Han-earl Park at PAS, Berlin

Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 8:00pm: Han-earl Park (guitar) performs at PAS (Kaiserin Augusta Allee 101, 10553 Berlin). Also performing are HOCUS (João Almeida: trumpet, electronics, fx), and Ian Douglas-Moore (electroacoustic guitar) and Eric Wong (electronics, speakers).

I’m happier with my playing than maybe ever (long-time friends and comrades will know how rare a statement that is coming from me). So catch me in this creative state while you still can!

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

Out on NEWJAiM Recordings

cover art (copyright 2021 NEWJAiM)

Of Life, Recombinant (NEWJAiM9) [details…]

Personnel: Han-earl Park (guitar) with Anne Wellmer (voice on track 4).

Track listing: Game: Mutation (5:38); Naught Opportune (≥ 10:42); Are Variant (≥ 8:06); Of Life, Recombinant (≥ 29:22). Total duration ≥ 53:48.

© 2021 NEWJAiM Recordings.
℗ 2021 Han-earl Park.

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). [PAS page…] [Facebook event…]
July 19, 2024 TBA
Berlin
Germany
TBA Han-earl Park (guitar).
Details to follow…
October 18, 2024 Schwere Reiter
Dachauer Straße 114a
80636 München (Kreativquartier)
Germany
TBA Han-earl Park (guitar), Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion and electronics) and Camila Nebbia (saxophone) perform as part of Parallel Universe presented by Offene Ohren.
Details to follow…

Continue reading “Performance diary (Berlin and München) 060924”

Gonggong 225088 at Club Manufaktur, Schorndorf

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 Manufaktur (Hammerschlag 8, 73614 Schorndorf). €26/22/16. [Get tickets…]

It’s been a couple of months since this trio last hit the stage, but each time is different, and every time is special. I am so very much looking forward to playing again with Camila and Yorgos, and excited to be finally taking this trio out of its birth city. See you at Manufaktur!

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

Out now on 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.

Out now! Gonggong 225088 (wa008)

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

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 Waveform Alphabet! As I wrote:

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. [Read the rest…]

I’m very, very happy with the music on this album, and feel very privileged to have shared this journey with the creative people on-stage, and behind-the-scenes. Please enjoy the noise!

[About this album…] [Get the CD/download from Waveform Alphabet (Bandcamp)…]

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

Han-earl Park at Bruitkasten, Köln

Tomorrow! (Wednesday, May 15, 2024) at 8:00pm: Han-earl Park (guitar) performs as part of Bruitkasten at Gemeinde Köln (Ebertplatzpassage, Laden 7, 50668 Köln). Also performing are Emily Wittbrodt (’cello) and Simon Camatta (drums), and Melchior Mahnig (gravoblitz), Balthasar Belm (hologlotar) and Kasimir Kengel (semi-ionic trafoplex).

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

Out on NEWJAiM Recordings

cover art (copyright 2021 NEWJAiM)

Of Life, Recombinant (NEWJAiM9) [details…]

Personnel: Han-earl Park (guitar) with Anne Wellmer (voice on track 4).

Track listing: Game: Mutation (5:38); Naught Opportune (≥ 10:42); Are Variant (≥ 8:06); Of Life, Recombinant (≥ 29:22). Total duration ≥ 53:48.

© 2021 NEWJAiM Recordings.
℗ 2021 Han-earl Park.

Han-earl Park at DISSIDENTS LIX, Berlin

Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 8:00pm: Han-earl Park (guitar) performs as part of DISSIDENTS LIX at PAS (Kaiserin Augusta Allee 101, 10553 Berlin). Also performing are Luís (piano) and Lorena Izquierdo (voice action), and VÍZ (voice and electronics).

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

Out on NEWJAiM Recordings

cover art (copyright 2021 NEWJAiM)

Of Life, Recombinant (NEWJAiM9) [details…]

Personnel: Han-earl Park (guitar) with Anne Wellmer (voice on track 4).

Track listing: Game: Mutation (5:38); Naught Opportune (≥ 10:42); Are Variant (≥ 8:06); Of Life, Recombinant (≥ 29:22). Total duration ≥ 53:48.

© 2021 NEWJAiM Recordings.
℗ 2021 Han-earl Park.

Performance diary (Berlin, Köln, München and Schorndorf) 050124

upcoming performances
date venue time details
May 9, 2024 PAS
Kaiserin Augusta Allee 101
10553 Berlin
Germany
8:30pm (doors: 8pm) Han-earl Park (guitar) Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion and electronics) and Camila Nebbia (saxophone) performs as part of DISSIDENTS LIX. Also performing: Luís (piano) and Lorena Izquierdo (voice action), and VÍZ (voice and electronics). [Details…]
[PAS page…] [Facebook event…]
May 15, 2024 Gemeinde Köln
Ebertplatzpassage, Laden 7
50668 Köln
Germany
8:00pm Han-earl Park (guitar) as part of Bruitkasten. Also performing: Emily Wittbrodt (’cello) and Simon Camatta (drums), and Melchior Mahnig (gravoblitz), Balthasar Belm (hologlotar) and Kasimir Kengel (semi-ionic trafoplex).
[Details…]
[Impakt page…]
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.
[Details…]
[Manufaktur page (get tickets)…] [Facebook event…]
October 18, 2024 Schwere Reiter
Dachauer Straße 114a
80636 München (Kreativquartier)
Germany
TBA Han-earl Park (guitar), Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion and electronics) and Camila Nebbia (saxophone) perform as part of Parallel Universe presented by Offene Ohren.
Details to follow…

Continue reading “Performance diary (Berlin, Köln, München and Schorndorf) 050124”

Kaffe Matthews and Han-earl Park at REH, Berlin

Erweitert in der REH (23 April 2024): Sascha Banck/Daniel Erdmann/Isabel Rößler; BasTa! duo (Caroline Cecilia Tallone/Alexis Baskind); and Kaffe Matthews/Han-earl Park. Design and artwork by Sanja Star. Copyright 2024 Erweitert in der REH.
Design and artwork by Sanja Star. © 2024 Erweitert in der REH

Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 8:00pm (doors: 7:30pm): Kaffe Matthews (electronics) and Han-earl Park (guitar) perform as part of Erweitert in der REH at REH (Kopenhagener Straße 17, 10437 Berlin). Also performing are BasTa! duo (Caroline Cecilia Tallone and Alexis Baskind); and Sascha Banck, Daniel Erdmann and Isabel Rößler.

Kaffe and I have been playing since December, and it’s been an evolving, rewarding creative process. This performance will be the first time we get to present our music in public (a big, big thanks to Ligia Liberatori and Isabel Rößler for hosting us), and I’m very excited to finally share our noise!

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

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

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 Waveform Alphabet!

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.

[Get 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.

updates

05-23-24: released!
05-27-24: update with video playlist.

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…]