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Eris 136199: five years ago today

Nick Didkovsky, Catherine Sikora and Han-earl Park

Five years ago, three musicians, never having previously played together as a trio, performed at ABC No Rio. Subsequently, the ensemble gained a name, played many a gig, and released an album. Fast-forward to the present: we’re in the middle of organizing our European tour (more soon!).

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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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into the unknown (reviews: Sirene 1009)

‘Sirene 1009’ (BAF000) with Han-earl Park, Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders and Caroline Pugh (artwork copyright 2017, Han-earl Park)

Animals? minerals? and monsters? “A cyborg slowly coming to terms with having a consciousness”? “drums like an octopus”? The first reviews of ‘Sirene 1009’ (BAF000), the CD/digital download album by Han-earl Park, Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders and Caroline Pugh.

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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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The (Near) Complete Han-earl Park

The (Near) Complete Han-earl Park (covers art and design copyright 2013 Clockwork Mercury Press; copyright 2012 Creative Sources Recordings; and copyright 2010, 2011 and 2015 Han-earl Park)

Get Han-earl Park’s (near) complete discography! (And help fund Sirene 1009’s debut album.) Limited in number, my (near) discography is for sale at a special price. The set comprises of four glass-mastered CDs, and one limited edition CD-R. Plus, for the first two lucky listeners, another limited edition CD-R. Available for €30 plus shipping, you can consider it €6 per CD plus a bonus CD-R or two.

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a cyclic frenzy of fragmented sounds without an ounce of entropy (a Jazz Noise review: Anomic Aphasia)

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

“Impressive in scale”? “overwhelming in execution”? “listening to two separate pieces at the same time in serendipitous juxtaposition”? “genius charlatan”? listening that “can produce altered states”? Dave Foxall of a Jazz Noise reviews ‘Anomic Aphasia’ (SLAMCD 559) by Han-earl Park, Catherine Sikora, Nick Didkovsky and Josh Sinton: Monopod is a sprawling, non-idiomatic (and non-repetitive) improvisation […]

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recording Sirene 1009 (Birmingham, 2016)

Sirene 1009 (Birmingham, June 16, 2016). Photo © 2016 Bruce Coates.

Just back from Birmingham after playing with Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders, and Caroline Pugh—a.k.a. Sirene 1009. I’ve been laying some groundwork for the Arts Council funded project to be premiered in Cork, but we also spent a few hours recording some material which will be part of our upcoming album.

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Sirene 1009: be in-the-loop!

Sirene 1009

I’ve been busy with Sirene 1009 (with Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders and Caroline Pugh). I’m working towards tours and performances by this ensemble, and working on a recording to be release later this year. If you want to keep up-to-date with Sirene 1009 (as well as some exclusive content and sneak previews), please signup to my newsletter!

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In the works…

Spectrum. Coming soon: Sirene 1009 by Han-earl Park, Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders and Caroline Pugh.

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performance: Han-earl Park, Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders and Caroline Pugh at FUAIM, Cork

Friday, January 29, 2016, at 1:10pm: Han-earl Park (guitar), Dominic Lash (double bass), Mark Sanders (drums) and Caroline Pugh (voice and electronics) presented by FUAIM Music at UCC, perform at the Aula Maxima (University College Cork, Cork). Admission is free. Hey! I’ll be performing again with Dom, Mark and Caroline—an exemplary group of crafty, noisy, […]

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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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