Photomusix: Han-earl Park, Yorgos Dimitriadis and Camila Nebbia at Neue Zukunft, Berlin

Han-earl Park, Camila Nebbia and Yorgos Dimitriadis, March 27, 2024 at Neue Zukunft, Berlin. Photo copyright 2024 Cristina Marx/Photomusix.
Photo © 2024 Cristina Marx/Photomusix.

The band continued to play,
As the bunker sank,
Slowly. Swallowed by the moss and earth.

Cristina Marx/Photomusix has posted photographs of the March 27, 2024 performance by Han-earl Park, Yorgos Dimitriadis and Camila Nebbia at Neue Zukunft, Berlin. Thanks so, so much, Cristina! [Facebook photo album…]

Coming soon from Waveform Alphabet

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.

Han-earl Park, Yorgos Dimitriadis and Camila Nebbia at Neue Zukunft, Berlin

This Wednesday (March 27, 2024), 9:00pm (doors: 8:30pm): Dream a little noisy, sweetly disquieting dream with Han-earl Park (guitar), Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion and electronics) and Camila Nebbia (saxophone) at Neue Zukunft (Alt-Stralau 68, 10245 Berlin). Also performing are Sofia Salvo, Alexander Markvart and Paolo Possidente. Entry: €7–15 at the door.

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

Coming soon from Waveform Alphabet

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.

Gonggong 225088 (wa008)

Gonggong 225088 cover art (copyright 2024 Han-earl Park)
Gonggong 225088 (wa008) © 2024 Han-earl Park

Available to preview and pre-order from Waveform Alphabet: Gonggong 225088 (wa008), the eponymous debut album from the trio of Han-earl Park (guitar), Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion and electronics) Camila Nebbia (saxophone).

I love what’s recorded (and sculpted) here as sound. There are behind-the-scenes stories about an impossible group emerging from the debris of lockdown and the tangles of inter-border bureaucracy (stories for another time). But also, to my ears as a listener, there’s something tricky and oblique about our music—an origami of fire music and improvisative mischief—knotted, folded-on-itself, and, at time, joyously vexed.

Yet, the feeling on-stage, it’s all near effortless ‘and then’s and ‘therefore’s; of effects and reactions, but also reframings and reflections and retroactions. We went, I think, to a lot of unexpected places in that one session.

So sit-back in your favorite sofa or beanbag, or, headphones ready, go for a wander and a walk, or maybe sit at the table with a good book, and enjoy the journey.

[Pre-order the CD/download from Waveform Alphabet (Bandcamp)…]

CD: $15 plus shipping. Download: $10.

description

Fluid, pliable motion…. The synergy between them is electrifying….

— Corey Mwamba (Freeness, BBC Radio 3)

Blue-green iridescence
(Crunch and more scatter)
A vacuum of warning

The latest project from Korean-American guitarist, improviser and composer Han-earl Park, Gonggong 225088 is his trio with Argentinian saxophonist, composer and visual artist Camila Nebbia, and Greek drummer, improviser and sound artist Yorgos Dimitriadis. Based in Berlin, the group emerged, piece-by-piece, from the darkly hazy, collective dream of masks, remote work, and social distancing.

By turns light-as-a-feather, and heavy and prickly as a bucket of rusty nails, the music is of contradiction and ambiguity. Leaps into ’90s HatHut pastiche are followed by truckers-in-space-engine-rumbles; slow-crawls-from-the-swap of irony-free ‘bells’n’smells’ sound art followed by turns-turns-turns-on-a-dime mutant Free Funk. Gonggong 225088 find overlapping-through-time, All-You-Zombies guitar gestures; stompbox-assisted saxophone punk ventriloquisms; and hive-mind metallophone creatures that migrate across the stereo field.

Here be dragons.

It’s music that is simultaneously earnest and full of ironic glee; a spaghetti junction of noise held together by a deep love of connection, and a constantly shifting center of balance found only in ensemble play.

Recorded with skill and sensitivity by Rabih Beaini, mixed by Han-earl Park to place the listener within the ensemble, and mastered for presence’n’punch by Andrew Weathers, this eponymous debut album captures Park, Dimitriadis and Nebbia in live performance at Morphine Raum.

