Han-earl Park, Yorgos Dimitriadis and Camila Nebbia at Morphine Raum, Berlin

Monday, December 4, 2023, 8:30pm (doors: 8:00pm): Dream a little noisy, sweetly disquieting dream with Han-earl Park (guitar), Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion and electronics) and Camila Nebbia (saxophone) at Morphine Raum (Köpenicker Str. 147, 10997 Berlin). Entry: €10 at the door.

Feel the grass under your feet, and the steel girders flying over your head.
As reeds pop, strings snap, and membranes flutter and resonate.
Trace the folds in the fabric of the interactive.

I feel enormously privileged to be part of this trio with Yorgos and Camila, and super happy to be recording this beautiful confusion of clicks, flutters and snaps, of standing waves and intermodulations. Please come be part of this process!

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

Thanks: Derby, London and Newcastle, November 2023

Guitars in Derby (courtesy of Anton Hunter), London (thanks so Cafe OTO and Alex Ward), and Newcastle.
Guitare du jour. (Thanks to Anton Hunter, Cafe OTO and Alex Ward.)

Thanks so much to everyone behind-the-scenes who made the music happen. Thanks so much to Wesley Stephenson and Charles McGovern at Jazz North East, and to everyone at The Globe. Thanks to Fielding Hope at Cafe OTO for again hosting Juno 3, and my warmest thanks to the awesome, awesome people working at OTO on the night who helped us navigate the Jazz Festival crowd (if you were there, you’ll know what I mean), and to Kevin Shoemaker who exercised his creativity behind the desk. And thanks to Ian Perry, Richard Belfitt, Jonny Hill and everyone at OUT FRONT! and at Déda, and thanks so, so much to the smart, creative and tenacious Corey Mwamba—always a pleasure to play Derby!

A 100% sincere ‘boo’ to the airline who sent my guitar to the wrong airport, but an equally sincere thanks to the guitarists who generously lent me their instruments for a night each in Newcastle, London and Derby: to Alex Ward (rock’n’roll!), and to Anton Hunter (you can take the Tele out of Nashville, but you can’t take the Nashville out of a Tele).

Finally, thanks so much to the musicians who joined me on stage: to Heather Roche and Anton Hunter for the chirps, slaps, snaps, twangs, slides, honks, skronks and growls. And to the amazing Lara Jones and awe-inspiring Pat Thomas—yeah, how about that moment from the second OTO set!—I look forward to many more noisy adventures in the future.

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Out now on Ramble Records

disc art (copyright 2023 Ramble Records)

Juno 3 (RAM-163CD) [details…]

Personnel: Han-earl Park (guitar), Lara Jones (saxophone and electronics) and Pat Thomas (electronics).

Track listing: Orbital Dusk I (6:04), Orbital Dusk II (4:20), Orbital Dusk III (2:29), Orbital Dusk IV (6:03), Diel Vertical Migration I (6:31), Diel Vertical Migration II (4:38), Diel Vertical Migration III (4:33), Diel Vertical Migration IV (7:36), Metastability (7:24). Total duration: 49:36.

© and ℗ 2023 Ramble Records.

Juno 3: Han-earl Park, Lara Jones and Pat Thomas (Newcastle and London)

This November: Juno 3 is performing in Newcastle (November 12) and London (November 13)!

Juno 3 is Han-earl Park (guitar), Lara Jones (saxophone and electronics) and Pat Thomas (electronics). Captivating, gripping and fascinating, Juno 3’s music is a particle sim of sounds which spelunks from derelict urban ravines to cybernetic rainforests, while catching auditory glimpses of crashing robotic waves, and strange telegraphic messages from space.

Nautiloid capsule tumbles
across field lines.
An impracticably agile,
graceful derailment.

As Corey Mwamba said on Freeness about our music, “wonderful energy, constant motion, and roiling in noise. And immense amount of grit and power.” I can honestly say this trio sounds like nothing out there.

See the performance diary for up-to-date info.

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Funded by Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Community.

