Tag Archives: UCC

Thanks: Sirene 1009 (Cork, 2017)

Sirene 1009: Caroline Pugh, Han-earl Park, Dominic Lash and Mark Sanders (Cork, 04-07-17). Copyright 2017 John Hough.

Here’s what the group sounds/looks like from where I sit on stage: Dom Lash’s confident and enthusiastic interjections in sound and line; Mark Sander’s unerring inventiveness—leaping any and all obstacles to musicality with gestures small and large; and Caroline Pugh’s pulling in-and-out of musical and linguistic spaces with her spontaneous conlangs.

Posted in gigs | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

reminder: Sirene 1009 at FUAIM, Cork

Sirene 1009: Han-earl Park, Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders and Caroline Pugh (copyright 2010 Seán Kelly, 2016 Bruce Coates, Andrew Putler, 2016 Jordan Hutchings, and 2016 Han-earl Park)

This Friday (April 7, 2017), at 1:10pm: Sirene 1009 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Dominic Lash: double bass; Mark Sanders: drums; and Caroline Pugh: voice and electronics) kicks-off the Arts Council of Ireland funded series with a performance at Aula Maxima (University College Cork, College Road, Cork, Ireland).

Posted in gigs | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sirene 1009 (Cork, 2017)

Poster © 2017 Han-earl Park. Component images/photos © 2016 Jordan Hutchings, © Andrew Putler, © 2016 Bruce Coates, © 2010 Seán Kelly, and © 2014 Han-earl Park.

Sirene 1009, “a fierce, adventurous band that goes… into the unknown, fearlessly in search of the new” (David Menestres, Free Jazz), makes their Cork debut as part of the Arts Council of Ireland funded series, starting with a free concert at 1:10pm on Friday, 7 April 2017 at the Aula Maxima, UCC, continuing at 8:00pm on 19 May, Stack Theatre, CIT Cork School of Music. 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.

Posted in gigs | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Response

improvisation workshop with Mark Sanders, Dominic Lash, Han-earl Park and Caroline Pugh (Cork, 2017)

Caroline Pugh, Mark Sanders, Dominic Lash and Han-earl Park (copyright 2016 Jordan Hutchings, 2016 Bruce Coates, Andrew Putler, 2010 Seán Kelly, and 2014 Han-earl Park)

Cork, 7 April 2017: group improvisation workshop with Mark Sanders, Dominic Lash, Han-earl Park, and Caroline Pugh. A practical, playful, hands-on masterclass, this workshop will offer a unique opportunity for performers to participate in musical interactions, and create spontaneous musical expressions. In addition to learning to realize the possibilities of improvisative play, the workshop will be an opportunity to meet and interact with local, national, and international practitioners of improvised musics.

Posted in gigs | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

performance diary 02-14-17 (Belfast, Cork, Derry, London, Monmouth)

Mar-01-2017: Monmouth, Wales
Mar-02-2017: London, England
Mar-07-2017: Belfast, N. Ireland
Mar-08-2017: Derry, N. Ireland
Apr-07-2017: Cork, Ireland
May-19-2017: Cork, Ireland

Posted in diary, gigs | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Response

Seven days and counting… (Kuramoto Synchronization)

Kuramoto Synchronization is the kind of recording that, had I not had another album scheduled, would have been its own release. I think the performance really shows off Dom’s steady-handed, assured skills as an improviser. And if you don’t know Caroline’s work, I think this might be an excellent place to start—she sounds phenomenal here. (Oh, yes, and because the weather conspired to cancel Mark’s flight, you get to hear three non-drummers alternately playing the role of the percussionist.)

Posted in audio recordings, media | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

performance diary 01-24-17 (Belfast, Cork, Derry, London, Monmouth)

Feb-03-2017: Cork, Ireland
Mar-01-2017: Monmouth, Wales
Mar-02-2017: London, England
Mar-07-2017: Belfast, N. Ireland
Mar-08-2017: Derry, N. Ireland
Apr-07-2017: Cork, Ireland
May-19-2017: Cork, Ireland

Posted in diary, gigs | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in audio recordings, media | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

performance diary 01-08-17 (Belfast, Cork, Monmouth)

Sirene 1009: Han-earl Park, Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders and Caroline Pugh

Mar-01-2017: Monmouth, Wales
Mar-07-2017: Belfast, N. Ireland
Apr-07-2017: Cork, Ireland

Posted in diary, gigs | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kuramoto Synchronization

Out now: the complete recording of the January 29, 2016 performance by Han-earl Park (guitar), Dominic Lash (double bass) and Caroline Pugh (voice and tape recorder). Available for a limited time, you can get the album with pre-orders of the CD/digital album ‘Sirene 1009.’

Posted in audio recordings, download, gigs, media, video recordings | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Nov-10-2016: Sheffield, England
Nov-13-2016: Newcastle, England
Nov-15-2016: Derby, England
Mar-07-2017: Belfast, N. Ireland
Apr-07-2017: Cork, Ireland

Posted in diary, gigs | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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, […]

Posted in gigs | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment