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thanks: Eris 136199 (Hamburg, Copenhagen, Cheltenham, Derby and Newcastle, November 2017)

Eris 136199

This has been my favorite tour! Excellent company, exemplary hosts, faultless, above-and-beyond support from all. Everyone here worked so hard for no material gain to make the musicians’ journey as effortless as possible. My hosts have reminded me why we all do this; that creative music brings gradations and spectra to the sometimes hard-edged world, that it refuses and resists and rewrites the 1-bit world into something altogether more colorful and toneful and rhythmic and noisy. I am forever grateful; it was a true pleasure to work with y’all.

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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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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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tonight: Josh Sinton, Han-earl Park and Dominic Lash presented by A Little Bit of Nothing, Derby

Tonight (November 15, 2016), at 6:30pm.: Josh Sinton (saxophone), Han-earl Park (guitar) and Dominic Lash (double bass) perform at The Bless (11–17 Chapel Street, Derby DE1 3GU, England). Admission: £10 (under 18s free).

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performances: Josh Sinton, Han-earl Park and Dominic Lash (Derby, Newcastle and Sheffield, November 2016)

Josh Sinton (saxophone), Han-earl Park (guitar) and Dominic Lash (double bass) will be playing a short tour of England in November 2016 (see the performance diary for up-to-date info): Sheffield, November 10, 2016: Over The Top (78 Kingfield Road, S11 9AU). Presented by Mick Beck. 8:00pm. [Performance diary entry…] Newcastle, November 13, 2016: Bridge Hotel […]

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performance diary 09-28-16 (Belfast, Cork, Derby, Newcastle, Sheffield)

Nov-10-2016: Sheffield, England
Nov-13-2016: Newcastle, England
Nov-15-2016: Derby, England
Mar-07-2017: Belfast, N. Ireland
Apr-07-2017: Cork, Ireland

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A Little Brittle Music (limited availability!)

Update: download no longer available (“Limited availability… until March 31, 2016”). For those who got it, big thanks for your support; wishing you good listening! Quick reminder, released in November 2015, A Little Brittle Music with Han-earl Park, Dominic Lash and Corey Mwamba is only available until March 31, 2016. If you want a copy, […]

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Best of 2015

As previously teased, ‘Anomic Aphasia’ (SLAMCD 559) with Han-earl Park, Catherine Sikora, Nick Didkovsky and Josh Sinton makes Avant Music News Best of 2015. [Avant Music News review…] [All reviews…] Anomic Aphasia (SLAMCD 559) [details…] Performers: Han-earl Park (guitar), Catherine Sikora (tenor and soprano saxophones), Nick Didkovsky (guitar), and Josh Sinton (baritone saxophone and bass […]

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Happy New Year: 2016

Original photographs/images © 2015 Han-earl Park; © 2015 Translating Improvisation; © 2015 Peter Fay; © 2015 Caroline Pugh; © 2015 65Fen Music Series; and © 2015 Michael Foster.

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Month of British/Irish Listening

Corey Mwamba is currently running ‘Month of British/Irish Listening,’ a series of YouTube playlists that “focus on current British/Irish jazz or improv” [read the rest…]. Corey put out an informal call for guest contributions, and I’m happy to have selected another ten clips for issue #12 in the series: While the London Jazz Festival madness […]

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A Little Brittle Music

Update: download no longer available (“Limited availability… until March 31, 2016”). For those who got it, big thanks for your support; wishing you good listening! The complete recording of the May 2, 2015 performance by Han-earl Park (guitar), Dominic Lash (double bass) and Corey Mwamba (vibraphone and flute) is available (for a limited time), complete […]

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in preparation: A Little Brittle Music

Coming soon! A Little Brittle Music: a download album with Han-earl Park (guitar), Dominic Lash (double bass) and Corey Mwamba (vibraphone and flute). Stay tuned for more…. Also available for download [more…] Dunmall-Park-Sanders (Birmingham, 02-15-11) [details…] Performers: Paul Dunmall (saxophones and bagpipes), Han-earl Park (guitar) and Mark Sanders (drums). (cc) 2013 Paul Dunmall/Han-earl Park/Mark Sanders. […]

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