Tonight (Tuesday, July 19, 2016), at at 7:30pm: Bruce Coates (saxophones), Han-earl Park (guitar) and Walt Shaw (percussion), plus Jim Bashford (drums) and Andrew Woodhead (piano), perform at Fizzle @ The Lamp Tavern (Barford Street, Birmingham B5 6AH). Admission is £5.
Limited in number, my (near) complete discography is for sale at a special price. The set comprises of four glass-mastered CDs, and one limited edition CD-R (plus, for the first two lucky listeners, another limited edition CD-R). Available for €25 plus shipping, you can consider it €5 per disc (and a bonus CD-R for the first two customers).
Musicians featured on these albums include: Catherine Sikora, Nick Didkovsky, Josh Sinton, Richard Barrett, Franziska Schroeder, Bruce Coates, Charles Hayward, Ian Smith, François Grillot and Lol Coxhill (plus Paul Dunmall, Jamie Smith and Mark Sanders for the first two customers).
In addition to offering many, many hours of stupendous listening, as I’m furiously raising funds for the upcoming release by Sirene 1009, you’ll also be helping the production of more.
four glass mastered CDs
plus a CD-R
and, for the first two customers, another CD-R
Live at the Glucksman is only available to the first two customers: I only have two copies left! (btw, I had been hoping to include the duo CD with Paul Dunmall, but it looks like I am completely out of those. For those who still have copies, consider yourself one of the lucky few 😉 )
Glass-mastered CDs in shrink-wrapped jewel cases. CD-Rs in sleeves.
Live at the Glucksman is only available to the first two customers.
It is vital that you contact me before returning items (click “contact Han-earl Park” on this page). I will do my absolute best to address any concerns and damaged (unplayable) items, but please note that some of these discs are limited in number, so replacements (unlike refunds) may be a non-trivial issue.
Physical items shipped by standard post. Please contact me (click “contact Han-earl Park” on this page) before making your order for special delivery instructions and/or alternative shipping methods.
07-14-16: only two sets left.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at 7:30pm: Bruce Coates (saxophones), Han-earl Park (guitar) and Walt Shaw (percussion), plus
Liam Noble (piano), Mark Lewandowski (double bass) and Jim Bashford (drums) and , perform at Fizzle @ The Lamp Tavern (Barford Street, Birmingham B5 6AH). Admission is £5.
And, yes, it’s been ten years since I first met, and played with, Bruce; way back in November 2006. It’s been a while… 😉
By Han-earl Park and Bruce Coates
07-18-16: update lineup.
|July 19, 2016||The Lamp Tavern
Birmingham B5 6AH
|7:30pm||Bruce Coates (saxophones), Han-earl Park (guitar) and Walt Shaw (percussion) presented by Fizzle. Also performing:
[Details…] [Fizzle listings…]
|2017||Europe||I am seeking performance opportunities for, in particular, the ensemble Sirene 1009 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Dominic Lash: double bass; Mark Sanders: drums; and Caroline Pugh: voice). Interested promoters, venues and sponsors, please get in touch!|
a cyclic frenzy of fragmented sounds without an ounce of entropy (a Jazz Noise review: Anomic Aphasia)
“Impressive in scale”? “overwhelming in execution”? “listening to two separate pieces at the same time in serendipitous juxtaposition”? “genius charlatan”? listening that “can produce altered states”? Dave Foxall of a Jazz Noise reviews ‘Anomic Aphasia’ (SLAMCD 559) by Han-earl Park, Catherine Sikora, Nick Didkovsky and Josh Sinton:
Monopod is a sprawling, non-idiomatic (and non-repetitive) improvisation of suite-like proportions (27 minutes and counting). Impressive in scale, overwhelming in execution, it’s a cyclic frenzy of fragmented sounds without an ounce of entropy, yet somehow with a sense of clear movement and progression. Warning: close listening can produce altered states….
Confused [re. Metis 9]? I was. Emperor’s new clothes…? Given the playful nature of Park’s website, a little leg-pulling is not entirely out of the question. Nor does the questionnaire in the liner notes dispel the possibility with its mix of obfuscation and subversion…. And while the explanations left me feeling Park is clearly some kind of obscure genius—either a genius improviser or a genius charlatan, and I’m inclined towards the former—damned if on a re-listen, I didn’t think I could spot some of these tactics at play. Stroke your chin and check out the ‘interrupting continua’ emerging about two-thirds of the way through Pleonasm…. It’s fascinating to listen with that possible strategic structure in mind….
