UCLan Music graduate Carl Brown has just released his latest audio work. Musiclan asked him about the project
M: How would you describe Preston Field Audio?
CB: Preston Field Audio is the riverside reverb, the café cacophony and high street hum. It’s the morning prayers and the evening drinks. The trains pulling in and the bus leaving. The sound of the city, today. Capturing transient moments of community and quietude, as apparently significant as they may seem.
Musically, I relate it to a kind of magic realism. Anchored in reality by the field recordings, we add instruments to ’decorate’ the scene with a sensitivity to the time and place it was recorded.
M: How did your time at UCLan help you in arriving at this point in your musical career?
CB: My time at UCLan was invaluable to my current practices. Just like anything, it is what you make it.
M: What advice would you give to other musicians wanting to make and release their own albums?
CB: I’m not one for giving too much advice, I’m my own worst critic. Open mindedness is the key, don’t expect anything…and being friendly, make friends.
When releasing your own music a good understanding of where your music fits in will help, locally and globally. A good understanding of music in general, past and present.
M: What future plans do you have for Preston Field Audio?
CB: It really does change daily. I have so many ideas all the time its a case of which idea presents itself first. Id like to interact with the public more and maybe learn the cello?
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