Formal and semi-formal projects, ensembles and collaborations currently active. Please see the performance diary for upcoming performances. See archive for additional projects in stasis, hiatus, or now maintained by others.
|Eris 136199||Noise, melody, rhythm, space, density, contrast, synchronicity, asymmetry, serendipity and contradiction with The Ultimate Nick Didkovsky (guitar), The Uncanny Han-earl Park (guitar) and The Astonishing Catherine Sikora (saxophones).|
|io 0.0.1 beta++||Semi-autonomous, interactive musical automaton that, in coalition with its human partners (Han-earl Park: guitar; Bruce Coates: saxophones; and Franziska Schroeder: saxophones) performs a deliberately amplified staging of a socio-technical network; a network in which the primary protocol is improvisation.
More info, updates, audio clips and images at www.io001b.com
|Mathilde 253||Real-time musical meetings between legendary avant-rock drummer Charles Hayward (drums, percussion and melodica), cyborgian guitarist Han-earl Park (guitar) and mainstay of the London improvised music scene Ian Smith (trumpet and flugelhorn).|
|Metis 9||A collection of improvisative tactics, and higher-level interactive macros for ensemble performance designed, designated and specified by Han-earl Park. With ‘glorious noise’ or ‘frenzy’ at its root, Metis 9 is not so much structuring the noise as it is a meta-layer of complexity that performers can introduce at will.|
|Numbers||High-energy, quick-footed, white-knuckle extemporization unit—the duo of composer-performer Richard Barrett (electronics) and improviser-constructor Han-earl Park (guitar).|
|Sirene 1009||Han-earl Park (guitar), Dominic Lash (double bass), Mark Sanders (drums) and Caroline Pugh (voice and electronics): somewhere out there, there’s an SUV-sized violin tailgating, a No Wave guitarist desperately trying to survive in the Appalachian Mountains, someone dropping sheets of metal during a Jazz Session, an evolutionary biologist finding themselves speaking in tongues (Awash in Blue).|
|duets between guitar & guitarist||Open, and not so open, studies in the tactics and strategies of small-scale improvisative performance (AKA solo guitar improvisations).|