performance: Han-earl Park at gulpd, Cork

Poster copyright 2015 Han-earl Park. Click to view PDF…
Poster © 2015 Han-earl Park. Click to view PDF…

Sunday, April 12, 2015, at 9:00pm: a rare solo performance by Han-earl Park (guitar) at gulpd (Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street, Cork, Ireland). Admission free.

It seems a long time since I last played solo (a.k.a. duet between guitar and guitarist) because… well, it was a long time ago and a long way ago. (Let’s see what it’s like to play catch-up with an old partnership.)

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

updates

04–04-15: add Facebook event.

performance diary 03-20-15 (Berlin, Cork, London, Manchester)

upcoming performances
date venue time details
March 26, 2015 Ma Thilda
Wildenbruchstraße 68
Neukölln
12045 Berlin, Germany
9:00pm Hilary Jeffery (trombone), Han-earl Park (guitar), Andrea Parkins (accordion and electronics) and Simon Rose (saxophone).
Admission free; donation recommended.
[Details…]
April 12, 2015 gulpd
Triskel Arts Centre
Tobin Street
Cork, Ireland
9:00pm Han-earl Park (guitar).
Admission free.
[Details…]
May 2, 2015 St. Margaret’s Church
Rufford Road
Whalley Range
Manchester M16 8AE
England
5:00pm Han-earl Park (guitar) and Dominic Lash (double bass) with Corey Mwamba (vibraphone) as part of the Tubers MiniFestival. Also performing: Bark! (Rex Casswell, Phillip Marks and Paul Obermayer), Cathy Heyden and Rogier Smal, Roseanne Robertson, Vitalija Glovackyte and Joe Snape, and Ortho Stice. Admission: £8.
[Details…]
May 4, 2015 Bar & Co.
Temple Pier
Embankment
London WC2R, England
8:30pm (doors: 8:00pm) Han-earl Park (guitar) and Dominic Lash (double bass) presented by Boat-ting. Also performing: Steve Noble (drums), Massimo Magee (saxophone) and Tom Wheatly (double bass); Tom Jackson (clarinet), Benedict Taylor (viola) and Daniel Thompson (guitar); Crush!!! (Ian MacGowan: trumpet; Sonic Pleasure: masonry; and Mark Browne: saxophone); and Sibyl Madrigal (poetry) and Alex Ward (clarinet). Admission: £8 (£5).
Details to follow…
Early-May 2015 England Seeking performance opportunities (depending on dates, for my trio with Dominic Lash and Mark Sanders) in England, around 2 and 4 May. Interested promoters, venues and sponsors, please get in touch!
2015– Europe I am based in Europe as of 2014, and I am seeking performance opportunities for, in particular, my Europe-based projects including Numbers (with Richard Barrett) and Mathilde 253 (with Charles Hayward and Ian Smith). Interested promoters, venues and sponsors, please get in touch!

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performance diary 01-22-14 (Belfast, New York)

upcoming performances
date venue time details
March 13, 2014 Sonic Arts Research Center
Queen’s University
Belfast, N. Ireland
1:10pm Performance by Han-earl Park (guitar) with Justin Yang (saxophones) and Caroline Pugh (voice). Han-earl Park will also be giving a seminar presentation on the previous day (Wednesday, 12 March), 1:00pm at the Sonic Lab. Free admission.
[Details…] [SARC page…] [Program (PDF)…]
April 2, 2014 Spectrum
121 Ludlow Street
Floor 2 (ring bell for 2)
New York, NY 10002
9:30pm Performance by Han-earl Park (guitar), Mike Pride (drums) and Catherine Sikora (saxophones).
$15 ($10 students and seniors).
[Details…]
2014– Europe I am based in Europe as of 2014, and I am seeking performance opportunities for, in particular, my Europe-based projects including Numbers (with Richard Barrett), Mathilde 253 (with Charles Hayward and Ian Smith). Interested promoters, venues and sponsors, please get in touch!
September–October 2014 Europe Eris 136199 (Nick Didkovsky, Han-earl Park and Catherine Sikora) is seeking performance opportunities late-September and October 2014. Interested promoters, venues and sponsors, please get in touch!

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farewell, Brooklyn, it’s been a blast

Let’s start with a kind of personal Top Ten. In no particular order: Han-earl Park with Ingrid Laubrock; with Tim Perkis and Harris Eisenstadt; as part of Eris 136199 with Nick Didkovsky and Catherine Sikora; with Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen and Michael Evans; Gerald Cleaver; Tom Blancarte; Dominic Lash; Catherine Sikora and Josh Sinton; and with Evan Parker, Brooklyn and New York, 2012–2013. Videos by Scott Friedlander, Don Mount and Kevin Reilly.

