Eris 136199: tour and recording (Kickstarter)

Eris 136199 is reuniting for a European tour complete with a second album. All we need is YOU.”

The two week Kickstarter campaign starts today!

Eris 136199 may be the closest to how I think music should sound like, or how I would like to imagine a music. Musicality and interactivity are tightly knotted together as we improvise, create, and explore. Making improvised music is a uniquely rewarding artistic struggle that brings exceptional joy to musicians and audience alike, who join in making and watching unpredictable events unfold! Today we are asking for you to support this struggle from a more pragmatic (i.e. financial) angle, as we embark on our European tour and the recording of our second album. Improvised music is a decidedly non-commercial endeavor that enriches those who step into it. Please consider helping us this effort to bring vital music to a wider range of audiences!”

Audio buffer, plectra, patch cables, and CDs
CD covers © 2017, 2015 and 2010 Han-earl Park.

“We are a small, mobile trio that doesn’t travel with a ton of gear. As efficient as this is, we will incur hard expenses that will exceed performance income: plane tickets, train travel, local travel, and lodging all add up pretty quick. The venues and promoters are being as righteous as they can be with their artist fees, but the hard truth is that without your help, we’ll be in the red. We’re offering real cool rewards (including a new album), so please check out the various rewards and see where you might fit in to help us!

“Interaction with, and within, Eris is an always awesome experience; unique in bringing so many strands of the musically possible together. I’m very excited to be playing again with two of my favorite musicians, avant-rock legend Nick Didkovsky and the powerfully creative improviser Catherine Sikora, and finally bringing this trio to European audiences.”

Read the rest, and select your reward: [Kickstarter page…]

Eris 136199: Kickstarter launching soon!

Get ready to support our European tour! Eris 136199 is taking improvised music on the road, and on record!

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by Han-earl Park, Nick Didkovsky and Catherine Sikora

CD cover of ‘Anomic Aphasia’ (SLAMCD 559) with Han-earl Park, Catherine Sikora, Nick Didkovsky and Josh Sinton (artwork copyright 2015, Han-earl Park)

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 clarinet).

© 2015 Han-earl Park.
℗ 2015 SLAM Productions.

performance diary 09-10-17 (Cheltenham, Copenhagen, Derby, Hamburg, Munich, Newcastle)

upcoming performances
date venue time details
November 1, 2017 MS Stubnitz
Kirchenpauerkai 29
20457 Hamburg
Germany
8:30pm (doors: 8:00pm) Eris 136199 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Catherine Sikora: saxophones; and Nick Didkovsky: guitar). Presented with funding from Verband für aktuelle Musik Hamburg.
Tickets: €12 (€6 students), €8 advance.
[Stubnitz page…] [VAMH page…]
November 2, 2017 Bryggekælderen
Njalsgade 15, 2300 Copenhagen S
Denmark
8:00pm Eris 136199 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Catherine Sikora: saxophones; and Nick Didkovsky: guitar) presented by Jazz Club Loco and Jvtlandt. Also performing: Sonja LaBianca (saxophone) and Heine Thorhauge Mathiasen (guitar). Admission: Kr. 60.
[Loco page…]
November 3, 2017 Francis Close Hall
University of Gloucestershire
Swindon Road
Cheltenham GL50 4AZ
England
8:00pm Eris 136199 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Catherine Sikora: saxophones; and Nick Didkovsky: guitar) presented by Xposed Club. Also performing: Eugene Chadbourne. Tickets: £7 (£3).
Details to follow…
November 4, 2017 TBC
Derby, England
6:00pm Eris 136199 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Catherine Sikora: saxophones; and Nick Didkovsky: guitar) presented by OUT FRONT!
Details to follow…
November 5, 2017 The Bridge Hotel
Castle Square
Newcastle NE1 1RQ
England
8:00pm Eris 136199 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Catherine Sikora: saxophones; and Nick Didkovsky: guitar) presented by Jazz North East. Also performing: Inclusion Principle (Herve Perez and Martin Archer: woodwind, electronics; and Peter Fairclough: percussion). Tickets: £8 (£6) [get tickets…]
[Jazz North East page…]
November 30, 2017 KlangBüro
Dachauerstrase 112d / Halle 6
80636 Munich
Germany
8:00pm (doors: 7:30pm) Han-earl Park (guitar).
Details to follow…

