Gonggong 225088

about Gonggong 225088

Han-earl Park (guitar)
Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion and electronics)
Camila Nebbia (saxophone)

The synergy between them is electrifying…. So much intensity in that music. Even when the volume goes down the intensity is still there.

— Corey Mwamba (Freeness, BBC Radio 3)

Dream a little noisy, sweetly disquieting dream with Han-earl Park (guitar), Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion and electronics) and Camila Nebbia (saxophone).

Origami fire music.
Drumming over shards of glass.
Stampede of miniature pomeranian buffalos.

Masterminded by Korean-American guitarist, improviser and composer Han-earl Park, described by Brian Morton as “a musical philosopher… a delightful shape-shifter”, Gonggong 225088 is his trio project with Greek drummer, improviser and sound artist Yorgos Dimitriadis, and Argentinian saxophonist, composer and visual artist Camila Nebbia. Based in Berlin, the group emerged, piece-by-piece, from the darkly hazy, collective dream of masks, remote work, and social distancing.

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. He has performed in clubs, theaters, art galleries, concert halls, and (ad-hoc) alternative spaces across Europe, Korea and the USA. Park is the instigator and mastermind behind ensembles including the transatlantic Eris 136199 (with Catherine Sikora and Nick Didkovsky), and the UK-based electro-improv trio Juno 3 (with Lara Jones and Pat Thomas). He has performed with Wadada Leo Smith, Paul Dunmall, Pauline Oliveros, Richard Barrett, Mark Sanders, Evan Parker, Lol Coxhill, Ingrid Laubrock, Josh Sinton, Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen, Gino Robair, Tim Perkis, and Franziska Schroeder. His ensembles have performed at festivals including the Jazz em Agosto (Lisbon), EFG London Jazz Festival, Brilliant Corners (Belfast), Freedom of the City (London), ISIM (New York), CEAIT (Los Angeles) and Sonic Acts (Amsterdam).

Yorgos Dimitriadis is a percussionist, composer/improviser active in the fields of improvised music and contemporary jazz. In his original solo work he uses drums, cymbals and microphones to compose real time sonic landscapes, with an emphasis on timbre, sound color and long durations. Current projects include Kopfkino (solo for drums and microphones), duos with Achim Kaufmann, Ignaz Schick, Andrea Parkins, Axel Dörner, Michael Thieke, Ingo Reulecke, Dyet with Erato Tzavara, trios Glue (with Tom Arthurs and Miles Perkin), Grix (with Antonis Anissegos and Floros Floridis), Kern (with Edith Steyer and Matthias Müller), Fabric (with Frank Paul Schubert and Mike Majkowski), Trio (with Andrea Parkins and Philippe Lemoine), The Ohz (with Bryan Eubanks, Andrea Parkins, and Andrew Lafkas), and TV BOON (with Floros Floridis and Jannis Anastasakis).

Camila Nebbia is a saxophone player, composer, improviser, visual artist, curator and educator debasing hierarchical systems by exploring counterpoints of migration, identity and memory through multiple, but minimally separated, mediums. From Buenos Aires, and based in Berlin, the multidisciplinary artist layers her practice through the creation and destruction of archival memory. She has played and recorded with many artists of the international scene such as Michael Formanek, Andrea Parkins, Tom Rainey, Patrick Shiroishi, Vinnie Sperrazza, Katt Hernandez, Kenneth Jimenez, Lesley Mok, Violeta García, Axel Filip, Susana Santos Silva, Elsa Bergman, Paul Pignon, l’ Arfi collective of Lyon, Joanna Mattrey, Vincent Dromowski’s Flow regulator, Sofia Borges, John Hughes, among others. She has participated of many festivals around the world such Ultima Oslo (NO), Jazz Fest Berlin (DE), Saalfelden Jazz Festival (AT), Serralves Jazz no Parque (PT), Winter Jazz Festival (US), Buenos Aires Jazz Festival (ARG), Lima Jazz Festival (PE), Diskurs Festival (DE), among others.

news and performances

June 9, 2024: Performance diary (Berlin and München) 060924

upcoming performances date venue time details June 13, 2024 PAS Kaiserin Augusta Allee 101 10553 Berlin Germany 8:30pm (doors: 8pm) Han-earl Park (guitar). Also performing: HOCUS (João Almeida: trumpet, electronics, fx), and Ian Douglas-Moore (electroacoustic guitar) and Eric Wong (electronics, speakers).…

May 27, 2024: Gonggong 225088 at Club Manufaktur, Schorndorf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T12TWyrHN_c Friday, May 31, 2024, at 8:30pm: Dream a little noisy, sweetly disquieting dream with as Han-earl Park (guitar), Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion and electronics) and Camila Nebbia (saxophone) perform at Club…

May 23, 2024: Out now! Gonggong 225088 (wa008)

May 23, 2024: Gonggong 225088 (wa008), the eponymous debut album from the trio of Han-earl Park (guitar), Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion and electronics) and Camila Nebbia (saxophone) is out now on…

May 20, 2024: Gonggong 225088: ‘Autopoiesis VI’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T12TWyrHN_c Catch a track (‘Autopoiesis VI’) from Gonggong 225088! The extended preview will premiere at 5pm CEST* on Thursday, May 23, 2024! [Click ‘notify me’…] By turns light-as-a-feather, and heavy and prickly…

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Gonggong 225088 cover art (copyright 2024 Han-earl Park)

Gonggong 225088 (wa008) [details…]

Personnel: Han-earl Park (guitar), Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion and electronics) and Camila Nebbia (saxophone).

Track listing: Autopoiesis I (≥ 10:14), Autopoiesis II (≥ 4:29), Niche Shift I (16:09), Niche Shift II (≥ 4:45), Niche Shift III (4:35), Niche Shift IV (≥ 12:52), Autopoiesis III (3:26), Autopoiesis IV (≥ 5:03), Autopoiesis V (≥ 3:17), Autopoiesis VI (3:37). Total duration ≥ 70:14.

© 2024 Han-earl Park. ℗ 2024 Waveform Alphabet.

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