After all the preceding intensity… Stopcock’s intro—in which actual guitar strings can be discerned—is almost light relief, despite its tricky density. Then second guitar begins to play hide and seek, giving the uncanny sense of listening to two separate pieces at the same time in serendipitous juxtaposition. Cue Sikora’s ever free, ever inventive tenor and the layers are complete for a highly worthwhile finale. [Read the rest…]
— Dave Foxall (a Jazz Noise)
Also from SLAM Productions…
Just back from Birmingham after playing with Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders, and Caroline Pugh—a.k.a. Sirene 1009. I’ve been laying some groundwork for the Arts Council funded project to be premiered in Cork (more on that in the coming weeks), but we also spent a few hours recording some material which, in addition to tracks recorded during the London performance in December, will be part of our upcoming album.
Excited? Absolutely. And if you’d like to know more; hear, see or download some exclusive outtakes, intakes and sidetakes; and be first-in-line when album comes out, please signup to my newsletter:
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Development of new work to be performed in Cork funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.
Nothing directly to do with me, but… one of the most fun and adventurous gigs anywhere in the world, LUME needs our support! LUME is programming a festival of jazz and improvised music in London, and are in need of additional funding to cover artist fees and travel expenses:
This Summer, we’re rounding off our 2015/16 season of gigs with the first ever LUME Festival. On Sunday 26th June we’re taking over IKLECTIK ARTLAB near Waterloo for a one-day celebration of all things LUME: original and improvised music from the UK and beyond, friendly vibes and good times….
Our core programme of LUME gigs this year is supported by Arts Council England, and there will be part of this funding left for the festival. There’s enough to put on about three bands and have a nice evening. But after all the amazing music we’ve listened to, that’s not quite enough for us. We want to do more—and this is where you come in. With your help, we can put on everyone in the list above and pack the day full of music. We’ve also invited Gina Southgate to come and capture the day on canvas, and Alex Fiennes to record the performances! [Read the rest…]
In addition to being an incomparably energetic space for new jazz and improvised music, LUME has previously supported my work, not least by hosting the first London performance by the trio with Dominic Lash and Mark Sanders (an ensemble that would eventually morph into Sirene 1009). For those who value music work on the ‘ground level’ of a scene, this is definitely one to back!
Quick reminder, released in November 2015, A Little Brittle Music with Han-earl Park, Dominic Lash and Corey Mwamba is only available until March 31, 2016. If you want a copy, you have about four weeks.
Also available for download [more…]
Gargantius Effect +1 +2 +3 (Nor Cal, 08-2011) [details…]
Performers: Murray Campbell (violins, oboe and cor anglais), Randy McKean (saxophone, clarinets and flutes) with Han-earl Park (guitar), plus Gino Robair (energized surfaces, voltage made audible) and Scott R. Looney (hyperpiano).
(cc) 2012 Murray Campbell/Randy McKean/Han-earl Park/Gino Robair/Scott R. Looney.
04-01-16: no longer available for download.
Friday, January 29, 2016, at 1:10pm: Han-earl Park (guitar), Dominic Lash (double bass),
Mark Sanders (drums) and Caroline Pugh (voice and electronics) presented by FUAIM Music at UCC, perform at the Aula Maxima (University College Cork, Cork). Admission is free.
Hey! I’ll be performing again with Dom,
Mark and Caroline—an exemplary group of crafty, noisy, creative musicians. We just came back from a short tour of England, and I am thrilled to be able to bring this ensemble to Cork. (The tour was presented with funding from Culture Ireland, and support from SLAM Productions.)
01–28-16: sadly, Mark’s flight was cancelled. The performance will go ahead as a trio of Han, Dom and Caroline.
I’m honored to find my music standing among such amazing creative work! [Avant Music News Best of 2015…]
Screeching and scraping in an improv style, this quartet assailed the ears with a pleasing melee of noise, some of it vaguely intelligible. Caroline Pugh jabbered away in what sounded like snatches of Greek, while the guitarist Han-earl Park did impossibly intricate yet percussive stuff on his guitar fret. Mad but entertaining. It was in the backroom of a gloomy back-street boozer. When I tentatively asked the elderly landlord “Where’s the jazz tonight?”, he said “I wouldn’t call it jazz. More like a fookin’ racket.” He was right! [Read the rest…]