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Han-earl Park

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 and the USA.

Ensembles include Eris 136199 with Nick Didkovsky and Catherine Sikora, Sirene 1009 with Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders and Caroline Pugh, Mathilde 253 with Charles Hayward and Ian Smith, and Numbers with Richard Barrett. Park 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, Josh Sinton, Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen, Gino Robair, Tim Perkis, Andrew Drury, Pat Thomas and Franziska Schroeder, and as part of large ensembles led by Wadada Leo Smith, Evan Parker and Pauline Oliveros. His recordings have been released by labels including Slam Productions, Creative Sources and DUNS Limited Edition.

Park taught improvisation at University College Cork, and founded and curated Stet Lab, a space for improvised music in Cork.

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“Guitarist Han-earl Park is a musical philosopher…. Expect unexpected things from Park, who is a delightful shape-shifter….” Brian Morton (Point of Departure)

“Kaleidoscopic music, a rubato flux of superimposed noises in which lightning-fast progression from one galvanising sound event (noise thru silence) to another….” Tim Owen (Dalston Sound)

“Though short, percussive, hard-to-notate sounds dominate Han-earl Park’s sound, he does utilize the totality of the guitar’s sonorities—just not in the proportions demanded by the nostalgic (retrospective, reactionary, etc.) owners of major media….” Stanley Zappa (The New York City Jazz Record)

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Primary Instrument

Guitar, electric

Location

Cork

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Eris 136199

busterandfriends.com
2018

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Sirene 1009

busterandfriends.com
2017

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Anomic Aphasia

Slam Records
2015

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Park+Murray (Cork,...

busterandfriends.com
2012

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Park-Schroeder (Cork,...

busterandfriends.com
2012

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Numbers

Creative Sources Recordings
2012

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Walking Drives

From: Jin-Park-Weeter (Cork, 01-24-11)
By Han-earl Park

Recursion, Closure

From: Park+Murray (Cork, 07-29-10)
By Han-earl Park

4G alt.

From: io 0.0.1 beta++
By Han-earl Park

바르트

From: Sikora-Smith-Park (Cork,...
By Han-earl Park

Shoapnxoe gutair dmurs a.ii

From: Dunmall-Park-Sanders...
By Han-earl Park

Carrier

From: Han-earl Park and Richard Scott
By Han-earl Park

Chorale

From: Park-Schroeder (Cork, 03-26-09)
By Han-earl Park

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