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performance diary 06-13-17 (Seoul, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Cheltenham, Derby, Newcastle)

upcoming performances
date venue time details
June 26, 2017 dotolim 닻올림
마포구 상수동
와우산로 29 건물 4F
Seoul, Korea
8:00pm (doors: 7:30pm) Han-earl Park (guitar). Also performing: Ilan Volkov and Choi Joonyong, and Mario De Vega and Hong Chulki. Tickets: ‎₩15,000 (members: ‎₩10,000). [Get tickets…]
[Details…] [dotolim page…]
November, 2017 (TBA) TBA
Hamburg, Germany
TBA. Eris 136199 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Catherine Sikora: saxophones; and Nick Didkovsky: guitar).
Details to follow…
November 2017 (TBA) TBA
Copenhagen, Denmark
TBD. Eris 136199 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Catherine Sikora: saxophones; and Nick Didkovsky: guitar).
Details to follow…
November 2017 (TBA) TBD
Cheltenham, England
TBA. Eris 136199 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Catherine Sikora: saxophones; and Nick Didkovsky: guitar).
Details to follow…
November 2017 (TBD) TBD
Derby, England
TBA. Eris 136199 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Catherine Sikora: saxophones; and Nick Didkovsky: guitar).
Details to follow…
November 2017 (TBA) TBA
Newcastle, England
TBA. Eris 136199 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Catherine Sikora: saxophones; and Nick Didkovsky: guitar).
Details to follow…

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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).

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):

Reasons to be excited? These will be Josh’s first performances in England. Plus, though there have been numerous Sinton-Lash, Sinton-Park and Lash-Park collaborations over the years, this will be the first time you get to hear all three of us together. As Jazz North East says, “an opportunity to combine their unique takes on free-form improvisation. So this is a gig that promises to be a revelation for them as well as for us.”

Above video playlist of various performances by Josh, Han and Dom. Videography by Kevin Reilly, Don Mount, Scott Friedlander.

By Josh Sinton, Han-earl Park and Dominic Lash

CD cover of ‘Anomic Aphasia’ (SLAMCD 559) with Han-earl Park, Catherine Sikora, Nick Didkovsky and Josh Sinton (artwork copyright 2015, Han-earl Park)

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 clarinet).

© 2015 Han-earl Park.
℗ 2015 SLAM Productions.

alt CD cover of ‘Signal Gain’ (ONR 023) with Josh Sinton and Dominic Lash (copyright 2015, Sinton and Lash)

Signal Gain (ONR 023)

Performers: Josh Sinton (amplified contrabass clarinet, baritone saxophone and bass clarinet) and Dominic Lash (double bass) with Ingrid Laubrock (tenor and soprano saxophones), Nate Wooley (trumpet), Kyoko Kitamura (voice) and Alex Ward (clarinet).

© + ℗ 2015 Josh Sinton and Dominic Lash.

CD cover preview of ‘Sirene 1009’ © 2017 Han-earl Park

‘Sirene 1009’ (coming soon!)

Performers: Sirene 1009 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Dominic Lash: double bass; Mark Sanders: drums; and Caroline Pugh: voice and electronics).

© + ℗ 2017 Han-earl Park.

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

upcoming performances
date venue time details
November 10, 2016 Over The Top
78 Kingfield Road
Sheffield S11 9AU
England
8:00pm Josh Sinton (saxophone), Han-earl Park (guitar) and Dominic Lash (double bass).
[Details…]
November 13, 2016 Bridge Hotel
Castle Garth
Newcastle NE1 1RQ
England
8:00pm Josh Sinton (saxophone), Han-earl Park (guitar) and Dominic Lash (double bass) presented by Jazz North East. Also performing: Improvisers Workshop Ensemble. Tickets: £8 (£6).
[Details…] [Jazz North East page…]
November 15, 2016 The Bless
11–17 Chapel Street
Derby DE1 3GU
England
6:30pm Josh Sinton (saxophone), Han-earl Park (guitar) and Dominic Lash (double bass) presented by A Little Bit of Nothing/Corey Mwamba.
Admission: £10 (under 18s free).
[Details…] [Facebook event…]
March 7, 2017 Sonic Arts Research Centre
Cloreen Park
Belfast BT9 5HN
N. Ireland
TBC Sirene 1009 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Dominic Lash: double bass; Mark Sanders: drums; and Caroline Pugh: voice and electronics) as part of Brilliant Corners. Also performing: FAINT (Franziska Schroeder: saxophones; Pedro Rebelo: piano and ‘instrumental parasites’; and Steve Davis: drums) with Ricardo Jacinto (cello and electronics). Details to follow…
April 7, 2017 Venue TBC
Cork, Ireland
1:10pm Sirene 1009 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Dominic Lash: double bass; Mark Sanders: drums; and Caroline Pugh: voice and electronics) presented by FUAIM Music at UCC.
Admission free. Presented with funding from the Arts Council of Ireland. Arts Council of Ireland
Details to follow…
2017 Europe I am seeking performance opportunities for Sirene 1009 with Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders and Caroline Pugh. Interested promoters, venues and sponsors, please get in touch!

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