I moved to Brooklyn back in December 2011, and I’m grateful and privileged to have been part of, even briefly, such a gracious, vibrant, creative, fun and welcoming community.

I’m particularly indebted to Andrew, Jesse, Michael, Adam, Anna and Andrea for introducing me to the (cultural) geography/neighborhood(s); to Bruce, Wadada and Ras who gave me my first few gigs; and to Tim and Evan for offering me sideman gigs. And a very big thanks to Josh, Catherine and Nick for much of the above, and for collaborating on some long-term projects. To everyone, I hope to repay the your generosity (and hope to catch up when I’m back in Brooklyn/NYC).

Now back in Cork, and, for what feel like the first time in a long time, I’m arriving without a gig in town (and, to my surprise, I’m not too unhappy about that). Some plans ahead (solo performance at SARC for starters), fingers crossed, something will work out.

Anyway, as posted earlier, I’m seeking performances for Numbers (Richard Barrett and Han-earl Park), Eris 136199 (Nick Didkovsky, Han-earl Park and Catherine Sikora) and Mathilde 253 (Charles Hayward, Han-earl Park and Ian Smith). Interested promoters, venues, festivals and sponsors, please get in touch! [Details…]

site update: farewell music.calarts.edu/~hpark

The original home of buster & friends’ d’da, music.calarts.edu/~hpark (originally shoko.calarts.edu/~hpark, latterly adagio.calarts.edu/~hpark) has shut down. That shouldn’t affect the majority of visitors to this site, but some of the older media files stored on adagio (mostly linked via the scrapbook, guitar-guitarist duet pages, and the archived io 0.0.1 beta site) have now been migrated to busterandfriends.com.

That, I think, clears out the final relics of the pre-September 2007 buster & friends’ d’da. Thanks to Clay Chaplin and Tom Erbe for keeping the server(s)/service going all these years.

reminder: Han-earl Park at the Downtown Music Gallery, New York

Han-earl Park
Han-earl Park (Photo © 2010 Stephanie Hough)

This Sunday (April 1, 2012), at 7:00 pm: a solo set by Han-earl Park (“Solo Electric Guitar from World Traveling Improviser” according to Bruce Lee Gallanter), preceded at 6:00 pm by an ‘April Fool’s Day Mystery Set’ (“Mysterious UK Trumpeter & JOSH SINTON – Baritone Sax”), at the Downtown Music Gallery (13 Monroe Street, New York, NY 10002-7351) [map…]. Free admission. [Details…]

performance: Han-earl Park at the Downtown Music Gallery, New York

Han-earl Park
Han-earl Park (Photo © 2010 Stephanie Hough)

Sunday, April 1, 2012, at 7:00 pm: a solo (or guitar-guitarist duet) set by Han-earl Park at the Downtown Music Gallery (13 Monroe Street, New York, NY 10002-7351) [map…]. (It’s probably about time: it’s been a year and a half since my last solo performance.) There’s also an ‘April Fool’s Day Mystery Set’ at 6:00pm. Free admission.

See the performance diary for up-to-date info. [DMG page…]

performance: Han-earl Park at the BSP

Saturday, October 2, 2010, at 1:00 pm: I’ll be doing a solo (or guitar-guitarist duet) performance at the Basement project Space (Cork, Ireland). Admission is free.

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

Han-earl Park 10-02-10 poster
poster (click to download PDF…)

description

The Basement project Space (Cork, Ireland) presents a performance of solo guitar improvisations by Han-earl Park. The event takes place on Saturday, 2 October 2010 at 1:00pm and admission is free.

Improviser, guitarist and constructor Han-earl Park’s playing has been described by Bruce Lee Gallanter (Downtown Music Gallery, New York) as “careful, crafty and well-played with that restrained yet fractured guitar that sounds so good,” and as “beautiful music, incredibly focused” by Nick Didkovsky (Doctor Nerve / Punos Music). Park has performed in clubs, theaters, art galleries, concert halls, and (ad-hoc) alternative spaces in Denmark, England, Ireland, The Netherlands, Scotland and the USA.

