Tag Archives: Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith

farewell, Brooklyn, it’s been a blast

Let’s start with a kind of personal Top Ten. In no particular order: Han-earl Park with Ingrid Laubrock; with Tim Perkis and Harris Eisenstadt; as part of Eris 136199 with Nick Didkovsky and Catherine Sikora; with Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen and Michael Evans; Gerald Cleaver; Tom Blancarte; Dominic Lash; Catherine Sikora and Josh Sinton; and […]

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audio recordings: downloads and recommendations (series 1)

With the release of the recording with Paul Dunmall and Mark Sanders, I’ve completed the current series of download albums, and I’ve been taking a break from releasing new recordings. The albums so far—all Creative Commons licensed, and free or ‘name your price’—are collated here and on the downloads page. With a break in the […]

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site update: Metis 9

The (provisional) project page for Metis 9 is now live: Metis 9 is a collection of improvisative tactics, and higher-level interactive macros for ensemble performance designed, designated and specified by Han-earl Park. Metis 9 has ‘glorious noise’ or ‘frenzy’ at its root, yet it is not so much structuring the noise as it is a […]

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Downtown Music Gallery: Numbers: Richard Barrett + Han-earl Park

The “intense exchange between these two gifted improvisers.” Bruce Lee Gallanter of Downtown Music Gallery reviews Richard Barrett and Han-earl Park’s ‘Numbers’ (CS 201 cd): Featuring Richard Barrett on electronics and Han-earl Park on guitar. Richard Barrett is a UK composer as well as an improvising electronic musician who plays in Furt, Forch and with […]

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more reviews: Catherine Sikora, Ian Smith and Han-earl Park (Cork, 04–04–11)

“Courageous, exciting and iconoclastic.” Of Catherine Sikora, Ian Smith and Han-earl Park’s download album, Andrew Rigmore writes in the December 2012 issue of jazzColo[u]rs: Questo album è solo un assaggio della musica coraggiosa, entusiasmante ed iconoclastica che si può trovare gratuitamente — sotto licenza Creative Commons— sul sito dell’etichetta Bandcamp ed altri ad essa collegati. […]

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thanks: Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith’s Silver Orchestra at the Roulette, Brooklyn

I feel honored to have been part of an orchestra of performers of that caliber. As best I can make out, the final lineup of the Silver Orchestra on the night was: Thomas Buckner (voice), Jennifer Choi, Wendy Law (strings), Casey Anderson, Casey Butler, Jamie Baum, Marty Ehrlich, Sara Schoenbeck, J. D. Parran, Jason Mears […]

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tonight: Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith’s Silver Orchestra at the Roulette, Brooklyn

Tonight (December 16, 2011), at 8:00pm: My first gig in NY! I will be performing as part of Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith’s Silver Orchestra, plus the Golden Quintet (Golden Quartet +1) and Organic. The event takes place at the Roulette (509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217). Tickets: $15 ($10) [get tickets…]. [Details…]

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performance diary 12-06-11 (Brooklyn, New York)

Dec-16-2011: Brooklyn, NY
Jan-08-2012: New York, NY

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performance: Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith’s Silver Orchestra at the Roulette, Brooklyn

Friday, December 16, 2011, at 8:00pm: I will be performing as part of Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith’s Silver Orchestra. From Avant Music News and Interpretations: December 16th features Leo Smith’s Golden Quintet [with Angelica Sanchez, John Lindberg, and Pheeroan akLaff] (adding Susie Ibarra on drums), his electric band Organic, and the Silver Orchestra, featuring Jennifer […]

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relocating to New York

I will be moving to New York in December 2011. A couple of exciting gigs coming up in NY including a performance as part of Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith’s Silver Orchestra at the Roulette (TBC) (Confirmed!), and a duo with Tracy McMullen at the Downtown Music Gallery (see the performance diary for up-to-date details). As […]

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performance diary 11-14-11 (Brooklyn, New York)

Dec-16-2011: Brooklyn, NY
Jan-08-2012: New York, NY

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CD available: io 0.0.1 beta++

Released as part of SLAM Productions’s August 2011 CD catalog: ‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531) with Han-earl Park, Bruce Coates and Franziska Schroeder. [Slam Productions catalog page…] [www.io001b.com page…] [Discography entry…] description We watch and listen carefully because we know we’re seeing a kind of manifesto in action. What is an automaton? A sketch, a […]

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  • Upcoming Performances

    Apr-02-2014: New York, NY
    Apr-03-2014: Brooklyn, NY
    May-03-2014: Cork, Ireland
    June-06-2014: New York, NY
    June-08-2014: New York, NY
    Sep/Oct-2014: Europe

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