thanks: Kato-O’Looney-Park

poster (click to download PDF…)
poster (click to download PDF…)

Just a quick note of thanks to Kato Hideki and Katie O’Looney for playing, and thanks to everyone for coming to listen on Monday [Details…]. It was a pleasure and a privilege. Thanks also to Kevin Terry for manning the door, and working the monetary arithmetic.

There’s a recording which, who knows, may someday see the light of day 😉

performance diary 09-06-09

upcoming performances
date venue time details
September 7th 2009 The Roundy
Castle Street
Cork, Ireland
9:00pm (doors: 8:45pm) Performance by Kato Hideki (bass), Katie O’Looney (drums) and Han-earl Park.
Admission: €12 (€6).
[Details…]
[Poster…]
October 12th 2009 The Roundy
Castle Street
Cork, Ireland
9:00pm (doors: 8:45pm) Stet Lab returns! With Marian Murray (violin), Tony O’Connor (bass) and Han-earl Park (guitar), plus Piaras Hoban (computer) and David O’Regan (tuba)
Admission: €10 (€5).
[Details…]
November 6th 2009 Aula Maxima (TBC)
UCC
Cork, Ireland
1:00pm Performance by Paul Dunmall (bagpipes) and Han-earl Park (guitar) as part of the UCC concert series. Admission free.
More details to follow…
November 10th 2009 The Roundy
Castle Street
Cork, Ireland
9:00pm (doors: 8:45pm) Stet Lab’s third birthday! Featuring Filario Farinoppo: Dario Fariello (saxophones, viola, electronics and little instruments), Filippo Giuffrè (guitar and electronics) and Antonio D’Intino (bass, electronics and little instruments).
Admission: €10 (€5).
[Details…]
May 12th 2010 (TBC) Blackrock Castle Observatory
Cork, Ireland
TBC Debut performance by io 0.0.1 beta++ (itself) with Bruce Coates (saxophones), Franziska Schroeder (saxophones) and Han-earl Park (guitar).
We are seeking further funding and performance opportunities. If you would like to help, please get in touch!
2010 (TBC) Venue TBC TBC Performance by Han-earl Park (guitar), Mark Sanders (drums) and Franziska Schroeder (saxophones).
Details to follow…
Interested promoters and venues, please get in touch!
2010 (TBC) Sonic Arts Research Centre
Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast, N. Ireland
n/a Recording session by Peter Elsdon (piano), Han-earl Park (guitar), Mark Sanders (drums) and Franziska Schroeder (saxophones).
Details to follow…
We are seeking sponsorship of this project. If you would like to help, please get in touch!

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audio recordings: Dunmall-Park-Sanders-Smith

‘Live at the Glucksman gallery, Cork’ CD cover
‘Live at the Glucksman gallery, Cork’ CD cover

A box of CDs has just arrived! This is the recording of the February 11th 2009 performance by myself with Paul Dunmall, Mark Sanders and Jamie Smith. A big thanks to Jamie (and Owlhouse Recordings) for all the work put into the production.

I’ll make the CD available shortly via busterandfriends.com (and it will be available as a download from frimp.co.uk), but in the meantime, if you want a copy, just drop me an email.

reminder: Kato-O’Looney-Park

poster (click to download PDF…)
poster (click to download PDF…)

This Monday (September 7th 2009), at 9:00 pm (doors open at 8:45pm): an improvised music event with Kato Hideki (bass), Katie O’Looney (drums) and Han-earl Park (guitar) at The Roundy (Castle Street, Cork, Ireland). Hope to see y’all there! [Details…]

…And a note of thanks to Avant Music News for taking note of us.

