|July 29, 2010||Lewis Glucksman Gallery
|6:00pm||Lewis Glucksman Gallery presents a solo (or guitar-guitarist duet) performance by Han-earl Park (guitar).
|October 2010 (TBC)||Venue TBC
|TBC||Stet Lab returns!
|March/April 2011 (TBC)||Venue TBC
Dublin and Cork, Ireland
|TBC||Performances by Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet) with Mathilde 253 (Charles Hayward (drums, percussion and melodica), Han-earl Park (guitar) and Ian Smith (trumpet and flugelhorn)).
Details to follow…
Presented with funding from the Music Network Performance and Touring Award, and support from the Arts Council of Ireland, the Improvised Music Company, the Triskel Arts Centre and the UCC School of Music.
Thursday, July 29, 2010: It’s been a little while, but I’ll be doing a solo (or guitar-guitarist duet) performance later this month at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery (Cork, Ireland). The event begins at 6:00pm and admission is free.
See the performance diary for up-to-date info.
Improviser, guitarist and constructor Han-earl Park’s playing has been described by Bruce Lee Gallanter (Downtown Music Gallery, New York) as “careful, crafty and well-played with that restrained yet fractured guitar that sounds so good,” and as “beautiful music, incredibly focused” by Nick Didkovsky (Doctor Nerve / Punos Music). Park has performed in clubs, theaters, art galleries, concert halls, and (ad-hoc) alternative spaces in Denmark, England, Ireland, The Netherlands, Scotland and the USA.
He is involved in ongoing collaborations with Bruce Coates, and with Franziska Schroeder, fifteen year long associations with Alex Fiennes and Murray Campbell. Recent performances include ensemble Mathilde 253 (Park, Charles Hayward and Ian Smith) with Lol Coxhill, a concert with Paul Dunmall, with Kato Hideki and Katie O’Looney, an improvisative meeting with Thomas Buckner and Jesse Ronneau, and the performance of Pauline Oliveros’ ‘Droniphonia’ alongside the composer. He has appeared at festivals including Sonic Acts (Amsterdam), the Center for Experiments in Art, Information and Technology Festival (California), dialogues festival (Edinburgh), Sonorities (Belfast) and VAIN Live Art (Oxford).
Park founded and curates Stet Lab, a monthly improvised music space in Cork, Ireland, and teaches improvisation at the UCC School of Music.
‘Live at the Glucksman gallery, Cork’ and ‘Occidental Oriental Occidentalism’ are now
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News items pre-dating the move to WordPress…
for the July 10th 2008 Stet Lab. (details).
Add audio excerpt of the performance by Bruce Coates, Paul Dunmall, Trevor Lines, Han-earl Park and Jamie Smith from Birmingham, November 1st 2007. (The complete recording is available from frimp.co.uk.)
Changes to the performance schedule: new Edinburgh gig on November 26th 2007. Thanks to all, and Martin Parker and Lin Zhang in particular, for helping patch-up the cancelled Edinburgh gig.
Launch the new website at www.busterandfriends.com. I expect the usual teething problems, so please contact me if you find any bugs. Currently the audio/video files are still hosted at music.calarts.edu, but, as more stuff is updated in the coming weeks, these should also migrate here. Many thanks to music.calarts.edu for hosting us for so long.
Begin the process of retiring the old copyright agreement, and replacing it with Creative Commons Licenses.
Revision 0.0.4 of the duets between guitar and guitarist is in preparation.
Han begins teaching a course—Safety First: strategies towards minimizing danger in improvisation—at the Department of Music, UCC
Add quicktime movie of Lines with the live soundtrack recorded Amsterdam, August 28th 1998.
buster & friends’ d’da relocates to Cork, Ireland.
C-ALTO Labs presents a preview of project HZ.
buster & friends are co-sponsored Project Dada (Southampton) with the mission to investigate something by someone, somewhere at sometime.
Revision 0.0.2α of the duets between guitar and guitarist.