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 😉
Kato 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’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.
Based 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.
Stet Lab featuring Bruce Coates, plus The Real-Time Company (for the Ad-Hoc Association) of… Paul Dowling (bass guitar), Vicky Langan (electronics) and James O’Gorman (guitar).
Not exactly a music performance, but a presentation by Han-earl Park on io 0.0.1 beta as part of the TWO Thousand + NINE symposium.
I may also be performing in the evening, but that’ll likely be a last-minute call. Stay tuned.