Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Feb 27 2020 8:00 PM


8:15 pm Atchley/Heglin duo CD release performance
Kattt Atchley, Ron Heglin - voice
9:00 pm Kenneth Atchley - solo electronics
9:30 pm Kenneth Atchley, Kattt Atchley and Ron Heglin trio
$8-15 sliding

This evening’s event is a celebration of Kattt Atchley and Ron Heglin’s debut CD “DUO”. The disc, recorded, edited and mixed by Philip Perkins, was released in November 2019.

Over the last 20 years, Kattt and Ron have developed their signature sound of vocal improvisation. They have created a sound which focuses on experimentation and the creation of imagined places through the use of invented language, melodies, multiple tunings, drones, and amplification.

Kattt Atchley is an experimental vocalist, composer/improviser, and visual artist. She creates sound with voice, often combined with amplification, feedback, pure electronic waves to create a unified sound. She enjoys playing solo or with others in acoustic and electro-acoustic environments. She is a member of the Vasundhara Choir, Hindustani vocal music, under the direction of her teacher, vocalist/composer, Rita Sahai. Kattt is a longstanding member of the Bay Area new music community and is inspired by its lineage. She has performed at various venues in the Bay Area and beyond.

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.

Kenneth Atchley joins Kattt and Ron in celebration of their CD. He will present solo works for digital and modular electronics, duet with Kattt, and trio with Kattt and Ron.

Kenneth Atchley works in the medium of abstract electronic sound to create tone poems, drones, generative ambient works. He resides in the East Bay. His performances and works have been featured in US and international venues including STEIM (Amsterdam), Skolska28 (Prague), N.K. (Berlin), The Kitchen (NYC), T-U-B-E (Munich), CEAIT/Red Cat (Los Angeles), Gallery of Fine Arts (Ostrava), Bang On A Can (NYC), The Loft (Cologne), Stork Club (Oakland), SFTAPE 2020 (SF). Online releases of his sound-works include: "Vexing Shadows" (CDBaby, Spotify, Amazon), a variety of works on Soundcloud. CD releases include: "Fountains" (Auscultare Research), duet with John Bischoff "Sealed Cantus" (Bischoff's 23Five CD "Aperture”), and various compilations.

Cost: $8-$15 sliding scale
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