Discography

A selection of releases by Han-earl Park. Please contact me if you have any comments or questions regarding obtaining these recordings. (See downloads page for additional releases.)

Copyright: unless otherwise noted, all audio and video excerpts, artwork, cover graphics, texts, titles, etc. copyright their respective owners, and not covered under a Creative Commons license.

compact discs

Numbers

CD cover of ‘Numbers’ (CS 201 cd) with Richard Barrett and Han-earl Park (copyright 2012, Creative Sources Recordings)

‘Numbers’ (CS 201 cd) CD cover

Performers: Richard Barrett (electronics) and Han-earl Park (guitar). [About this duo…] [More about this recording…]

Lively, relevant, dizzying electroacoustic music; music that seems to be daring us to try and catch it.

— François Couture (Monsieur Délire)

The fractured phrases that erupt throughout this disc often sound like just one musician playing…. Completely unique, exciting and engaging.

— Bruce Lee Gallanter (Downtown Music Gallery)

By means of an intricate web of sonic hiccups, scrapes, scouring, gluts, gargles and cuts, they build an acoustic lucid computational delirium, whose trajectory is impossible to outguess.

— Vito Camarretta (Chain D.L.K.)

Bazillions of events… for the joy of individuals who take pleasure in getting their brain zapped and scrambled by the rivalry between transonic beauty and extreme structural atomization. This is in fact a full hour of frantically jagged live improvisation….

— Massimo Ricci (Touching Extremes)

Kaleidoscopic music, a rubato flux of superimposed noises in which lightning-fast progression from one galvanising sound event (noise thru silence) to another, and the musicians’ constant attention to overall form… it’s music of the moment, a process of constantly tweaked evolutionary recombination.

— Tim Owen (Dalston Sound)

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Recorded March 10, 2011 at the Institute of Sonology, The Hague. Recorded by Richard Barrett and Han-earl Park. Mixed by Richard Barrett. Design and artwork by Carlos Santos. Released February 2012 by Creative Sources Recordings.

Total duration: 60:00.

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io 0.0.1 beta++

‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531) CD cover (copyright 2011, Han-earl Park)

‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531) CD cover

Performers: io 0.0.1 beta++ (itself), Han-earl Park (guitar), Bruce Coates (alto and sopranino saxophones) and Franziska Schroeder (soprano saxophone). [About this ensemble…] [More about this recording…]

This quartet (or faux-quartet, if you prefer) performs demanding free improvisation calling on a range of extended techniques. Pieces of dismantled gestures, destabilizing timbres, and impressive synergy.

— François Couture (Monsieur Délire)

Were the album as good as its closing track, well… we’d only have a good album, nothing more. But—surprise!—as per its title, we have an ‘unknown quantity’ called io 0.0.1 beta++: a ‘musical automaton’ created by Han-earl Park whose improvising—so rich when it comes to timbres (which are sometimes more than a bit old-fashioned, a fact that goes well with its bizarre physical aspect, so reminiscent of 50s sci-fi movies), so mysterious when it comes to its decision-making—works as a valuable stimulus for its fellow musicians.

— Beppe Colli (CloudsandClocks)

Rare is that these three human musicians are improvising with a machine called io 0.0.1 beta…. Io was constructed by Han-earl Park and is an integral part of this quartet…. The music made by this quartet is improvised and does make sense. Both saxists work well together, cautiously bending their notes around one another while Han-earl also plays fragmented sounds on his guitar. Io also adds its own diverse yet fractured sounds to the blend. On “Pioneer: Dance” Mr. [Bruce] Coates plays slightly twisted alto sax while io adds similar textural sounds. If I didn’t know better, I would think that this was a successful session of European improv by a quartet of gifted yet thoughtful [human] players who take their time to explore similar textures and terrain together. I am not so sure that machines will ever take the place of human improvisers in the future, however this disc shows that someone is working in the right direction.”

— Bruce Lee Gallanter (Downtown Music Gallery)

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Recorded May 25 and 26 2010 at the Ó Riada Hall, UCC Music Building, Cork, and on August 19 2010 at C-ALTO Labs, Cork. Recorded and mixed by Han-earl Park. Artwork and design by Han-earl Park. Released August 2011 by SLAM Productions.

Total duration: 63:57.

