Author Archives: Han-earl Park

Han-earl Park and Bruce Coates (Birmingham, 07-19-16)

Bruce Coates, Han-eark Park and Walt Shaw

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at at 7:30pm: Bruce Coates (saxophones), Han-earl Park (guitar) and Walt Shaw (percussion), plus Jim Bashford (drums) and Andrew Woodhead (piano), perform at Fizzle @ The Lamp Tavern (Barford Street, Birmingham B5 6AH).

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HMSL at Whitechapel Gallery, London

Nothing directly to do with io 0.0.1 beta++ (it didn’t make the cut for this show), but the Hierarchical Music Specification Language developed by Phil Burk, Larry Polansky and David Rosenboom, and which drives the cognitive innards of io 0.0.1 beta++, forms part of the subject of the Luke Fowler and Mark Fell curated exhibition […]

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current state 2015: human actors

Finger-crossed, some interesting news ahead re. machine musicians (and other technological detritus)… but, in the meantime, here’s another update on the activities of io 0.0.1 beta++’s (human) colleagues (it’s been a while since the last one). Han-earl Park Han-earl Park left Brooklyn at the end of 2013. The last few months in New York were […]

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jazzColo[u]rs: le discrepanze tra finzione scientifica e realtà pratica

In the interview with Han-earl Park in the current issue of jazzColo[u]rs (Sommario Ago./Set. 2015, Anno VIII, n. 8–9), Andrew Rigmore asks about the the balance of freedom and prediction in working with improvising machines such as io 0.0.1 beta++: In teoria è tutto aperto, free, non ci sono quasi pre-istruzioni, tranne la durata approssimativa […]

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Improjazz: drama without narration

Somehow I managed to miss this when it came out. Noël Tachet’s review of ‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531) in Improjazz from way back in March 2012: Expériences de résonnances et d’occupation de l’espace sonore. Très dramatique sans narration. Tout l’espace est occupé, toujours de manière surprenante, avec peu de sons, peu de matière (toutefois […]

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CloudsandClocks: deep dialogue

While reviewing ‘Anomic Aphasia’ (SLAMCD 559) by Han-earl Park, Catherine Sikora, Nick Didkovsky and Josh Sinton, Beppe Colli, writing in CloudsandClocks, is reminded of ‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531): It was about four years ago that—totally by chance: I found the CD in my mailbox—I listened to guitarist Han-earl Park for the very first time. […]

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Han-earl Park and Bruce Coates (Birmingham, 10-04-14)

October 28, 2014 at 8:00pm: Fizzle presents guitarist Han-earl Park (performing with Dominic Lash: double bass; and Mark Sanders: drums) and saxophonist Bruce Coates (performing as part of A, B & C with Lee Allatson: drums; and Stewart Brackley: bass). The event takes place at The Lamp Tavern (Barford Street, Birmingham B5 6AH) [map…]. Admission […]

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video trailer: io 0.0.1 beta++

I’m creating YouTube samplers of some of the more recent items in my discography, and I’ve started by uploading a trailer for ‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531) [more info on the recording…]. On the stage: two men, a woman, and an artifact, a freestanding mélange of industrial, military, and domestic hardware. The humans hold graceful, […]

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Dalston Sound: sonic terrain

In the context of his discussion of Richard Barrett’s Dark Matter, and Barrett and Han-earl Park’s ‘Numbers’, Tim Owen of Dalston Sound describes ‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531): Intellectually, if nothing else, the pair [Richard Barrett and Han-earl Park] are an intriguing match. Before his meeting with Barrett, in May 2010, Park recorded an album, […]

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from the archives: frankenmusic(s)

Originally posted (under the title ‘beta test 11-10-08: preamble’) on November 25, 2008 in response to the testing session with Franziska Schroeder, and to Franziska’s article. This testing session took place a year and a half before io 0.0.1 beta++’s public debut, and at this stage io was very much work in progress. Almost eight […]

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Han-earl Park with mystery saxophonist (New York, 02-24-13)

Sunday, February 24, 2013, at 6:00pm (our set: 7:00pm): a performance by Han-earl Park (guitar) with mystery saxophonist takes place at the Downtown Music Gallery (13 Monroe Street, New York, NY 10002-7351). [Details…] I can’t say how this is relevant to machine improvisation, machine musicianship, or musical automata, but I will say that it will […]

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Technological Singularity as apocalyptic religious phenomena

Noted cyberpunk author and general critic of all things technocultural, Bruce Sterling has caused a minor storm by telling us that the Technological Singularity is “just not happening” and that “all the symptoms [of the Singularity] are absent” [via io9…]. In the midst of Sterling’s general critique of the Oracles of The Singularity, for me […]

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