Out now on Ramble Records

disc art (copyright 2023 Ramble Records)

Juno 3 (RAM-163CD) [details…]

Personnel: Han-earl Park (guitar), Lara Jones (saxophone and electronics) and Pat Thomas (electronics).

Track listing: Orbital Dusk I (6:04), Orbital Dusk II (4:20), Orbital Dusk III (2:29), Orbital Dusk IV (6:03), Diel Vertical Migration I (6:31), Diel Vertical Migration II (4:38), Diel Vertical Migration III (4:33), Diel Vertical Migration IV (7:36), Metastability (7:24). Total duration: 49:36.

© and ℗ 2023 Ramble Records.

Han-earl Park, Heather Roche and Anton Hunter at OUT FRONT! Derby

Heather Roche, Han-earl Park and Anton Hunter. Photos © Kevin Leighton (HR), © Jazz em Agosto/Petra Cvelbar (HeP), and © Amelia Read (AH))
Original photos L-to-R © Kevin Leighton (HR), © Jazz em Agosto/Petra Cvelbar (HeP), and © Amelia Read (AH)

Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at 6:30pm: OUT FRONT! presents Han-earl Park (guitar), Heather Roche (clarinets) and Anton Hunter (guitar) at Déda (19 Chapel Street, Derby DE1 3GU, England).

[OUT FRONT! page…] [Get tickets…]

details

The first on-stage meeting of improvisers Han-earl Park (guitar), Heather Roche (clarinets) and Anton Hunter (guitar).

This promises to be music with great depth and vibrance!

about the musicians

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 is the mastermind behind ensembles including Eris 136199 with Catherine Sikora and Nick Didkovsky; and Sirene 1009 with Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders and rit.; and has a duo with Richard Barrett.

Anton Hunter is a composer and improviser living in Manchester. He leads the 11-piece Article XI band as well as his own trio, both with records on Efpi Records. Also ongoing is a duo with baritone saxophonist Cath Roberts called Ripsaw Catfish, Cath’s quintet Sloth Racket, the trio Beck Hunters and a myriad of other different ensembles, ad hoc and otherwise.

Born in Canada, clarinetist Heather Roche trained in England and now lives in London. She gives workshops in clarinet technique and composition all over Europe, and has premiered many solo works for her instrument, including pieces by Maija Hynninen, Simon Emmerson, Lisa Robertson, Christopher Fox, Dai Fujikura, and others.

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Performance diary (Berlin, Derby, London and Newcastle) 102823

upcoming performances
date venue time details
November 6, 2023 PAS
Kaiserin Augusta Allee 101
10553 Berlin
Germany
8:30pm (doors: 8:00pm) Thoughts of Trio (Aidan Baker: guitar and bass; Katharina Schmidt: drums; and Han-earl Park: guitar). Also performing: Peter Knight, Tizia Zimmermann and Kamil Piotrowicz. [PAS page…] [Facebook event…]
November 12, 2023 The Globe
11 Railway Street
Newcastle NE4 7AD
England
8.00pm (doors: 7.30pm) Han-earl Park (guitar), Lara Jones (saxophone and electronics) and Pat Thomas (electronics) presented by Jazz North East.
£11.
[Details…]
[Facebook event…] [Get tickets…]
Senate Department for Culture and Community
November 13, 2023 Cafe OTO
18–22 Ashwin Street
Dalston
London E8 3DL
England
7:30pm Han-earl Park (guitar), Lara Jones (saxophone and electronics) and Pat Thomas (electronics) perform as part of EFG London Jazz Festival.
£14, £12 advance, £7 members.
[Details…]
[Facebook event…] [OTO page/tickets…]
Senate Department for Culture and Community
November 15, 2023 Déda
19 Chapel Street
Derby DE1 3GU
England
6:30pm Han-earl Park (guitar), Heather Roche (clarinets) and Anton Hunter (guitar) presented by OUT FRONT!
[Details…]
[OUT FRONT! page…] [Get tickets…]
Senate Department for Culture and Community
December 4, 2023 Morphine Raum
Köpenicker Str. 147
10997 Berlin
Germany
8:30pm (doors: 8:00pm) Han-earl Park (guitar), Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion and electronics) and Camila Nebbia (saxophone).
€10 at the door.
[Details…]
[Morphine page…] [Facebook event…]

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Reminder: SPLICE: Improvisation + Videografie at KM28, Berlin

Next week! Friday, October 13, 2023 at 8:30pm (doors: 8pm): SPLICE, an evening of improvisative performance and videography, takes place at KM28 (Karl-Marx-Str. 28, 12043 Berlin).

