Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Apr 25 2019 8:00 PM


8:15 pm Atchley/Heglin duo
Kattt Atchley, Ron Heglin - voice
9:00 pm Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer - voice (Norway)


Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer in Vinje in Telemark is a Norwegian sound-based vocal artist and multivocalist. Meyer's sound expression has traces of larynx, opera, contemporary music and folk music from various parts of the world. Meyer's character lies in the nonverbal expression, as well as her vocal scope, which spans 6.5 octaves. Meyer is a graduate of the Grieg Academy and from the Orff Institute at the Mozarteum / Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Salzburg , Austria . Meyer is a college lecturer at the Department of Performing Arts NTA | Østfold University College , and hourly teacher at the Ole Bull Academy . She has been employed at the Grieg Academy, the Norwegian Academy of Music , and is a sought-after course holder in Norway and at educational institutions abroad. She has sung in The Norwegian Soloist Choir for 7 years and had the state's 3-year artistic grant 2013-2016.


Over the last 20 years, the music improvisation duo of Kattt Atchley and Ron Heglin have gradually developed a vocal sound that integrates language and vocal sung traditions. With a focus on experimentation, they have shaped a signature sound from imagined landscapes, melodies, multiple tunings, and amplification. Kattt and Ron plan to release their first duo recording (recorded and mixed by Phillip Perkins) sometime early 2019.Kattt Atchley is an experimental musical vocalist, composer, and improvisor who creates a blended sound using her voice, pitches (multiple tunings), amplification, and imagination. Since the mid 90’s, she has performed solo and with others at various venues, from theaters to radio stations to galleries to museums to back yards. She has longtime collaborations with Ron Heglin and, with her husband, K. Atchley. Kattt studies voice and Hindustani classical music theory and is a member of the Vasundhara Choir directed by her teacher, Rita Sahai.

Ron Heglin is a Vocalist and Trombonist exploring the broad sound palette of the human voice as expressed in many languages and musical traditions. This has led to the evolution of an imaginal or fictional language which is presented spoken and/or sung in performance either solo or in ensemble. Mr. Heglin has been a student of North Indian Vocal Music and credits this study with providing a musical grounding to his present work. As a Trombonist and as a Vocalist he has a long history of performance both locally and internationally as a part of the improvisation and new music community.

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