audio recordings: updates

Samples from the March 26th 2009 performance by Han-earl Park and Franziska Schroeder, and the February 11th 2009 by Paul Dunmall, Han-earl Park, Mark Sanders, Jamie Smith are now online. [More…]

Downtown Music Gallery: Dunmall-Park-Sanders-Smith

‘Live at the Glucksman gallery, Cork’ CD cover
‘Live at the Glucksman gallery, Cork’ CD cover

Bruce Lee Gallanter of the Downtown Music Gallery has some nice things to say about the ParkDunmallSandersSmith CD [More info on this recording…]. Here’s, for example, is his take on the Park-Sanders duet:

Careful, crafty and well-played with that restrained yet fractured guitar that sounds so good. Han-Earl sound seems to be in between Derek Bailey & Philip Gibbs.

[Read the rest…]

Like I said, I’ll make the CD available shortly via busterandfriends.com (and it will be available as a download from frimp.co.uk), but in the meantime, if you want a copy, just drop me an email

…or, you could always walk down to the Downtown Music Gallery 😉

audio recordings: Dunmall-Park-Sanders-Smith

‘Live at the Glucksman gallery, Cork’ CD cover
‘Live at the Glucksman gallery, Cork’ CD cover

A box of CDs has just arrived! This is the recording of the February 11th 2009 performance by myself with Paul Dunmall, Mark Sanders and Jamie Smith. A big thanks to Jamie (and Owlhouse Recordings) for all the work put into the production.

I’ll make the CD available shortly via busterandfriends.com (and it will be available as a download from frimp.co.uk), but in the meantime, if you want a copy, just drop me an email.

audio recordings: FrImp (Birmingham, 11–01–07)

Audio recordings of the the Frimp event from way back (Birmingham, November 1st 2007) are now available in their entirety from frimp.co.uk. The recordings features Bruce Coates and Paul Dunmall (saxophones), Trevor Lines (bass), and Han-earl Park and Jamie Smith (guitars). [Here’s a sample…]

io 0.0.1 beta++ and Stet Lab updates

Site updates to io 0.0.1 beta++ and Stet Lab.

Stet Lab

12–12–08: Audio recordings of the December 2008 Lab (with Bruce Coates, Sarah O’Halloran, Neil O’Loghlan, Han-earl Park and others) are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. [More info…]

The first Lab of 2009 will take place on January 12th [details…].

io 0.0.1 beta++

12–15–08: Audio recordings from the December 8th 2008 beta tests with saxophonist Bruce Coates are available. Reports to follow…

io 0.0.1 beta++ and Stet Lab updates

Site updates to io 0.0.1 beta++ and Stet Lab.

io 0.0.1 beta++

First round of reports (including audio recordings) from the November beta tests: by Franziska Schroeder and by Han-earl Park.

Stet Lab

Audio recordings of the November Stet Lab are available. The last Stet Lab of 2008 will take place on December 8th [details…].

news pre-wordpressification

News items pre-dating the move to WordPress…

2008

July 14th

Audio recordings of the July Stet Lab (featuring Mike Hurley) are available. Stet Lab will return in October 2008 (details).

July 1st

‘In Conversation with an Automaton’, my article on io 0.0.1 beta, is published in the Leonardo Electronic Almanac.

June 27th

New venue and earlier start time for the July 10th 2008 Stet Lab. (details).

June 15th

Audio recordings of the June Stet Lab available. The next Stet Lab (featuring Mike Hurley) will be on Thursday, July 10th 2008 (details).

May 21st

Relaunch, reconstruct and redesign the Stet Lab website. (Please note the changes to the news feed.).

May 9th

Audio recordings of the May Stet Lab available. The next Stet Lab (featuring Murray Campbell) will be on Thursday, June 12th 2008 (details).

April 18th

Audio recordings of the April Stet Lab available. The next Stet Lab on Thursday, May 8th 2008 (details).

March 22nd

Add audio recordings from the March 14th guitar-guitarist duets.

Also, audio recordings of the March Stet Lab available. The next Stet Lab on Thursday, April 10th 2008 (details).

March 18th

Add audio excerpt of the performance by Bruce Coates, Paul Dunmall, Trevor Lines, Han-earl Park and Jamie Smith from Birmingham, November 1st 2007. (The complete recording is available from frimp.co.uk.)

March 5th

STOP PRESS: new date for March Stet Lab and guitar-guitarist duets: Friday, March 14th 2008 (details).

February 17th

Audio recordings of the February 14th 2008 Stet Lab available. Next Stet Lab on Thursday, March 13th 2008 Friday, March 14th 2008 (details).

The first public performance in Ireland of the guitar-guitarist duets will follow the March Lab (details).

January 4th

Launch the new io 0.0.1 beta++ web site. (Old site remains available.)

Add video recordings of the performance by Murray Campbell and Han-earl Park from Brighton, November 28th 2007.

2007

December 19th

Next Stet Lab on Thursday, January 10th 2007 (details), and audio recordings of the December 13th 2007 event available.

November 11th

Next Stet Lab on Thursday, December 13th 2007 (details), and audio recordings of the November 8th 2007 event available.

October 27th

Yet more changes the performance schedule: addition of a November 27th London gig and the finalization of the details for the November 8th and November 9th events in Cork.

October 21st

Changes to the performance schedule: new Edinburgh gig on November 26th 2007. Thanks to all, and Martin Parker and Lin Zhang in particular, for helping patch-up the cancelled Edinburgh gig.

October 12th

Changes to the performance schedule: one additions (including the launch of Stet Lab) and one cancellation: Stet Lab will launch on November 8th 2007.

The Edinburgh gig on November 26th 2007 has been cancelled. I am currently seeking alternative arrangements. If you can help, or have any suggestions, please contact me.

September 12th

Launch the new website at www.busterandfriends.com. I expect the usual teething problems, so please contact me if you find any bugs. Currently the audio/video files are still hosted at music.calarts.edu, but, as more stuff is updated in the coming weeks, these should also migrate here. Many thanks to music.calarts.edu for hosting us for so long.

Begin the process of retiring the old copyright agreement, and replacing it with Creative Commons Licenses.

June 15th

Revision 0.0.4 of the duets between guitar and guitarist is in preparation.

2006

September 27th

Han begins teaching a course—Safety First: strategies towards minimizing danger in improvisation—at the Department of Music, UCC

May 11th

Revision 0.0.3α (recorded April 2006) of Han and Esprit’s guitar-guitarist duets.

February 13th

Add quicktime movie of Lines with the live soundtrack recorded Amsterdam, August 28th 1998.

2005

August

buster & friends’ d’da relocates to Cork, Ireland.

2004

July 5th

C-ALTO Labs presents a preview of project HZ.

February 27th

The guitar-guitarist duets goes public as part of dialogues 2004, Edinburgh.

January 8th

buster & friends are co-sponsored Project Dada (Southampton) with the mission to investigate something by someone, somewhere at sometime.

January 5th

Revision 0.0.2α of the duets between guitar and guitarist.