What happens to interaction when gesture and context are removed by distance? Han-earl Park and Carina Khorkhordina each perform their compositions for solo improviser and video projection. Building on their work developed before (and during) ‘all-our-lockdowns,’ SPLICE is a playful, noisy exploration of the oblique fictions of here and now, and then and there.

Some of you know of my travels in audio-visual compositions that started, in part, as a response to lockdowns and isolation, but ended up becoming broader explorations of ambiguity, and the possibilities of drama and narrative in tension with the improvisative. SPLICE will be the first on-stage, in-person performance-presentation of this work.

It’s an unusual situation for me, as an improviser, whose work depends on a certain kind of immediacy of response—of audience feedback—to present a work for the first time ‘for real’ after having lived with it for this long. ‘Nervously excited’ doesn’t even begin to describe how I’m feeling. Please, please join me next week on this moment of discovery.

[Details…] [KM28 program…] [Facebook event…]

Performance diary (Berlin, Derby, London and Newcastle) 100523

upcoming performances
date venue time details
October 13, 2023 KM28
Karl-Marx-Str. 28
12043 Berlin
Germany
8:30pm (doors: 8:00pm) SPLICE: an evening of improvisation and videography with new works composed and performed by Han-earl Park (guitar and videography), and by Carina Khorkhordina (trumpet and videography).
[Details…]
[KM program…] [Facebook event…]
Initiative Neue Musik Berlin
October 14, 2023 Werkhalle Wiesenburg
Wiesenstrasse 55
13357 Berlin
Germany
8:00pm (doors: 7:00pm) Kriton Beyer (daxophone) and Han-earl Park (guitar).
[Facebook event…]
November 12, 2023 The Globe
11 Railway Street
Newcastle NE4 7AD
England
8.00pm (doors: 7.30pm) Han-earl Park (guitar), Lara Jones (saxophone and electronics) and Pat Thomas (electronics) presented by Jazz North East.
£11.
[Facebook event…] [Get tickets…]
Senate Department for Culture and Community
November 13, 2023 Cafe OTO
18–22 Ashwin Street
Dalston
London E8 3DL
England
8:00pm Han-earl Park (guitar), Lara Jones (saxophone and electronics) and Pat Thomas (electronics) perform as part of EFG London Jazz Festival.
£14, £12 advance, £7 members.
[OTO page/tickets…]
Senate Department for Culture and Community
November 15, 2023 Déda
19 Chapel Street
Derby DE1 3GU
England
6:30pm Han-earl Park (guitar), Heather Roche (clarinets) and Anton Hunter (guitar) presented by OUT FRONT!
[OUT FRONT! page…] [Get tickets…]
Senate Department for Culture and Community
December 4, 2023 Morphine Raum
Köpenicker Str. 147
10997 Berlin
Germany
8:30pm (doors: 8:00pm) Han-earl Park (guitar), Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion and electronics) and Camila Nebbia (saxophone).
€10 at the door.
[Morphine page…]

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Han-earl Park, Yorgos Dimitriadis and Camila Nebbia at Café Plume, Berlin

Han-earl Park, Yorgos Dimitriadis and Camila Nebbia
Original photos © Jazz em Agosto/Petra Cvelbar (HeP), and © Photomusix/Cristina Marx (YD and CN).

Next week (Wednesday, September 27, 2023), 6:00pm (doors: 5:30pm): Dream again a little noisy, gently disquieting dream with Han-earl Park (guitar), Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion and electronics) and Camila Nebbia (saxophone) at Café Plume (Warthestraße 60, 12051 Berlin).

