Improvisation Workshop April 7th 2017

Not an official Stet Lab event (the Lab is still on hiatus), but fans of the alternatively pedagogical space that was Stet Lab should be interested in this group improvisation workshop. The workshop will be lead by drummer Mark Sanders (Stet Lab guest artist February 2009), double bassist Dominic Lash, guitarist Han-earl Park (Stet Lab curator 2007–2011), and vocalist and electronics performer Caroline Pugh.

Caroline Pugh, Mark Sanders, Dominic Lash and Han-earl Park (copyright 2016 Jordan Hutchings, 2016 Bruce Coates, Andrew Putler, 2010 Seán Kelly, and 2014 Han-earl Park)

Photos © Jordan Hutchings/Bruce Coates/Andrew Putler/Seán Kelly.

Friday, 7 April 2017

2:30 pm (setup: 1:10 pm)

Aula Maxima (UCC) [map…]
Cork, Ireland

Are you a musician, artist, sound-maker or composer wanting to make music collectively? Are you an improviser in jazz, rock, folk or other tradition wishing to engage across traditions? Are you a performer finding it difficult to bridge the frameworks of idiom and the promise of open, free-play of improvisation? Are you an aspiring free improviser?

A practical, playful, hands-on masterclass, this workshop will offer a unique opportunity for performers to participate in musical interactions, and create spontaneous musical expressions. In addition to learning to realize the possibilities of improvisative play, the workshop will be an opportunity to meet and interact with local, national, and international practitioners of improvised musics.

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on hiatus: thanks for listening

Stet Lab is, and has been for some time, on indefinite hiatus.

Thanks for visiting.

If you are an improviser looking for performance opportunities in and around Cork, please contact the former curator Han-earl Park who may be able to help.

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web clear-out: audio recordings 2007–2008

A quick heads-up: I will be removing some of the audio recordings of Stet Lab’s first year (prior to the November 2008 event). The audio currently resides at the Lab’s archive site.

Read more to find out how to save your favorite recordings.

Post written by Han-earl Park, Stet Lab’s once curator and web wrangler.

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Stet Lab June 2011: Featuring Ilse de Ziah and Bertrand Galen

The monthly event, Stet Lab, returns on Monday June 13th, upstairs at The Roundy Bar, Castle Street, Cork City. An established platform for all things hybrid, (dis)functional and mutated, Stet Lab has the pleasure of presenting two local high-profile Cellists: Ilse de Ziah and Bertrand Galen.

Isle and Bertrand are promising a night of “wild free impro and crazy sounds from two cellos.”

Also performing at the event will be Stet Lab’s house band, this month featuring Johnathan Deasy (guitar) and guests, appearing as The Real-Time Company (for the Ad-Hoc Association) Of.

The event will begin at 21:00 and entry is €6 (€3).

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Update 16.05.2011 (Photos/Recordings)

The March, April and May Lab recordings are now all online at www.archive.org. Simply search for ‘Stet Lab’ to find them, or click the links below.

Stet Lab: March 2011 Recordings

Stet Lab: April 2011 Recordings

Stet Lab: May 2011 Recordings

Photos of the May Lab are now available here. All photos by, and copyright Tony O Connor.

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Lab Thanks: 09.05.2011

Thanks to everyone who performed last night; Susan Geaney, David O’Regan, Francis Heery, Bearnas Níc An STúdaire, Marian Murray, Tony O Connor, Athos Tsiopani, Kevin Terry and Han-earl Park, and to everyone who came to this very special Reunion Lab. Special thanks to Jonathan Deasy for doing sound and Tony for filling in on photos.

Recordings of this and last month’s Labs will be online shortly, and details of next month’s event are coming soon!

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Stet Lab May 2011: Featuring Susan Geaney and David O Regan

The monthly event, Stet Lab, returns on Monday May 9th, upstairs at The Roundy Bar, Castle Street, Cork City. An established platform for all things hybrid, (dis)functional and mutated, Stet Lab will be reunited with a former regular performer: flautist Susan Geaney.

Flute/Bass Flute performer Susan Geaney is a Composer/Improviser currently based in Dublin. She has a passion for improvisation in several contexts: dance, sound art, acoustics and electronics. In 2010, Susan composed and also improvised ‘Oh Dear!’ (Contemporary Dance) at La Nuit Blanche in Paris. Furthermore, Geaney was awarded a bursary from London based Just Flutes which enabled her to travel to the Isle of Skye and perform with the flute ensemble Rarescale. This April, Susan will have a work Premiered by the Quiet Ensemble in the ‘National Concert Hall’ (NCH). Whilst based in Cork, Susan was a regular at ‘Stet Lab,’ which saw her to perform with such improvisers as: Don Malone, Murray Campbell and Ian Smith.
Joining Susan this month will be local improviser/composer David O’Regan. Having met in University College Cork (UCC) whilst studying for a Masters in Composition, both David and Susan took part in a performance of Christian Wolfe’s Burdocks. David is currently working on music for a retro-style computer game, and is also due to have a piece for two cellos premiered at the ‘NCH’ in May. Improvisers that David has performed with are: Han-Earl Park, Veronica Tadman and Marian Murray.

Also performing at the event will be Stet Lab’s house band; a group of Cork-based improvisers appearing as The Real-Time Company (for the Ad-Hoc Association) Of…

The event will begin at 21:00 and entry is €6 (€3).

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