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Mathilde 253

‘Mathilde 253’ (SLAMCD 528) CD cover

‘Mathilde 253’ (SLAMCD 528) CD cover

Performers: Charles Hayward (drums, percussion and melodica), Han-earl Park (guitar) and Ian Smith (trumpet and flugelhorn) plus Lol Coxhill (saxophone). [About this ensemble…] [More about this recording…]

Smith favors long mongrelly growls and scales that ascend and descend in illogical ways, like the stairs in an M C Escher print. Hayward has a very distinct sense of time underneath the freedom…. This is an exciting new venture…. One can reasonably expect unexpected things from Park, who is a delightful shape-shifter and Smith always repays the closest attention, and claims it with sudden open-horn breakouts if the fabric of the music gets too smooth and uninflected. Great stuff….

— Brian Morton (Point of Departure)

Ordered and entwining… a tapestry of choice: that of another Mathilde, of a complete beauty.

— Guillaume Belhomme (Le son du grisli)

This new improvising group… draws disparate personalities into one eccentric orbit…. A very satisfying debut.

— Daniel Spicer (Jazzwise)

The playing here is very fine, a tightly woven mass of sounds with no one real dominating voice but each musician expressive and energetic.”

— Richard Pinnell (The Watchful Ear)

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Recorded April 18, 2010 at Cafe OTO, London, England. Recorded and mixed by Chris Trent. Mastered by Han-earl Park. Artwork and design by Han-earl Park. Photographs by Seán Kelly. Released January 2011 by SLAM Productions.

Total duration: 74:37.

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Boolean Transforms

‘Boolean Transforms’ CD cover

‘Boolean Transforms’ CD cover

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

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.

— Bruce Lee Gallanter (Downtown Music Gallery, NY)

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

Total duration: 41:37.

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Live at the Glucksman gallery, Cork

‘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).

The more I listened closely, the more subtle interplay I heard. This is another one of those low-key gems that truly stands once you give a fair chance.

— Bruce Lee Gallanter (Downtown Music Gallery, NY)


Recorded February 11, 2009 at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland. Recorded and mixed by Jamie Smith. Artwork and design by Jamie Smith. Released 2009 by Owlhouse Recordings.

Total duration: 46:09.

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Occidental Oriental Occidentalism

‘Occidental Oriental Occidentalism’ CD cover

‘Occidental Oriental Occidentalism’ CD cover

Performers: Han-earl Park (guitarist) and Esprit (guitar).

Recorded by Han-earl Park on June 15, 2007 at the Ó Riada Hall, Cork, Ireland, and constructed by Han-earl Park on September 25, 2007 at C-ALTO Labs, Cork. Artwork and design by Han-earl Park. Released 2007 by buster & friends d’da. Recording licensed under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 License.

Total duration: 18:43 (mini CD).

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

Unavailable at present [Details…]. Please contact me if you’d like to get this recording.

Technological (Melo)dramas

‘Technological (Melo)dramas’ CD cover

‘Technological (Melo)dramas’ CD cover

Performers: Han-earl Park (guitarist) and Esprit (guitar) with io 0.0.1 beta (itself) and HAL68000 (voice).

Recorded by Han-earl Park during April 2006 at C-ALTO Labs, Cork, Ireland. Artwork by Han-ter Park, design by Han-earl Park. Released 2006 by buster & friends d’da.

Total duration: 21:58 (mini CD).

I Have Heard The Light

‘I Have Heard The Light’ CD cover

‘I Have Heard The Light’ CD cover

Performers: The Church of Sonology: siblings resplendent (violin, voice and audio manipulations), boundless (voice and poetry), root (diffusion and audio manipulations), liaison (guitar, voice and audio manipulations), kumar (drums and voice), vespucci (keyboards, voice and audio manipulations), seabass (voice and sonolog), io (itself) and others.

Recorded by the You are Hear/Resonance FM team on May 13, 2002 at Resonance FM, London, England, and by sibling root on October 28, 2002 at dialogues 2002 at The City Café, Edinburgh, Scotland. Additional material recorded and/or constructed by siblings vespucci, liaison and resplendent at Nimbus Studios (Southampton, England), C-ALTO Labs (Southampton, England), and De Illusie (Den Haag, The Netherlands). Mastered by siblings vespucci and liaison at C-ALTO Labs and Nimbus Studios. Artwork and design by sibling liaison. Released 2004 by The Church of Sonology.

Total duration: 47:53.

buster & friends’ sampler

‘buster & friends’ sampler’ CD cover

‘buster & friends’ sampler’ CD cover

Performers: Han-earl Park (guitar, kazoo, software, construction and scores) with Murray Campbell (violin, voice, sheep, stunts, miscellaneous weirdness), Koen Nutters (bass, heavy metal cues), Sander Lopes Cardozo (drums), io 0.0.1 beta (itself), Table (score), AMM™ (commercial synth box), Melanie L. Marshall (card dealing and red dress), Peter O’Doherty (ocarina) and others.

Recorded during 1997 and 2001 by several engineers in Amsterdam and Den Haag, The Netherlands, and Southampton, England. Artwork and design by Han-earl Park. Released 2001 by buster & friends d’da.

Total duration: 42:30.

io 0.0.1 beta

‘io 0.0.1 beta’ CD cover

‘io 0.0.1 beta’ CD cover

Performers: io 0.0.1 beta (itself) with Murray Campbell (violin) and Han-earl Park (guitar).

Recorded by Murray Campbell and Han-earl Park on December 6, 2000 at De Illusie, Den Haag, The Netherlands. Mastered by Han-earl Park at the Department of Music, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Artwork and design by Han-earl Park. Released 2001 by buster & friends d’da.

Total duration: 28:02.

downloads

Some of the compact disc releases (io 0.0.1 beta++ and Mathilde 253, for example) are also available as downloads. Also, see downloads page for CC licensed, free or ‘name your price’ download releases hosted at busterandfriends.com or hanearlpark.bandcamp.com.

artillery

‘artillery’ (VMDL11)  (copyright 2011, Han-earl Park / Vicmod Records)

‘artillery’ (VMDL11) artwork

Performers: Han-earl Park (guitar) and Richard Scott (electronics).

Recorded on October 23, 2010 at Richard Scott’s studio, Berlin. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Richard Scott. Artwork and design by Han-earl Park. Released 2011 by Vicmod Records.

Total duration: 44:44.

Download available from Vicmod Records.

Frimp podcast III

Performers: Bruce Coates and Paul Dunmall (saxophones), Trevor Lines (bass), and Han-earl Park and Jamie Smith (guitars).

Recorded by Chris Trent on November 1, 2007 at FrImp, Birmingham, England. Released 2009 by frimp.co.uk.

Total duration: 74:55.

Download available from frimp.co.uk.

anthologies

The $100 Guitar Project

‘The $100 Guitar Project’ (BRIDGE 9381A/B)

‘The $100 Guitar Project’ (BRIDGE 9381A/B) CD cover

Includes ‘apophenia: A atomic symphony in 10 movements ii you seek iii a comfortable spot to listen iv to this v track the sofa perhaps vi or the vii floor however viii standing hand ix suspended over the volume x control you xi find that xii it is’ by Han-earl Park. Released 2013 by Bridge Records.

Duration of ‘apophenia: A atomic symphony in 10 movements ii you seek iii a comfortable spot to listen iv to this v track the sofa perhaps vi or the vii floor however viii standing hand ix suspended over the volume x control you xi find that xii it is’: 1:07.

CD available from Bridge Records.

Rediscovering Locality: A Sonology of Cork Sound Art+

Includes ‘nine fifty-nine is divisible by seven (excerpt)’ by Murray Campbell (violin), Marian Murray (violin) and Han-earl Park (guitar). Recorded by Han-earl Park on June 12, 2008 at Stet Lab, Cork, Ireland. Released 2009 by farpoint recordings.

Duration of ‘nine fifty-nine is divisible by seven (excerpt)’: 4:59.

CD available from farpoint recordings.
The complete ‘nine fifty-nine is divisible by seven’ is available to download from Stet Lab.

The Frog Peak Collaborations Project

‘The Frog Peak Collaboration Project’ CD cover

‘The Frog Peak Collaboration Project’ CD cover

Includes ‘electronic study for limited resources 3’ by Han-earl Park. Released 1997 by Frog Peak Music.

Duration of ‘electronic study for limited resources 3’: 1:02.

CD available from Frog Peak Music.

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