Let the beautiful confusion of clicks, flutters and snaps, of standing waves and intermodulations, begin again.

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

Tomorrow: Han-earl Park, Yorgos Dimitriadis and Camila Nebbia at PAS, Berlin

Han-earl Park, Yorgos Dimitriadis and Camila Nebbia
Original photos © Jazz em Agosto/Petra Cvelbar (HeP), and © Photomusix/Cristina Marx (YD and CN).

Tomorrow (Sunday, September 17, 2023):

Come for the noise and funk, stay for the unstructured, difficult pleasures.

Doors at 8:00pm, music “a little later”: Han-earl Park (guitar), Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion and electronics) and Camila Nebbia (saxophone) perform at PAS (Kaiserin Augusta Allee 101, 10553 Berlin). Also performing is Soporose (and I am super excited to hear what Sara and Marco will bring to the stage). [Details…] [PAS page…] [Facebook event…]

SPLICE: Improvisation + Videografie at KM28, Berlin

Friday, October 13, 2023, at 8:30pm (doors: 8pm): SPLICE, an evening of improvisative performance and videography, takes place at KM28 (Karl-Marx-Str. 28, 12043 Berlin). The event will be the first performances of audio-visual compositions by Han-earl Park, and by Carina Khorkhordina:

Was passiert mit Interaktion, wenn Geste und Kontext aufgrund von Distanz nicht mehr vorhanden sind? Han-earl Park und Carina Khorkhordina stellen jeweils ihre Kompositionen für Solo-Improvisatoren und Videoprojektion vor. Aufbauend auf ihrer Arbeit, die sie vor (und während) der “all-our-lockdowns” entwickelt haben, ist SPLICE eine spielerische, lautstarke Erkundung schräger Fiktionen im ‘Hier und Jetzt’ und des ‘Dann und Dorthin.’

What happens to interaction when gesture and context are removed by distance? Han-earl Park and Carina Khorkhordina each perform their compositions for solo improviser and video projection. Building on their work developed before (and during) ‘all-our-lockdowns,’ SPLICE is a playful, noisy exploration of the oblique fictions of here and now, and then and there.

See the performance diary for up-to-date info. [KM28 program…] [Facebook event…]

Above video trailer by Han-earl Park. Original video and music by Carina Khorkhordina, and by Han-earl Park. © + ℗ 2023 Park/Khorkhordina.

about the artists

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 mastermind behind ensembles including Eris 136199 with Catherine Sikora and Nick Didkovsky; Juno 3 with Lara Jones and Pat Thomas; and Sirene 1009 with Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders and rit.; and has a duo with Richard Barrett. He is the constructor of the machine improviser io 0.0.1 beta++, and instigator of Metis 9, a playbook of improvisative tactics. He has performed with Wadada Leo Smith, Paul Dunmall, Evan Parker, Lol Coxhill, Pauline Oliveros, Josh Sinton, Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen, Gino Robair, Tim Perkis, Andrew Drury and Franziska Schroeder.

His ensembles have appeared at festivals including Jazz em Agosto (Lisbon), Freedom of the City (London), Brilliant Corners (Belfast), ISIM (New York), dialogues festival (Edinburgh) and Sonic Acts (Amsterdam). His recordings have been released by labels including NEWJAiM, SLAM Productions and DUNS Limited Edition. Park taught improvisation at University College Cork, and founded and curated Stet Lab, a space for improvised music in Cork.

Carina Khorkhordina is a trumpet player, photographer and an interdisciplinary artsit living in Berlin since 2014. Aside from developing her music on the trumpet and playing concerts she is working on a series of site-specific performances in the public space of Berlin in collaboration with different musicians, presented as short films and bringing together her interest in urban space, sonic possibilities of the trumpet, field recordings and video documentation.

She has been performing in the context of improvised and experimental music since 2017. The active groups include the duo with Eric Bauer, Slurge (with Eric Bauer, Burkhard Beins, Wolfgang Seidel), Klub Demboh, the duo with Axel Dörner and the trio with Eric Bauer and Lena Czerniawska, as well as a variety of ongoing collaborations.