He is involved in ongoing collaborations with Bruce Coates, and with Franziska Schroeder, fifteen year long associations with Alex Fiennes and Murray Campbell. Recent performances include ensemble Mathilde 253 (Park, Charles Hayward and Ian Smith) with Lol Coxhill, a concert with Paul Dunmall, with Kato Hideki and Katie O’Looney, an improvisative meeting with Thomas Buckner and Jesse Ronneau, and the performance of Pauline Oliveros’ ‘Droniphonia’ alongside the composer. He has appeared at festivals including Sonic Acts (Amsterdam), the Center for Experiments in Art, Information and Technology Festival (California), dialogues festival (Edinburgh), Sonorities (Belfast) and VAIN Live Art (Oxford).

Park founded and curates Stet Lab, a monthly improvised music space in Cork, Ireland, and teaches improvisation at the UCC School of Music.

performance diary 09-14-10 (Belfast, Berlin, Cork, Dublin, Vienna)

upcoming performances
date venue time details
October 2, 2010 Basement Project Space
1 Camden Place
Camden Quay
Cork, Ireland
1:00pm Solo (or guitar-guitarist duet) performance by Han-earl Park (guitar).
Free admission.
[Details…]
October 11, 2010 The Roundy
Castle Street
Cork, Ireland
9:00pm
(doors: 8:45pm)
Stet Lab returns!
Admission: €10/5.
[Details…]
October 22, 2010 Lichtblik Kino
Kastanienallee 77
10435 Berlin, Germany
10:00pm
(doors: 9:00pm)
Performance by Richard Barrett (electronics) and Han-earl Park (guitar) presented by AUXXX.
Donation: €5.
[Details…]
October 25, 2010 Celeste Jazz Bar
Hamburgerstrasse 18
Vienna, Austria 1050
9:00pm Han-earl Park (guitar) performs as part of the Neu New York / Vienna Institute of Improvised Music.
[Details…]
November 6, 2010 Sonic Arts Research Center
Queen’s University
Belfast, N. Ireland
9:30am
(my paper at 2:00pm)
Not exactly a gig, but a presentation, ‘Subject Matter: Improvising Cyborgs’ by Han-earl Park at the TWO Thousand + TEN symposium. More info to follow…
[Paper Abstract…]
[Details…]
November 15, 2010 The Roundy
Castle Street
Cork, Ireland
9:00pm
(doors: 8:45pm)
Stet Lab’s third birthday event.
Admission: €10/5.
[Details…]
November 25, 2010 Ó Riada Hall
UCC Music Building
Sundays Well
Cork, Ireland
8:00pm Performances by Matana Roberts (saxophone), Han-earl Park (guitar) and Mark Sanders (drums) as part of the UCC concert series. More info to follow…
Admission: €15/5.
December 6, 2010 The Roundy
Castle Street
Cork, Ireland
9:00pm
(doors: 8:45pm)
Final Stet Lab of 2010.
Admission: €10/5.
[Details…]
March 30, 2011 Venue TBC
Dublin, Ireland
TBC Performances by Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet) with Mathilde 253 (Charles Hayward (drums, percussion and melodica), Han-earl Park (guitar) and Ian Smith (trumpet and flugelhorn)). Presented with funding from the Music Network Performance and Touring Award and support from the Improvised Music Company. Details to follow…
March 31, 2011 Venue TBC
Cork, Ireland
TBC Performances by Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet) with Mathilde 253 (Charles Hayward (drums, percussion and melodica), Han-earl Park (guitar) and Ian Smith (trumpet and flugelhorn)). Presented with funding from the Music Network Performance and Touring Award and support from the UCC School of Music. Details to follow…

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performance diary 07-11-10 (Cork, Dublin)

upcoming performances
date venue time details
July 29, 2010 Lewis Glucksman Gallery
UCC
Cork, Ireland
6:00pm Lewis Glucksman Gallery presents a solo (or guitar-guitarist duet) performance by Han-earl Park (guitar).
Free admission.
[Details…]
October 2010 (TBC) Venue TBC
Cork, Ireland
TBC Stet Lab returns!
[Details…]
March/April 2011 (TBC) Venue TBC
Dublin and Cork, Ireland
TBC Performances by Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet) with Mathilde 253 (Charles Hayward (drums, percussion and melodica), Han-earl Park (guitar) and Ian Smith (trumpet and flugelhorn)).
Details to follow…
Presented with funding from the Music Network Performance and Touring Award, and support from the Arts Council of Ireland, the Improvised Music Company, the Triskel Arts Centre and the UCC School of Music.

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