Recommended reading: China Miéville. “Covehithe.Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories (Pan Macmillan, 2015).

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.

recording details

Music by Han-earl Park, Yorgos Dimitriadis and Camila Nebbia.

Recorded live December 4, 2023, Morphine Raum, Berlin.
Recorded by Rabih Beaini.
Mixed by Han-earl Park. Mastered by Andrew Weathers.

Video by Carina Khorkhordina. Video edited by Han-earl Park.

Design and artwork by Han-earl Park.

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

Tomorrow: Han-earl Park and Marie Takahashi at PAS, Berlin

Tomorrow! (Sunday, March 3, 2024), doors at 8:00pm, music “a little later”: Han-earl Park (guitar) and Marie Takahashi (viola) perform at PAS (Kaiserin Augusta Allee 101, 10553 Berlin). Also performing are Tom Malmendier (percussion), Marina Cyrino (amplified flutes) and Michael Thieke (clarinet); and Alexander Markvart (feedback guitar, objects) and Tom Malmendier (percussion).

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

Performance diary (Berlin and Schorndorf) 021924

upcoming performances
date venue time details
February 21, 2024 Morphine Raum
Köpenicker Str. 147
10997 Berlin
Germany
8:30pm (doors: 8pm) Thoughts of Trio (Aidan Baker: bass; Katharina Schmidt: drums; and Han-earl Park: guitar).
€10 at the door.
[Details…]
[Morphine page…] [Facebook event…]
March 3, 2024 PAS
Kaiserin Augusta Allee 101
10553 Berlin
Germany
8:30pm (doors: 8pm) Han-earl Park (guitar) and Marie Takahashi (viola). Also performing: Tom Malmendier, Marina Cyrino and Michael Thieke; and Alexander Markvart and Tom Malmendier. [Details…]
[PAS page…] [Facebook event…]
March 27, 2024 Neue Zukunft
Alt-Stralau 68
10245 Berlin
Germany
9:00pm (doors: 8:30pm) Han-earl Park (guitar), Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion and electronics) and Camila Nebbia (saxophone) as part of Future Bash Reloaded #2. Also performing: Sofia Salvo, Alexander Markvart and Paolo Possidente. €7–15 at the door.
[Details…]
April 23, 2024 REH
Kopenhagener Straße 17
10437 Berlin
Germany
8:00pm Han-earl Park (guitar) and Kaffe Matthews (electronics) as part of Improvisierte Musik in der REH. Also performing: Cecilia Carolina Tallione and Alexis Baskind; and Sascha Banck, Daniel Erdmann and Isabel Rößler. [Facebook event…]
May 31, 2024 Club Manufaktur
Hammerschlag 8
73614 Schorndorf
Germany
8:30pm Han-earl Park (guitar), Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion and electronics) and Camila Nebbia (saxophone).
€26/22/16.
[Manufaktur page (get tickets)…] [Facebook event…]
October 2024 Venue TBA
Germany
TBA Han-earl Park (guitar), Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion and electronics) and Camila Nebbia (saxophone).
Details to follow…

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Han-earl Park and rit. at Unit 44, Dublin

A colorful, sometimes violent and revelatory listening experience that infuses modern aesthetics with the spirit of the ancient.

— John Morrison (Jazz Right Now, Best of 2017)

This coming Thursday (February 15, 2024) at 7:00pm: An evening of skonky improvised goodness and extra-lingual vocalisations with Han-earl Park (guitar) and rit. (voice and electronics) at Unit 44 (44 Prussia Street, Dublin). Tickets: 10€ [get tickets…]

I’m also giving a lecture as part of the Contemporary Composition Perspectives series at TU Dublin Conservatoire at 4pm. If you’re around, please drop by and say hi.

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

By Han-earl Park and rit.

Cover of ‘Sirene 1009’ (BAF000) with Han-earl Park, Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders and Caroline Pugh (artwork copyright 2017, Han-earl Park)

Sirene 1009 (BAF000) [details…]

Personnel: Han-earl Park (guitar), Dominic Lash (double bass), Mark Sanders (drums) and rit. (deadname: Caroline Pugh) (voice and tape recorder).

