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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:

Saturday, June 11 2016 8:00 PM
Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
GGIO - The Golden Gate Improvisers Orchestra's BIG BANG

The London Improvisers Orchestra, formed by Steve Beresford, Evan Parker, & Ian Smith after their tour with Butch Morris in 1997, has continued for almost 30 years to use, refine, & extend Morris' conduction hand-signal language for large groups of improvisers. Prior outposts of the LIO language are the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, the Toronto Improvisers Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Improvisers Orchestra (Санкт-Петербургский оркестр импровизации), the Royal Improvisers Orchestra of Amsterdam, the Seattle Improvisers Orchestra, the Tokyo Improvisers Orchestra (東京インプロヴァイザーズオーケストラ), the Berlin Improvisers Orchestra (Ber.I.O.), and others.

Now a new outpost of this approach to conducting large-scale improvisations has started in the Bay Area: GGIO — The Golden Gate Improvisers Orchestra.

GGIO members for the Big Bang show will appropriately feature 3 master percussionists, among others, in a stunning line-up including: Aaron Bennett, Tom Djll, Ron Heglin, Joe Lasqo, Jason Levis, Scott R. Looney, Joshua Marshall, Suki O'Kane, Tim Perkis, Mika Pontecorvo, Donald Robinson, Rent Romus, John Shiurba, & Scott Walton  More...
CDs on which Ron Heglin appears:
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