Note of thanks for the performances in Manchester, Cambridge and London. Thanks in particular to our hosts (their partners and cats) and organizers: David Birchall and everyone at Tubers; David Grundy; and Alex Ward at Boat-ting (and hope you feel better soon, Sibyl Madrigal). Kudos to all the performers who shares the stage, and to Peter Fay for the documentation [more images…]. And, as always, thanks to all those who came to hear real-time music!
As for The Uncanny Dom Lash and The Astonishing Corey Mwamba, I’ll take off my hat, and bow down, to your formidable and generous musicality (a diabolical combination). I think we made music sometimes brittle, always unexpected, with no gesture lost in play.
Some things to take away from this micro-tour: talking ‘scene’ (creative communities and geographies) with David Birchall, Rex Casswell, Corey and Cathy Heyden; paying The Racially Diverse Trio of Nerdy Guys in comics (thanks to Free Comic Book Day); revisiting my take on soundart and music; finding, with Dom and Rex, unexpected musical possibilities in the imagined names of the royal baby; watching Bark! in motion—off and on-stage—an ensemble that plays like a joke where the punchline never arrives (and it’s awesome); Dom saying that “the details need to work harder”; Steve Beresford telling tales of improvised music past and present; being reminded what an imaginative, crafty and resourceful drummer Steve Noble is (he gives so much for his partners to work with); witnessing the joy of someone coax the musical from unmusical resources (Sonic Pleasure sounding masonry); performing our last gig while Dom’s bass gained a buzz and my guitar’s bridge pickup cr*pped out….
…Talking of which, if you’ll excuse me, I have a guitar to open-up and examine (and hopefully repair before Belfast).
Tonight (Sunday, May 3, 2015), at 7:00pm: Han-earl Park (guitar) and Dominic Lash (double bass), plus David Grundy and Martin Hackett, perform at Robinson College Music Room (Grange Road, Cambridge CB3 9AN, England). Admission free.
- Manchester, May 2: Han-earl Park (guitar), Dominic Lash (double bass) and Corey Mwamba (vibraphone) perform as part of Tubers MiniFestival at St. Margaret’s Church (Rufford Road, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8AE). Admission: £8.
[Performance diary entry…] [Tubers page…] [Facebook event…]
- Cambridge, May 3: Han-earl Park (guitar) and Dominic Lash (double bass), plus David Grundy and Martin Hackett, perform at Robinson College Music Room (Grange Road, Cambridge CB3 9AN, England). Admission free.
[Performance diary entry…]
- London, May 4: Han-earl Park (guitar) and Dominic Lash (double bass) perform at Boat-ting (Bar & Co., Temple Pier, Embankment, London WC2R, England). Admission: £8 (£5).
[Performance diary entry…] [Boat-ting…]
Hope to see y’all at these events!
|May 2, 2015||St. Margaret’s Church
Manchester M16 8AE
|5:00pm||Han-earl Park (guitar) and Dominic Lash (double bass) with Corey Mwamba (vibraphone) as part of the Tubers MiniFestival. Also performing: Bark! (Rex Casswell, Phillip Marks and Paul Obermayer), Cathy Heyden and Rogier Smal, Roseanne Robertson, Vitalija Glovackyte and Joe Snape, and Ortho Stice. Admission: £8.
[Details…] [Tubers pags…]
|May 3, 2015||Music Room
Cambridge CB3 9AN
|Han-earl Park (guitar) and Dominic Lash (double bass). Also performing: . Admission free.
|May 4, 2015||Bar & Co.
London WC2R, England
|8:30pm (doors: 8:00pm)||Han-earl Park (guitar) and Dominic Lash (double bass) presented by Boat-ting. Also performing: Steve Noble (drums), Massimo Magee (saxophone) and Tom Wheatly (double bass); Tom Jackson (clarinet), Benedict Taylor (viola) and Daniel Thompson (guitar); Crush!!! (Ian MacGowan: trumpet; Sonic Pleasure: masonry; and Mark Browne: saxophone); and Sibyl Madrigal (poetry) and Alex Ward (clarinet). Admission: £8 (£5).
[Details…] [Boat-ting page…]
|May 29 and 30, 2015||Sonic Arts Research Centre
Belfast, N. Ireland
|Han-earl Park participates in the Just Improvisation symposium organized by Translating Improvisation.
|2015–||Europe||I am based in Europe as of 2014, and I am seeking performance opportunities for, in particular, my Europe-based projects including Numbers (with Richard Barrett), Mathilde 253 (with Charles Hayward and Ian Smith), and my trio with Dominic Lash and Mark Sanders. Interested promoters, venues and sponsors, please get in touch!|