Making Paper boats is radio origami, an eclectic expressive and imaginative two-hour radio show. Bringing songs, sounds and spoken word from around the globe. A voyage of discovery every Sunday morning from 11am – 1pm.
This show is a musical journey full of bizarre new musical discoveries, old classic film scores, innovative video game soundtracks, electro funk, steal band covers, poetry as well as thought provoking local community stories.
“Most of the music I like sounds pretty unbalanced” –John Peel
Making Paper Boats attempts to bring a wider musical assortment of exotic and unknown artists to the listener. Crafted together with a random array of movie quotes, vintage compositions and weekly themes.
Created by Laurie who has experienced the musical and video professional realms. Having worked and travelled around the world, on film sets, stages, festivals and live TV productions, Laurie has Come in a full circle back to the sea where he grew up. Bringing with him DJ Puffin, a 3 year-old mind crafting, light-bending co-host. Traversing the boundaries of broadcasting horizons, they’ve both collectively been radio DJ’s twice as long as the other individually.
Folding space and time, Making Paper Boats is a submerging two hour day dream, crafted to navigate the fogs of the musical unknown. Listen to this show with a delayed response to your immediate reality and you will be irretrievably led astray from the flotilla of composed chaos.
‘All forms of media are a finely tuned weather map of mind control’ says Laurie, who believes that a positive, pro- active and localized use of media can enhance our individual days. He hopes to manipulate listeners of Cornwall and the outside world to smile and help at each other, to stop saying ‘sorry’ all the time when we don’t mean it and to day dream more often, especially on a Sunday morning!
The title of the show; Making Paper Boats is a conceptual suggestion that mirror’s the intricate radio production process. From a flat and shapeless blank void, a seamless two-hour imaginary flow is folded. A craft is crafted. In truth though this name was found by a happen chance glance at a paper making craft set upon a shelf. Ow the conceptualising! Capitalising on conincidence!!
Programmes featuring Laurie Bowles
I've produced some content for it (Source) during the lockdown, and I train students to make radio and help them get involved in Source FM, one of my PhD researchers uses it for his work too. It's a really important resource that brings people together and helps us get more people able to make audio.Abigail W, Falmouth
I can only say how much pleasure Source FM has given us over the years! What an amazing radio station! Unbelievably and consistently excellent! Well done and thank you, Best wishes, JeremyJeremy
Just stumbled across this station whilst scrolling - loving it! Listening in SE London xHeather