Between 2016 and 2020 she was a student of various photography programs at FotoDepartament Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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

Han-earl Park, Yorgos Dimitriadis and Camila Nebbia
Original photos © Jazz em Agosto/Petra Cvelbar (HeP), and © Photomusix/Cristina Marx (YD and CN).

Sunday, September 17, 2023, doors at 8:00pm, music “a little later”: Noise and other (extemporized) diversions. Han-earl Park (guitar), Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion and electronics) and Camila Nebbia (saxophone) perform at PAS (Kaiserin Augusta Allee 101, 10553 Berlin). Also performing are Soporose (Sara Neidorf: drums; and Marco Bianciardi: guitar).

Reeds pop’n’slap, strings scratch’n’snap, and membranes flutter and resonate.

Dream a little noisy, gently disquieting dream with us. I’m super proud to be part of a trio with Yorgos and Camila, and I am super happy to be bringing our particular clangerociousness to you. (Plus I am alway excited to see what Sara and Marco bring to the table!)

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

Performance diary (Berlin, Derby, London and Newcastle) 081223

upcoming performances
date venue time details
September 17, 2023 PAS
Kaiserin Augusta Allee 101
10553 Berlin
Germany
8:00pm Han-earl Park (guitar), Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion and electronics) and Camila Nebbia (saxophone). Also performing: Soporose (Sara Neidorf: drums; and Marco Bianciardi: guitar). [Details…]
[PAS page…] [Facebook event…]
September 26, 2023 PAS
Kaiserin Augusta Allee 101
10553 Berlin
Germany
TBC QLH (Quentin Tolimieri: synthesizers; Luca Marini: drums; and Han-earl Park: guitar).
Details to follow…
September 27, 2023 Café Plume
Warthestraße 60
12051 Berlin
Germany
6:00pm (doors: 5:30pm) Camila Nebbia (saxophone), Han-earl Park (guitar) and Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion and electronics)
[Details…]
[Facebook event…]
October 4, 2023 PAS
Kaiserin Augusta Allee 101
10553 Berlin
Germany
8:30pm (doors: 8:00pm) QLH Move! with QLH (Quentin Tolimieri: synthesizers; Luca Marini: drums; and Han-earl Park: guitar) and dancers Jessica Gaynor, Anna Athanasiou, Jessica Akers and Lea Fulton.
[PAS page…] [Facebook event…]
October 13, 2023 KM28
Karl-Marx-Str. 28
12043 Berlin
Germany
8:30pm (doors: 8:00pm) SPLICE: an evening of improvisation and videography with new works composed and performed by Han-earl Park (guitar and videography), and by Carina Khorkhordina (trumpet and videography).
[Details…]
[KM program…] [Facebook event…]
Initiative Neue Musik Berlin
November 12, 2023 Venue TBC
Newcastle
England
TBC Han-earl Park (guitar), Lara Jones (saxophone and electronics) and Pat Thomas (electronics) presented by Jazz North East.
Details to follow…
Senate Department for Culture and Community
November 13, 2023 Cafe OTO
18–22 Ashwin Street
Dalston
London E8 3DL
England
8:00pm Han-earl Park (guitar), Lara Jones (saxophone and electronics) and Pat Thomas (electronics) perform as part of EFG London Jazz Festival.
£14, £12 advance, £7 members.
[OTO page/tickets…]
Senate Department for Culture and Community
November 15, 2023 Déda
19 Chapel Street
Derby DE1 3GU
England
6:30pm Han-earl Park (guitar), Heather Roche (clarinets) and Anton Hunter (guitar) presented by OUT FRONT!
Details to follow…
Senate Department for Culture and Community
December 4, 2023 Morphine Raum
Köpenicker Str. 147
10997 Berlin
Germany
8:30pm (doors: 8:00pm) Han-earl Park (guitar), Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion and electronics) and Camila Nebbia (saxophone).
€10 at the door.
[Morphine page…]

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