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Ron Heglin

Trombone, tuba, voice
Ron Heglin is a Trombonist and Vocalist working with extended technique on the Trombone and with spoken and sung imaginary languages as a Vocalist.His vocal music has been influenced by his study of North Indian vocal music. He works both compositionally and in an improvisational mode and is a member of the Bay Area music context as well as performing internationally. He is a founding member of the groups MUSIC FOR ALL OCCASIONS, ROTODOTI, and BRASSIOSAURUS, and has performed with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Leo Smith, Henry Brant, Logos Duo, Tim Perkis, John Bischoff,Tom Djll,and Toyoji Tomita.

He has these words to say about his music "process": "I think we choose a tuning for ourselves earley on and then gather those practices together to support and enhance that tuning and this practice becomes our way to know what we are experiencing in
the everyday,and if we neglect these practices that constitute our music then we lose our awareness of what we are experiencing.Often it seems that when I begin to sing or play there are surprises in my consciousness and in my body and and there is this task of integrating this new information: this is the practice, or part of it. This is the
edge of not knowing and the acceptance of this edge seems a very exciting place and hopefully continues to be a place where new integrations ( or awareness of chaos) can take place.Is this place the void?"
Upcoming Events:

Thursday, October 2 2014 6:00 PM
Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
This reception will feature a brief performance at 7 PM by Tom Nunn, followed by an interview hosted by instrument builder and window gallery curator Bart Hopkin. Visitors will be welcomed to an up close look at Nunn's work, which will be on display in C4NM's window gallery throughout September and October.  More...
Friday, October 10 2014 8:00 PM
Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Set Ø, 8:00pm: Metropolitan Butoh (都風舞踏), veteran Bay Area butoh performers Ronnie Baker, Molly Barrons & Martha Matsuda.

"Mission Fu (ミッション譜) is the title of our ongoing exploration of images from the urban landscape, in the Mission District, Oakland, Detroit and other cities where have lived… For the Berkeley Arts Festival, we'll engage with the local landscape to create time-based art; a Berkeley Fu (バークレー譜)."

Set 1, 8:20pm: Henry Kuntz & Envision Ensemble. A rare appearance by a daring pioneer of joyously unbounded, infinitely free jazz.
— Henry Kuntz: sax, violins, gamelan, percussion, ringleader
— Brian Godchaux: violin, viola, mandolin
— John Kuntz: ukulele, guitar, mandolin, percussion
— Esten Lindgren: contrabass, pocket trumpet
Dan Plonsey: saxes

Set 2, 9:15pm: NY-based British vocalist, composer & electronic sound artist Viv Corringham plays Berkeley Arts Festival as part of her NorCal tour, joined by a Transbay multimedia consort of Deep Listening practitioners & neogaku kaiju:
— Viv Corringham: voice, electronics
Joe Lasqo: laptop, keyboards, objects
Jennifer Wilsey: percussion
— Wind choir: Nancy Beckman: shakuhachi & Ron Heglin: tuba / trombone
— Video artist: Bill Thibault

Program may include various types of improv games based on sonic grammars, deviant sample-melting, mnemo-narrative field recordings, and intermedia moiré of words, utterance, sound, motion, memory, image & music.  More...
Sunday, October 19 2014 2:00 PM
The Nunnery [3016 25th. St SF]
Viv Corringham & Crew - NY-based British vocalist, composer and sound artist Viv Corringham, joined by a Transbay consort of Deep Listening practitioners and neogaku kaiju.

Ron Heglin & Katt Atchley - a vocal mix of melody, harmony, perfectly and closely tuned pitches.  More...
Saturday, October 25 2014 8:00 PM
Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music & Outsound Presents
The Other World Cycle - visions of the Kalevala land of my grandmothers
A Suite of new music inspired by the ethos of Finnish cultural mythology
featuring The Life's Blood Ensemble:
Ron Heglin•Voice Jason Hoopes•Bass Markus Hunt•Bass Heikki Koskinen•Recorder, E-trumpet, Kantele Bob Marsh•Voice Suki O'Kane•Percussion Timothy Orr•Drums Mark Pino•Percussion Mika Pontecorvo•Flutes Rent Romus•Saxophones, Kantele, Flutes, Bells Shanna Sordahl•Cello Scott Walton•Bass

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Sunday, October 26 2014 3:00 PM
Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
******Matinee Show******
San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music & Outsound Presents
The Other World Cycle - visions of the Kalevala land of my grandmothers
A Suite of new music inspired by the ethos of Finnish cultural mythology
featuring The Life's Blood Ensemble:
Ron Heglin•Voice Markus Hunt•Bass Heikki Koskinen•Recorder, E-trumpet, Kantele Bob Marsh•Voice Suki O'Kane•Percussion Timothy Orr•Drums Mark Pino•Percussion Mika Pontecorvo•Flutes Rent Romus•Saxophones, Kantele, Flutes, Bells Shanna Sordahl•Cello Scott Walton•Bass

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CDs on which Ron Heglin appears:
ArtistTitleLabelNumber
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