Author Archives: Han-earl Park

performance diary 02-14-17 (Belfast, Cork, Derry, London, Monmouth)

Mar-01-2017: Monmouth, Wales
Mar-02-2017: London, England
Mar-07-2017: Belfast, N. Ireland
Mar-08-2017: Derry, N. Ireland
Apr-07-2017: Cork, Ireland
May-19-2017: Cork, Ireland

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performance: Han-earl Park and Caroline Pugh at Glassworks, Derry

Caroline Pugh (photo copyright 2016 Jordan Hutchings)

March 8, 2017: Han-earl Park and Caroline Pugh perform at The Glassworks, Derry. Believe it or now, this will be Caroline and my first performance in duo configuration. So, Derry-folk, you get to hear it first!

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Sirene 1009 (London and Monmouth, March 2017)

Sirene 1009 (London and Monmouth)

March 2017: Sirene 1009 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Dominic Lash: double bass; Mark Sanders: drums; and Caroline Pugh: voice and electronics) will be performing at the Queens Head Inn, Monmouth, and IKLECTIK, London. It’s a very special group, and I’m honored to find myself in its company.

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out now! Sirene 1009 (BAF000)

‘Sirene 1009’ (BAF000) with Han-earl Park, Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders and Caroline Pugh (artwork copyright 2017, Han-earl Park)

January 31, 2017: just released! Eponymous first album by Sirene 1009 is out now (compact disc and digital download). Sirene 1009 is the cyborg virtuosity of Han-earl Park, the indomitable low-end growl of Dominic Lash, the unstoppable hits and clangs of Mark Sanders, and the controlled vocal mayhem of Caroline Pugh.

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Seven days and counting… (Kuramoto Synchronization)

Kuramoto Synchronization is the kind of recording that, had I not had another album scheduled, would have been its own release. I think the performance really shows off Dom’s steady-handed, assured skills as an improviser. And if you don’t know Caroline’s work, I think this might be an excellent place to start—she sounds phenomenal here. (Oh, yes, and because the weather conspired to cancel Mark’s flight, you get to hear three non-drummers alternately playing the role of the percussionist.)

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performance diary 01-24-17 (Belfast, Cork, Derry, London, Monmouth)

Feb-03-2017: Cork, Ireland
Mar-01-2017: Monmouth, Wales
Mar-02-2017: London, England
Mar-07-2017: Belfast, N. Ireland
Mar-08-2017: Derry, N. Ireland
Apr-07-2017: Cork, Ireland
May-19-2017: Cork, Ireland

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improvisation, animation, sociality, tradition and politics (a Jazz Noise: 7 Questions)

Eris 136199: Han-earl Park, Catherine Sikora and Nick Didkovsky (Douglass Street Music Collective, Brooklyn, June 5, 2013). Photo copyright 2013 Scott Friedlander.

Over at a Jazz Noise, you can read my answers to Dave Foxall’s 7 Questions such as my take on collaboration or what I seek in collaborators; what and who I’ve been listening to; what I’ve got planned; my take on the late-capitalist bootleg economy; and about my non-musical influences. Plus you can hear an exclusive track from Sirene 1009!

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into the unknown (reviews: Sirene 1009)

‘Sirene 1009’ (BAF000) with Han-earl Park, Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders and Caroline Pugh (artwork copyright 2017, Han-earl Park)

Animals? minerals? and monsters? “A cyborg slowly coming to terms with having a consciousness”? “drums like an octopus”? The first reviews of ‘Sirene 1009’ (BAF000), the CD/digital download album by Han-earl Park, Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders and Caroline Pugh.

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Sirene 1009 at Brilliant Corners, Belfast

Sirene 1009 (Belfast)

March 7, 2017: Sirene 1009 (Han-earl Park, Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders and Caroline Pugh) perform as part of Brilliant Corners. With support from FAINT+ (Franziska Schroeder, Pedro Rebelo and Steve Davis with Ricardo Jacinto), the event takes place at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast.

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performance diary 01-08-17 (Belfast, Cork, Monmouth)

Sirene 1009: Han-earl Park, Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders and Caroline Pugh

Mar-01-2017: Monmouth, Wales
Mar-07-2017: Belfast, N. Ireland
Apr-07-2017: Cork, Ireland

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Sirene 1009 (BAF000)

‘Sirene 1009’ (BAF000) with Han-earl Park, Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders and Caroline Pugh (artwork copyright 2017, Han-earl Park)

Muffled junkyard hammering (clangs! thud! snaps!) beat unlikely counter-rhythms; a suspension bridge rumbles in the turbulence with subwoofer scratches; bad traffic and extreme weather conspire elemental percussion; a broken public address system splutters and loops, evoking the intelligible.

Eponymous first album by Sirene 1009. Sirene 1009 is the cyborg virtuosity of Han-earl Park, the indomitable low-end growl of Dominic Lash, the unstoppable hits and clangs of Mark Sanders, and the controlled vocal mayhem of Caroline Pugh.

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Kuramoto Synchronization

Out now: the complete recording of the January 29, 2016 performance by Han-earl Park (guitar), Dominic Lash (double bass) and Caroline Pugh (voice and tape recorder). Available for a limited time, you can get the album with pre-orders of the CD/digital album ‘Sirene 1009.’

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