Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Jacob Felix Heule
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:

Thursday, August 29 2019 7:30 PM
Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Bill Orcutt + Sult quartet
Rob Magill solo
Car Made of Glass + Devin Nolan quintet  More...
Sunday, September 8 2019 7:30 PM
Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Greg Kelley (Seattle) + Chris Cooper + Danishta Rivero + Jacob Felix Heule quartet
Zachary James Watkins
Glands Of External Secretion  More...
Sunday, September 15 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...
Tuesday, September 24 2019 8:30 PM
Starline Social Club [2236 Martin Luther King Oakland]
Alförjis (Lisbon)  More...
Tuesday, October 8 2019 9:00 PM
Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series 10th anniversary!
- Laetitia Sonami
- Las Sucias
- Foot SOS
- gabby fluke-mogul & Jacob Felix Heule
- Jordan Glenn  More...
CDs on which Jacob Felix Heule appears:
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