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Jacob Felix Heule
percussion
Jacob Felix Heule is an improvising percussionist with a special interest in friction techniques. His music is shaped by intuition, listening, and following where the sounds lead. He embraces limited instrumentation — like a single drum and a single cymbal — as a commitment to exploring the depth of his instruments.

Heule frequently collaborates with Danishta Rivero, Guro Moe, Håvard Skaset, Bill Orcutt, Tom Djll, Matt Chandler, Kanoko Nishi-Smith, Kyle Bruckmann, and John McCowen. He also curates the monthly Active Music Series, and runs a monthly improvisation workshop, Doors That Only Open in Silence.

Heule’s practice is informed by his work as an audio engineer. In addition to regularly doing live sound, he has recently worked on albums by Burmese, Las Sucias, and Black Spirituals.
Upcoming Events:

Sunday, April 21 2019 7:30 PM
Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Over by 10pm. It's free. If you want to contribute, bring snacks and drinks.  More...
Wednesday, April 24 2019 7:30 PM
Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Other Minds’ Latitudes series continues with a rare triple billing: Paul Metzger, a bonafide American folk outsider, performs his entrancing hymnprovisations for modified 23 string banjo. Minneapolis’ mercurial mystery man John Saint Pelvyn makes an ultra-rare Bay Area appearance performing on solo electric guitar—barely harnessed feedback, f-hole howling, mid-jam retunings and whammy bar abuse all-included. Voicehandler rounds out the bill with a set of unnerving glossolalia, electronic sputter and spuming percussion.  More...
Saturday, April 27 2019 7:30 PM
Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
- Chris Cooper + Jacob Felix Heule + Greg Kelley + Danishta Rivero
- Rob Noyes
- Usufruct  More...
Sunday, May 19 2019 7:30 PM
Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Over by 10pm. It's free. If you want to contribute, bring snacks and drinks.  More...
Sunday, June 16 2019 7:30 PM
Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Over by 10pm. It's free. If you want to contribute, bring snacks and drinks.  More...
Friday, June 28 2019 7:30 PM
Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
KREation Ensemble•Prizm•Heule/Fluke-Mogul/Nucci/Robinson  More...
Videos
CDs on which Jacob Felix Heule appears:
ArtistTitleLabelNumber
Ettrick Infinite Horned Abomination
Artist: Ettrick
Title: Infinite Horned Abomination
Label: Self Produced 001
Label page on this site: Self Produced
Self Produced 001
Hodag Hodag
Artist: Hodag
Title: Hodag
Label: Self Produced 002
Label page on this site: Self Produced
Self Produced 002
T.D. Skatchit & Company Skatch Migration
Artist: T.D. Skatchit & Company
Title: Skatch Migration
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4103
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4103