Track listing: Psychohistory III (≥9:47), Cliodynamics I (10:44), Cliodynamics II (12:22), Cliodynamics III (5:11), Hopeful Monsters (9:41), Psychohistory V (≥10:40). Total duration ≥58:25.

© + ℗ 2017 Han-earl Park.

update

02–14-24: add lecture details.

Thoughts of Trio at Morphine Raum, Berlin

Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at 8:30pm (doors: 8pm): Thoughts of Trio (Aidan Baker: bass; Katharina Schmidt: drums; and Han-earl Park: guitar) perform at Morphine Raum (Köpenicker Str. 147, 10997 Berlin). Entry: €10 at the door.

Add some rusted machine parts to the tree sap, and stir in a large mixing bowl.

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

Gonggong 225088 on Freeness, BBC Radio 3

You can now listen again to Corey Mwamba’s Freeness on BBC Radio 3, and catch the extended preview of Gonggong 225088, my upcoming album with Yorgos Dimitriadis and Camila Nebbia. On the show, Corey described our music as having “fluid, pliable motion”:

And the synergy between them is electrifying…. So much intensity in that music. Even when the volume goes down the intensity is still there. [Listen to the rest…]

A big thanks to producer Silvia Malnati at Freeness, and big, big thanks to Corey for supporting our music, and supporting the broader communities of creative people.

The album artwork is complete, and I’ve been working the last couple of weeks with engineer Andrew Weathers, and label mastermind David Menestres on the album masters. Gonggong 225088 will be out on Waveform Alphabet later this year. More soon!

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Performance diary (Berlin, Dublin and Schorndorf) 012724

upcoming performances
date venue time details
February 15, 2024 Unit 44
44 Prussia Street
Dublin
Ireland
7:00pm Han-earl Park (guitar) and rit. (voice and electronics).
€10.
[Details…]
[Get tickets…] [Facebook event…]
February 21, 2024 Morphine Raum
Köpenicker Str. 147
10997 Berlin
Germany
8:30pm (doors: 8pm) Thoughts of Trio (Aidan Baker: bass; Katharina Schmidt: drums; and Han-earl Park: guitar).
€10 at the door.
[Details…]
[Morphine page…] [Facebook event…]
May 31, 2024 Club Manufaktur
Hammerschlag 8
73614 Schorndorf
Germany
8:30pm Han-earl Park (guitar), Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion and electronics) and Camila Nebbia (saxophone).
€26/22/16.
[Manufaktur page (get tickets)…] [Facebook event…]
October 2024 Venue TBA
Germany
TBA Han-earl Park (guitar), Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion and electronics) and Camila Nebbia (saxophone).
Details to follow…

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SPLICE: ‘Bandwidth’ (coda)

Watch the closing six minutes of ‘Bandwidth,’ my audio-visual piece performed as part of SPLICE back in October. [Watch another excerpt…]

What happens to interaction when gesture and context are removed by distance? A playful, noisy exploration of the oblique fictions of Here and Now, and Then and There.

Thanks again to Carina Khorkhordina for the audio and video recording, and to initiative neue musik berlin for funding this project.

Coming soon: Gonggong 225088

Gonggong 225088, an album of noisy, sweetly disquieting dreams by Han-earl Park, Yorgos Dimitriadis and Camila Nebbia will be will be released by Waveform Alphabet in 2024! Tune in to Freeness on BBC Radio 3 for a preview of the album. More soon!

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SPLICE: ‘Bandwidth’ (excerpt A)

Watch the first eight minutes of ‘Bandwidth,’ my audio-visual piece performed as part of SPLICE back in October.

What happens to interaction when gesture and context are removed by distance? A playful, noisy exploration of the oblique fictions of Here and Now, and Then and There.

As I wrote previously, this was the first public, on-stage performance of my videographic compositional work which I’d been developing since the lockdowns, but became, over time, a broader explorations of ambiguity, and the possibilities of drama and narrative in tension with the improvisative. I hope to take this work on the road next year. More to be announced soon.

A big thanks to Carina Khorkhordina for the audio and video recording, and to initiative neue musik berlin for funding this project.