June 18 | 8pm
Chris Gray, Spencer Roth & Cole Pulice
Adam J. Patterson, B.A.
Chris Hontos & Matthew Manowski
June 21 | 9pm
Voicehandler (San Fransisco, CA)
Voicehandler, the duo of Jacob Felix Heule and Danishta Rivero, is an electroacoustic ensemble combining improvisation with original compositions. They perform with voice, percussion, electronics, and the Hydrophonium (an electroacoustic percussion instrument created by Rivero).
Their work, song cycle, comprises different nontraditional approaches to the song form. It explores ideas of our origins and what it means to be human, as presented in mythology and literature. Each song is based on an individual text including the Yekuana creation story, and works by Borges, Burroughs, and Hamsun. The music has been written as open scores, leaving much room for Heule and Rivero to draw on their extensive experience as improvisers.
Visions of Christ
John Jerry & Casey Deming
Jacob Felix Heule: percussion
Guro Skumsnes Moe: contrabass
Håvard Skaset: acoustic guitar
Sult is a Norwegian/American trio playing sound-oriented improvised music: Acoustic noise drawing inspiration from contemporary music, electroacoustic improv, and drone. Their music reflects great patience, deep listening, and complete trust in one another. Their individual sounds alternately cohere into unified group textures, and run precariously aside one another as independent streams. The group has been working together since January 2008, and has played throughout Europe and America. They are dedicated to developing their band through touring, in order to explore their music as deeply as possible. In the spring of 2012, they toured the US and Scandinavia, and released their first album, Bark, on Bug Incision. A new LP, Harm, is forthcoming this spring on Bocian Records.
Members of the trio have performed extensively with their own projects Ettrick, Basshaters, Bluefaced People, and MOE; and have collaborated with musicians such as Fred Frith, Bill Orcutt, Maja S. K. Ratkje, Okkyung Lee, Ikue Mori, Barn Owl, Michel Doneda, Jack Wright, and Gino Robair.
Bryce Beverlin II – voice, percussion
Casey Deming – tape, electronics
Tim Glenn – percussion
Adam Zahller ( voice, recorders)
Joey Crane ( cello)
Andrew Bergman ( double bass)
Maja Radovanlija ( guitar (s) )
(first to last)
Pentacene (formerly HeatdeatH)
Andrew Broder & Tim Glenn
(guitar, electronics, percussion)
Jacob Felix Heule & Bryce Beverlin II
(percussion / electronics duo)
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Jacob Felix Heule is a percussionist and electronic musician focused on sound-oriented improvisation following the traditions of electro-acoustic improv, noise, and 20th-century composition. His playing embraces both rough-edged intensity and disciplined instrumental technique.
Heule has worked extensively with double bassist Tony Dryer since 2006, performing and recording with diverse musicians such as Michel Doneda, C Spencer Yeh, Loachfillet, Gino Robair, and Damon Smith. Since 2008 they have also operated as Basshaters, a duo project incorporating electronics in interaction with their acoustic instruments.
Philip Mann (alto & tenor saxes, bass clarinet, percussion)
Ryan Reber (soprano sax, cello)
Rick Ness (alto sax, B flat clarinet, multi-toned tenor bugle, percussion)
Charles Gillett & Mike Hallenbeck
Bryce Beverlin II & Jacob Felix Heule (San Francisco, CA)
Jacob Felix Heule is a drummer and electronic musician whose music directly expresses sonic texture and timbre through the discipline of free improvisation.
Spanning extremes of physicality and intensity, stasis and restraint, his music follows from the traditions of electro-acoustic improv and noise.
In 2004 he founded the acoustic grind duo, Ettrick, with both members playing both drums and saxophones in a style often described as a hybrid of free jazz and black metal.
Heule has worked extensively with double bassist Tony Dryer since 2006, exploring heavy electronics as Basshaters since 2008. Their textural acoustic improv trio
with clarinetist Jacob Lindsay released its debut album, Idea of West, on Creative Sources in 2008. Heule and Dryer also have a trio CD with saxophonist Jack Wright,
and have performed live with diverse musicians such as Michel Doneda, C Spencer Yeh, Gino Robair, and Damon Smith.