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Recording courtesy of The Verb on BBC Radio 3.
Commissioned by The Verb.
This is a new piece I made and performed live at the BBC's Manchester studios last month.
It was for The Verb's episode on loneliness, and for it I asked people to read a sentence from a love letter and send it to me. A huge thanks to all of those who sent over something. This piece is voiced by (or includes love letters supplied by) Paula Garcia Stone, Kjersti Andvig, Jurgen Ots, James Webb, Nick Ferguson, Tim Plaisted, Maud Ok, Sarah Lamble, Nicola Carr, Jeannette Rehnstrom, Siobhan McAlister, Gail Neill, Flavio Derbekannte + Jimmy Peggie. A huge thanks to all of these people, and to everyone who sent fragments I was not able to include.
Also special thanks to Salomé Voegelin whose text score for writing a love letter is included in this piece, and is read by her.

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released January 2, 2020

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Kate Carr London, UK

Kate Carr’s work explores our complex and contradictory relationship with the natural world. Her music blurs the boundaries between instruments and field recordings, underlining the intersections and overlaps between nature and culture and the myriad of incomplete ways we attempt to make sense of these terms. It explores place and non-place, being and imagining. ... more

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