Han-earl Park at FUAIM, Cork

Poster. Photo copyright 2013 Emilio Vavarella. Design copyright 2019 FUAIM.
Photo © 2013 Emilio Vavarella. Design © 2019 FUAIM.

Friday, March 22, 2019, at 1:10pm: FUAIM: Music at UCC presents “guitar noise, improvisation and cyborg virtuosity” with a solo performance by Han-earl Park. The performance take place at the Aula Maxima (University College Cork, Cork). Admission is free.

See the performance diary for up-to-date info. [FUAIM page…] [Facebook event…]


Described as a ‘musical philosopher’ and ‘delightful shape-shifter,’ guitarist Han-earl Park is no stranger to the FUAIM series, having last performed at UCC with his ground-breaking ensemble, Sirene 1009, back in Spring 2017.

We are delighted to welcome him back this Friday for a solo concert that promises to be a ‘revelatory listening experience that infuses modern aesthetics with the spirit of the ancient.’ Please join us!

Improviser, guitarist and constructor Han-earl Park (박한얼) has been crossing borders and performing fuzzily idiomatic, on occasion experimental, always traditional, open improvised musics for twenty years. As soloist, he has performed in recent years in New York, Munich, Seoul and elsewhere, and his ensembles have performed across Europe and the USA.

Park is the instigator and mastermind behind ensembles such as Eris 136199 (with Catherine Sikora and Nick Didkovsky) and Sirene 1009 (with Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders and Caroline Pugh), and co-conspirator in projects with Richard Barrett and others. Park is the constructor of the machine improviser io 0.0.1 beta++, and of Metis 9, a playbook of improvisative tactics. He has performed with Wadada Leo Smith, Paul Dunmall, Evan Parker, Pauline Oliveros, Lol Coxhill, Ingrid Laubrock, Josh Sinton, Gino Robair, Louise D.E. Jensen, Pat Thomas and Franziska Schroeder. His ensembles have performed at festivals including Freedom of the City (London), Brilliant Corners (Belfast), ISIM (New York), CEAIT (Los Angeles) and Sonic Acts (Amsterdam).

“Guitarist Han-earl Park is a musical philosopher…. Expect unexpected things from Park, who is a delightful shape-shifter….”

Brian Morton (Point of Departure)

“Though short, percussive, hard-to-notate sounds dominate Han-earl Park’s sound, he does utilize the totality of the guitar’s sonorities—just not in the proportions demanded by the nostalgic (retrospective, reactionary, etc.) owners of major media….”

Stanley Zappa (The New York City Jazz Record)

“A colorful, sometimes violent and revelatory listening experience that infuses modern aesthetics with the spirit of the ancient.”

John Morrison (Jazz Right Now)

Admission is free. All welcome!

[FUAIM newsletter…]


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