CD available: Mathilde 253

‘Mathilde 253’ (SLAMCD 528) CD cover
‘Mathilde 253’ (SLAMCD 528) CD cover

Released as part of SLAM Productions’s January 2011 CD catalog: Mathilde 253’s eponymous debut CD (SLAMCD 528).

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teaser (photomontage by Jenny Gallego)

description

Charles Hayward (drums, percussion and melodica), Han-earl Park (guitar), Ian Smith (trumpet and flugelhorn), Lol Coxhill (saxophone) tracks 6 and 7. Mathilde 253 is the real-time musical meeting between legendary avant-rock drummer Charles Hayward (This Heat, Massacre), “careful and crafty” guitarist Han-earl Park (Paul Dunmall, Kato Hideki), and mainstay of the London improvised music scene Ian Smith (Derek Bailey, London Improvisers’ Orchestra). Mathilde 253 was born out of an opportunity to explore the spontaneous mashup of avant-rock, African-American creative musics, European free improvisation and noise. Joined by the veteran iconoclastic saxophonist Lol Coxhill, this recording documents the weaving of physical virtuosity and humorous sound poetics, a patchwork of restraint, subtlety and recklessness.

Recorded live at Cafe OTO, London on April 18 2010. Recorded and mixed by Chris Trent. Mastered by Han-earl Park.

Design and artwork by Han-earl Park. Photographs by Seán Kelly.

Thanks to Hamish Dunbar and Keiko Yamamoto at Cafe OTO, Chris Trent, Alex Fiennes, Kato Hideki, Han-ter Park, Melanie L Marshall and Jeffrey Weeter.

All music by Charles Hayward, Han-earl Park and Ian Smith, except tracks 6–7 by Lol Coxhill, Charles Hayward, Han-earl Park and Ian Smith.

© 2010 Han-earl Park. ℗ 2010 SLAM Productions.

personnel

Mathilde 253: Charles Hayward (drums, percussion, melodica), Han-earl Park (guitar) and Ian Smith (trumpet, flugelhorn), plus Lol Coxhill (saxophone; tracks 6 and 7).

track listing

Kalimantan (18:29), Similkameen (8:22), Ishikari (10:09), Jixi (8:09), Matanuska (6:52), Aachen (11:42), Oaxaca (10:52). Total duration: 74:37.

Download of the Day at All About Jazz

I’m very happy and honored to be featured as Download of the Day at All About Jazz. ‘Chorale’ by Franziska Schroeder and myself is All About Jazz’ featured download for today! (Although mistakenly attributed to another recording by Paul Dunmall and myself; sorry Franziska.) [Download the rest of the performance…]

Downtown Music Gallery: Paul Dunmall and Han-earl Park, ‘Boolean Transforms’

‘Boolean Transforms’ CD cover
‘Boolean Transforms’ CD cover

Bruce Lee Gallanter (Downtown Music Gallery) takes some time to say some nice things about ‘Boolean Transforms’ by Paul Dunmall and myself [more info on this recording…].

The intensity & close-knit interaction has increased to a near boil, simmering hotter and hotter…. [The] more I hear the more the sympathetic counter-balance comes closer and even more spirited.

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Which means, in part, that you can get your copy from Downtown Music Gallery in addition to Mind Your Own Music and here.

audio recordings: Han-earl Park and Franziska Schroeder (Cork, 03–26–09)

Update: This recording has been rereleased! The new edition adds liner notes by Áine Sheil, and the option to download the recording in multiple formats including lossless. [Listen, download and more…]

The complete recording of the March 26, 2009 performance by Franziska Schroeder and myself is now available for download below.

I’m very happy to finally make these available. In many respects, all my playing subsequent to this duet has been in response to, and a follow-up on, the implications of this performance. Big thanks to Franziska for sharing the journey on this one.

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Han-earl Park (guitar) and Franziska Schroeder (saxophone).

Recorded on March 26, 2009 at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork. Recorded and mixed by Han-earl Park.

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http://www.sarc.qub.ac.uk/~fschroeder/

Above recordings (Chorale, Scatter and Nova) released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License. Please attribute the recordings to Han-earl Park and Franziska Schroeder.

updates

04–22–12: withdraw tracks in anticipation of the rerelease.
06–12–12: new edition released! [Listen, download and more…]

video recordings: Paul Dunmall and Han-earl Park, ‘Boolean Transforms’

A couple of short video clips of the November 6, 2009 performance by Paul Dunmall and myself. The full concert available on the CD ‘Boolean Transforms’ [Get the CD…].

video credits

Improvised music performance by Paul Dunmall (saxophone and bagpipes) and Han-earl Park (guitar).