performance diary 08-27-09

upcoming performances
date venue time details
September 7th 2009 The Roundy
Castle Street
Cork, Ireland
9:00pm (doors: 8:45pm) Performance by Kato Hideki (bass), Katie O’Looney (drums) and Han-earl Park.
Admission: €12 (€6).
[Details…]
[Poster (PDF)…]
October 12th 2009 The Roundy
Castle Street
Cork, Ireland
9:00pm (doors: 8:45pm) Stet Lab returns!
Admission: €10 (€5).
[Details…]
November 10th 2009 The Roundy
Castle Street
Cork, Ireland
9:00pm (doors: 8:45pm) Featuring Filario Farinoppo: Dario Fariello (saxophones, viola, electronics and little instruments), Filippo Giuffrè (guitar and electronics) and Antonio D’Intino (bass, electronics and little instruments).
Admission: €10 (€5).
[Details…]
2009/2010 (TBC) Venue TBC TBC Performance by Paul Dunmall (bagpipes) and Han-earl Park (guitar).
Details to follow…
Interested promoters and venues, please get in touch!
May 12th 2010 (TBC) Blackrock Castle Observatory
Cork, Ireland
TBC Debut performance by io 0.0.1 beta++ (itself) with Bruce Coates (saxophones), Franziska Schroeder (saxophones) and Han-earl Park (guitar).
We are seeking further funding and performance opportunities. Interested bodies, please get in touch!
2010 (TBC) Venue TBC TBC Performance by Han-earl Park (guitar) and Mark Sanders (drums), Franziska Schroeder (saxophones).
Details to follow…
Interested promoters and venues, please get in touch!

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performances: Kato-O’Looney-Park

On Monday, September 7th 2009, at 9:00 pm (doors open at 8:45pm): an improvised music event with Kato Hideki (bass), Katie O’Looney (drums) and Han-earl Park (guitar) at The Roundy (Castle Street, Cork, Ireland). Admission is €12 (€6 concessions) at the door.

poster (click to download PDF…)
poster (click to download PDF…)

See the performance diary for up-to-date info.

about the performers

Kato HidekiKato Hideki (Kato: family name; Hideki: given) is a Japanese-born composer / bassist / multi-instrumentalist, who lives in NYC. He is the co-founder of Death Ambient with Ikue Mori & Fred Frith. His other groups as a leader are: Green Zone with Otomo Yoshihide and Uemura Masahiro; OMNI with Nakamura Toshimaru and Akiyama Tetsuji. His compositions include: solo piece ‘Turbulent Zone’ for electric bass with prime number tuning; ‘Tremolo of Joy’ for his band with Charles Burnham, Briggan Krauss, Ed Tomney and Calvin Weston. Besides his own projects, Kato collaborates with Nicolas Collins, James Fei, Akamatsu Masayuki and Ursula Scherrer. As a bassist, he has worked with Eyvind Kang, Zeena Parkins, Marc Ribot, Michael Schumacher, John Zorn and among many others. He is also a member of analog synthesizer collective, Analogos at Diapason Gallery.

Katie O’LooneyKatie O’Looney was born in Killarney, County Kerry, and raised in NY State. She received a degree in art from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York. She first took up the drums in 1969, and performed, recorded and toured in the USA, Japan and throughout Europe with various groups, and as a soloist, since the early 1980’s. She has played with Elliott Sharp’s Carbon, Details at Eleven, Bite Like a Kitty, Better than Death, Steppin Razor, Zar, Raeo, No Safety and Dustbreeders. She has also improvised tours with Tenko, Zeena Parkins, Elliott Sharp, solos with triggered drums and electronics with a 16 mm film of Rose Lowder, and sound for Qui Pro Quo by Rose Lowder. Katie has worked with various dancers, performance artists and theatre projects with sound and lighting design. She is a painter, and a specialist decorative painter, and has worked on a number of restoration projects. In 2002 she released a solo CD, Roundtrip.

Han-earl ParkBased in Cork, the Korean-American guitarist Han-earl Park works from / within / around the traditions of idiom-agnostic, experimental improvised musics, sometimes engineering theater, sometimes inventing ritual. He is involved in ongoing collaborations with Bruce Coates, and with Franziska Schroeder, fifteen year long associations with Alex Fiennes and Murray Campbell, and has performed with Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, George E. Lewis, J. D. Parran, Paul Dunmall, Pauline Oliveros, Mark Sanders, Chick Lyall, Jan Langedijk, Stu Ritchie, Koen Nutters, Pedro Rebelo, Elspeth Murray, Mark Trayle and Hannes Raffaseder. He is also the constructor of io 0.0.1 beta, an interactive musical artifact, and cofounder of the Church of Sonology.

