Tag Archives: Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith

Lost at the Border: Improvisation, Conservation and Transformation (a twitter transcript)

Previte: “I’m a bit of a mongrel.” #isim2014 …and w/ that simple statement, is not the enterprise of Cross-Cultural Improvisation nuked? #isim2014 More tweets from an institutionally unaffiliated, sometimes teacher, amateur scholar and anthropologist [a previous twitter transcript…]. Below is an unedited transcript of my observations from ISIM: Cross-Cultural Improvisation III. My original observations came […]

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Prepared Guitar: 13 Questions

For Miguel Copón, Prepared Guitar is a “metaphor about metamorphosis” and a “place to support independent artists”. Prepared Guitar recently published my response to Copón’s 13 Questions, so you can now read, among other things, about my first guitar, my musical roots (as contradictory as they may be), and what I’m currently working on: A […]

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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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