Video: John Hough
Audio: Han-earl Park

Presented by the UCC Concert Series at the Ó Riada Hall, UCC School of Music, Cork, Ireland, on November 6, 2009. Thanks to Paul O’Donnell, Jesse Ronneau, Carmel Daly and John Hough.

Full concert available on DUNS Limited Edition CD ‘Boolean Transforms’ (DLE 067).

© 2010 Dunmall/Park

CD available: Paul Dunmall and Han-earl Park, ‘Boolean Transforms’

The audio CD ‘Boolean Transforms’ by Paul Dunmall and myself has been released on DUNS Limited Edition, and a very limited number of these are available for purchase from this site [more…]. ‘Boolean Transforms’ documents some of my best playing to date, and I am honored to be represented on Paul’s audio newsletter.

‘Boolean Transforms’ CD cover
‘Boolean Transforms’ CD cover

Performers: Paul Dunmall (saxophone and bagpipes) and Han-earl Park (guitar).

Recorded by Han-earl Park on November 6, 2009 at the Ó Riada Hall, UCC Music Building, Cork, Ireland. Artwork and design by Han-earl Park. Released 2010 by DUNS Limited Edition.

Total duration: 41 minutes, 37 seconds.

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Still available…

‘Live at the Glucksman gallery, Cork’
‘Occidental Oriental Occidentalism’

updates

09–16–12: belatedly remove PayPal purchase option [reason…]

Human-Machine Improvisations (Cork, 2010) on RTÉ: Morning Ireland

Human-Machine Improvisations (Cork, 2010) poster
poster (click to download PDF…)

I just did a short spot on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland. Plugged the Human-Machine Improvisations (Cork, 2010) gig, and they also played a snippet of Bruce Coates with io 0.0.1 beta++ (audio recording below). I wonder how often improvised music gets on the national news 😉

beta test 05-12-09_03 [mp3″]
io 0.0.1 beta++ (itself) with Bruce Coates (saxophone). Beta test May 12, 2009.

audio and video recordings: Sonorities 2009

Thanks to Franziska Schroeder, audio and video documentation of the performance on May 16th 2009 at the Sonic Arts Research Center, Belfast, N. Ireland (the closing concert of Sonorities 2009) is now online.

The performers were Chris Corrigan, Manuela Meier, Pauline Oliveros, Gascia Ouzounian, Han-earl Park, Pedro Rebelo, Franziska Schroeder, Justin Yang, plus Chris Chafe and Doug Van Nort. [Details…]

arts council logo

My trip to Belfast was made possible with the generous support of the Arts Council of Ireland.

video recordings: Dunmall-Park-Sanders-Smith

Video clips of the February 11th 2009 performance by myself with Paul Dunmall, Mark Sanders and Jamie Smith are now on YouTube.

video credits

Improvised music performance by Paul Dunmall (saxophone), Han-earl Park (guitar), Mark Sanders (drums) and Jamie Smith (guitar).

Video: John Hough.
Audio: Jamie Smith.

Presented by the UCC Concert Series at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland, on February 11 2009, during the exhibition Eye for An Eye: Representations of Conflict in 20th Century Ireland.

Thanks to Paul O’Donnell, Jesse Ronneau, Ciarán Meade, Carmel Daly, John Hough and Chris Paton.

Full concert available on the CD ‘Live at the Glucksman Gallery, Cork’, Owlhouse Recordings (owlcd002).

© 2009 dunmall/park/sanders/smith

Rediscovering Locality: A Sonology of Cork Sound Art+

Curated by Danny McCarthy as part of ArtTrail, and in association with farpoint recordings, the CD Rediscovering Locality: A Sonology of Cork Sound Art+ includes an excerpt from the improvisations by Murray Campbell, Marian Murray and myself from the June 2008 Stet Lab. [Details…]

CDs available: ‘Live at the Glucksman gallery, Cork’ and ‘Occidental Oriental Occidentalism’

‘Live at the Glucksman gallery, Cork’ and ‘Occidental Oriental Occidentalism’ are now available for purchase from this site with payment handled by PayPal. [More info…] Please contact me if you have any comments or questions regarding obtaining these recordings.

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

Performers: Han-earl Park (guitar), Paul Dunmall (saxophone), Mark Sanders (drums) and Jamie Smith (guitar). [More info and audio samples…]

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‘Occidental Oriental Occidentalism’ CD cover
‘Occidental Oriental Occidentalism’ CD cover

Performers: Han-earl Park (guitarist) and Esprit (guitar). [More info and audio sample…]

Note: this is a 80mm mini CD! (Some CD drives, slot-loading drives in particular, may have problems with these.)

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updates

09–16–12: belatedly remove PayPal purchase option [reason…]