performance diary 07-01-09

upcoming performances
date venue time details
September 7th 2009 The Roundy
Castle Street
Cork, Ireland
9:00pm (doors: 8:45pm) Performance by Kato Hideki (bass), Katie O’Looney (drums) and Han-earl Park.
Admission: €12 (€6).
[Details…]
[Poster (PDF)…]
October 12th 2009 (TBC) The Roundy (TBC)
Castle Street
Cork, Ireland
9:00pm (TBC) Stet Lab returns!
Details to follow…
2009/2010 (TBC) Venue TBC TBC Performance by Paul Dunmall (bagpipes) and Han-earl Park (guitar).
Details to follow…
Interested promoters and venues, please get in touch!
February 10th 2010
Postponed!
Blackrock Castle Observatory
Cork, Ireland
TBC Debut performance by io 0.0.1 beta++ (itself) with Bruce Coates (saxophones), Franziska Schroeder (saxophones) and Han-earl Park (guitar).
We are seeking further funding and performance opportunities. Interested bodies, please get in touch!

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postponed: io 0.0.1 beta++ at Blackrock Castle Observatory

The performance at Blackrock Castle Observatory by io 0.0.1 beta++ will not take place as scheduled in February 2010. The event would have featured Bruce Coates, Franziska Schroeder and Han-earl Park, plus John Godfrey.

We are still looking to put this on in 2010, and we are seeking further funding and performance opportunities. Interested bodies, please get in touch!

performance diary 06-20-09

upcoming performances
date venue time details
September 2009 (TBC) Venue TBC
Cork, Ireland
TBC Performance by Kato Hideki (bass), Katie O’Looney (drums) and Han-earl Park.
Details to follow…
Interested promoters and venues, please get in touch!
October 2009 (TBC) Venue TBC
Cork, Ireland
TBC Stet Lab returns!
Details to follow…
2009/2010 (TBC) Venue TBC TBC Performance by Paul Dunmall (bagpipes) and Han-earl Park (guitar).
Details to follow…
Interested promoters and venues, please get in touch!
February 10th 2010 (TBC) Blackrock Castle Observatory
Cork, Ireland
TBC Debut performance by io 0.0.1 beta++ (itself) with Bruce Coates (saxophones), Franziska Schroeder (saxophones) and Han-earl Park (guitar).
Details to follow…

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Sonorities and TWO Thousand + NINE

On May 16th 2009 I performed as part of the closing concert of Sonorities 2009 at the Sonic Arts Research Center, Belfast, N. Ireland. The performance was with Chris Corrigan, Manuela Meier, Pauline Oliveros, Gascia Ouzounian, Pedro Rebelo, Franziska Schroeder, Justin Yang, plus Chris Chafe and Doug Van Nort. [Details…]

On the same day I presented a paper ‘io 0.0.1 beta: ironic tale? sci-fi parody? nostalgic relic?’ at the TWO Thousand + NINE symposium. [More…]
arts council logo

My trip to Belfast was made possible with the generous support of the Arts Council of Ireland.

performance diary 05-28-09

upcoming performances
date venue time details
June 8th 2009 The Roundy
Castle Street
Cork, Ireland
9:00pm
(doors: 8:45pm)
Final Stet Lab before the summer break (we’ll be back in October) with Juniper Hill (voice and little instruments) and Han-earl Park (guitar); Piaras Hoban (laptop) and Veronica Tadman (voice) with Francis Heery (viola) and Áine Mangaoang (violin); and Síofra Fitzgerald (flute) and Kevin Terry (guitar).
Admission: €10/5.
[Details…]

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io 0.0.1 beta at TWO Thousand + NINE

On May 16th 2009: I’ll be presenting a paper ‘io 0.0.1 beta: ironic tale? sci-fi parody? nostalgic relic?’ at the TWO Thousand + NINE symposium at the Sonic Arts Research Center, Belfast, N. Ireland. [Read the abstract…]