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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, September 4 2022 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. Donations for the venue rental are encouraged.

Masks required! Musicians may unmask while playing. Please stay home if you are sick or believe you may have been exposed.  More...
Wednesday, September 14 2022 8:00 PM
Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Sult (Norway/USA) + TBA  More...
Thursday, September 15 2022 8:00 PM
Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
Bruce Ackley & Karen Stackpole
Karen Stackpole deep gong practicioner together with Bruce Ackely, founding member of Rova Saxophone Quartet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH8pW9_h-kQ

Amy Reed
Video projections and prepared guitar improvised live right before your very mind by Amy Melissa Reed, Native (Yo'eme), Queer, California Painter, and Improviser anchored in ecology, peace and community building.
https://sites.google.com/view/amymelissareed/

Hyères
Luciano Chessa, composer, performance artist and author of a book-length music history, "Luigi Russolo Futurist: Noise, Visual Arts & the Occult" enters the Peacock Lounge with a new project, Hyères. He may be known for huge performances, pipe organ pieces, operatic scale works, collaborations with Blixa Bargeld, Ellen Fullman, Pauline Oliveros and the like, but this is a rare chance to hear him in a small setting. He may come forth with sleigh bells, hearing aids and a megaphone or maybe with a virtual Aardvark Synth washing across acoustic guitar as his psychfolk baritone vocals resonate in, of course, Italian. However he shows, you'll marvel at where this goes.
https://www.lucianochessa.com/performance-videos/

Sult
Jacob Felix Heule has friends in cold places, when they cross the Atlantic we warm them on audience-heat inside the Peacock Lounge. Contrabass, guitar and bass drum are magnified by microphone and focused back onto the audience, a feedback loop of spreading intensity as subtle harmonics combust, scorching the floor, softening metal, licking the rafters 'til the room is no skin, all smiles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP6uz7V9vw4  More...
Sunday, October 2 2022 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. Donations for the venue rental are encouraged.

Masks required! Musicians may unmask while playing. Please stay home if you are sick or believe you may have been exposed.  More...
Videos
CDs on which Jacob Felix Heule appears:
ArtistTitleLabelNumber
Bruckmann/Djll/Heule/Nishi-Smith Brittle Feebling
Artist: Bruckmann/Djll/Heule/Nishi-Smith
Title: Brittle Feebling
Label: Bandcamp
Label page on this site: Bandcamp
Bandcamp
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