Biography: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?"
Luggage Store New Music SeriesOutsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery
1007 Market St.
Thursday, Mar 13 2014 8:00 PM
8pm: SING Sang SUNG
Ron Heglin, Bob Marsh
9pm The Holly Martins
Kasey Knudsen- Alto Saxophone, Eric Vogler - Guitar, Lorin Benedict - Voice
The Holly Martins (named after the main character in the classic postwar film, The Third Man) is a trio of Bay Area musicians dedicated to exploring the boundaries of jazz-infused improvised music, but without the trappings of a traditional "rhythm section". This configuration requires each individual to simultaneously take on multiple roles typically assigned individual players (soloist versus accompanist), thereby promoting more open-ended explorations of the material.
"The inspired combination of musical elements here results in a sound that's not only fresh and original, but far more accessible than the concept might suggest on paper." - The One True Dead Angel
Berkeley Arts2133 University Avenue
Saturday, Mar 15 2014 7:00 PM
Friends of the Artist
A gathering of musicians playing their own compositions, or contemporary works, to honor the exhibit by Karin Weeder, an artist from Marseille, France, showing her paintings in the gallery from March 2 to 21. Performers are Luciano Chessa, Patti Deuter, Ron Heglin, Ben Kreith, Jerry Kuderna, Ric Louchard, Tim Perkis, Dean Santomieri, Melissa Smith, and Karin Weeder.
7pm to 9pm, 2133 University Ave.
The Nunnery3016 - 25th Street
Monday, Mar 17 2014 8:00 PM
The Nunnery presents "Guitar and Then Some" - an evening of improvised music featuring guitarist John Shiurba and RTD3.
8:00 John Shiurba plays a rare solo set and is then joined by guest David Michalak (lap steel) for a spirited duo piece.
9:00 RTD3 - Tom Nunn - inventions, Ron Heglin - voice, trombone, Doug Carroll - cello
|John Shiurba - is a composer and guitarist whose musical pursuits include improvisation, art-rock, modern composition and noise. Shiurba has recorded and toured the U.S. and Europe as a member of the bands Eskimo, The Molecules and Spezza Rotto, as a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and the SFSound Ensemble, and in various improv settings. Shiurba has composed works for his own Triplicate and 5x5 ensembles, for the SFSound Ensemble, and for various soloists. As a guitarist Shiurba has developed a unique and personalized approach to the guitar. Through the use of extended techniques and unusual preparations, he expands the traditional sound range of the instrument, producing stunning, often unrecognizable results.|
|David Michalak is a San Francisco based filmmaker and musician who plays lap steel guitar, skatchbox and percussion. He has released CDs with: T.D. Skatchit & Co., Ghost in the House, Reel Change and Doctor Bob.|
RTD3 - demonstrates a collective intuition that guides the ongoing formation of composition effortlessly through a stream of acoustic images. Their focus lies in the innate potential of each moment to imply musical direction. The groupís strongest sensibility can be found in their phrasing and interactions, trading roles and functions as quickly as the music demands. RTD3 is well known in the Bay Area for its refined sense of ensemble and unique group "voice".
The Crane House2 blocks from Ashby BART
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Saturday, Apr 12 2014 8:00 PM
Sandy Ewen (guitar - Houston, TX), Joe Lasqo (piano/electronics), Jacob L. (clarinets)
RTD3 with Ron Heglin (trombone, voice), Doug Carroll (cello), Tom Nunn (percussion)
CDs on which Ron Heglin appears: