October 7, 2017

October shows

Some exciting shows coming up in the next couple weeks starting this Sunday with a first-time trio with Marshall Trammell and Danishta Rivero. Then continuing with an insane improvised percussion sextet with Tatsuya Nakatani, Kevin Corcoran, Robert Lopez, Karen Stackpole, and Trammell. And finally a performance by my sporadic trio with John McCowen and Aurora Josephson at the last Godwaffle Noise Pancakes for the foreseeable future.

Sun 10/08
Marshall Trammell, Danishta Rivero, and Jacob Felix Heule perform "Simultaneous Multi-Dimensionality"
Doors: 6 PM. Performance: 6:30-8:15 PM.
Prelinger Library (301 8th St, Ste 215, SF)

Tue 10/10
Active Music Series presents:
- Tatsuya Nakatani, Kevin Corcoran, Jacob Felix Heule, Robert Lopez, Marshall Trammell, and Karen Stackpole percussion sextet
- Kevin CK Lo
- Aurora Josephson + Kim Nucci duo
9 PM, $5-15
Uptown Nightclub (1928 Telegraph Ave, Oakland)

Sat 10/14
- Forest Management (OH)
- Felisha Lelidisma (OR)
- Mama Buries
- McCowen/Josephson/Heule
- Sea Moss (OR)
Noisebridge Hackerspace [2169 Mission St SF]
Noon until 2pm SHARP!

Tue 10/15
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation workshop in free improvisation)
7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]


After all this, Voicehandler will be in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts for a month. One opportunity to see us there will be a sound hike on November 12th, starting at 12 noon. The program is called Desire Trails and you can see the web listing here: http://www.headlands.org/event/desire-trails-4/

September 2, 2017

September shows

Two Voicehandler shows coming up in the next week, one on each side of the bay. Voicehandler is also working on a new live cinema piece with Kerry Laitala to be presented in a former funeral home, and Danishta and I are collaborating with Kyle Bruckmann and Kanoko Nishi-Smith on a new metal-inflected piece. And at the end of the month, an Elf Ass reunion show — our first since 2010?!

Sun 9/3
- Dolphin Midwives
- Institute for Creative Dying
- Voicehandler
7:30 PM, free
Adobe Books (3130 24th St. SF)

Wed 9/6
Full: Ritual
Programmed by Land and Sea
Local author Cedar Sigo performs a reading among altars, colored lights, and descending tones. Voicehandler (Jacob Heule and Danishta Rivero) play intuitive, incantatory music grounded in the human voice and percussion, but juxtaposed with contemporary, disembodied electronics. And New York–based performance artist Frank Haines brings us his trademark magical musical montage.
7 PM. Included with admission.
BAMPFA (2155 Center Street Berkeley)

Fri 9/22
- Kerry Laitala + Voicehandler
- John Davis + Joshua Churchill
- Zen Cohen + Wayne Grim
Mosswood Chapel (3630 Telegraph Ave, Oakland)

Mon 9/25
- Ehnahre
- Bruckmann/Heule/Nishi-Smith/Rivero
7 PM, $15
Center for New Music (55 Taylor Street, SF)

Wed 9/27
- The Exploding Hogwind Inevitable
- Elf Ass
- arc
8 PM
The Bindery (1727 Haight St, SF) — formerly Second Act


and my two monthly series:

Tue 9/12
Active Music Series presents:
- Sung Kim/Brian Pedersen duo
- Robert Lopez (percussion) w/ Deborah Karp and Megan Nicely (dance)
- Robin Hiroko Walsh
9 PM, $5-15
Uptown Nightclub (1928 Telegraph Ave, Oakland)

Sun 9/17
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation workshop in free improvisation)
7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]


two short clips of Kanoko Nishi-Smith and I playing music outside at Albany Bulb:

August 11, 2017

August shows

Two shows in the next few days, from my two main bands.

Sat Aug 12
- Ahleuchatistas
- Voicehandler
8 PM
Pro Arts (150 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland)

Mon Aug 14
- Beauty School
- FootSos
9:30 PM
Studio Grand (3234 Grand Ave, Oakland)

and the usual 3rd Sunday series:

Sun 8/20
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation workshop in free improvisation)
7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]


nice acoustic set from Kanoko Nishi-Smith, Tom Djll, Jacob Felix Heule, & HÃ¥vard Skaset: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlMrtarB5pw

July 4, 2017

July shows -- Voicehandler & more

Danishta and I just returned from a Voicehandler tour in Mexico, and we’re looking forward to bringing our well-oiled machine to two shows in Oakland in the next week. This Thursday a weirdo punk show at the White Horse, and next Tuesday at Active Music Series with distinguished guests from Oslo and New York.

Thu 7/6
~* Adventures Close to Home Vol. 3 *~
“the cream of the local avant/punk-vanguard”

- SIRENA VICTIMA https://sirenavictima.bandcamp.com/
- PREENING (Tape Release) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfjTAzzeJAY
- VOICEHANDLER https://youtu.be/gJFqrzvil5E?list=PL_HPASqyjYfKMW8R2sV6xM-3-8qGu4Wb4

21+. Free. Hat passed.
9 PM - 1 AM
White Horse Bar (6551 Telegraph Ave, Oakland)


Tue 7/11
Active Music Series
- Voicehandler
- Leila Bordreuil + Zachary Watkins
- from Oslo, the guitarist of Sult

Uptown Nightclub

1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland
9:00 PM


Mon 7/10
Studio Grand
[3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]

- Tom Djll, Jacob Felix Heule, & Kanoko Nishi-Smith plus maybe a guest or two
- Jaroba Trio

9:30 PM


and the usual 3rd Sunday series:

Sun 7/16
Doors That Only Open in Silence
(open participation workshop in free improvisation)
7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]


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May 3, 2017

May shows

Two shows this week, and more later in the month. Voicehandler rips it up at an early show in SF on Sunday along with tarot readings, lectures, video, and more. Thursday night my large group dance/music improvisation experiment with Christine Bonansea — started in 2014 — will perform at Center for New Music.

Thu 5/4

- Improv Lab Group (music + dance) — musicians: Tom Djll, Jacob Felix Heule, Kanoko Nishi-Smith, Suki O’Kane, Tim Perkis, & Danishta Rivero. dancers: Christine Bonansea, Marina Fukushima, Rosemary Hannon, & Kathleen Hermesdorf.
- Jorge Bachmann + Kevin Corcoran duet (music)
- Isak Emmanuel (dance) + multimedia

Center for New Music (55 Taylor St. SF)
$10 General, $5 Members
8:00 PM



Sun 5/7
Strange Thoughts Salon Night

female fronted medicine folk drone / Samashti
experimental music performance / Voicehandler
spoken word / Scott Hawkins & Travis Davis
video installation & art talk / Jesus Aguilar & Amy Ho
screening & lecture on the dark realm of the american gothic / Courtney Coulson
tarot readings / Della Watson

SAFEhouse Arts [1 Grove St. SF]
tickets sliding scale $7-$10
5:00-9:00 pm



Fri 5/19

FLOWERS ON LOAN teams up San Francisco-based guitarist Owen Stewart-Robertson with Los Angeles-based musicians Logan Hone and Jesse Quebbeman-Turley for a 2 week tour across the Western US. In store is a series of kinetic, sing-song, unpredictable, vibrant, and imaginative performances that will form, crystallize, and shatter over the course of the tour.

VERTEBRATE is a new project from percussionist/composer Tim DeCillis and features Steven Lugerner on clarinets and Max Judelson on cello.

D.E.J.J. is the collective spontaneous energies of Danishta Rivero, Evelyn Davis, Jacob Felix Heule, and Jordan Glenn.

Temescal Arts Center [511 48th St. Oakland]
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm SHARP



and my two monthly series:

Tue 5/9
Active Music Series
- LURK/CREEPS (Costuros/Pittman/Sutherland)
- Bonansea/Bachmann/Corcoran
- The Deconstruction Of What You Know (Allen/Kaiser/Orr/Winant)

Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland
9:00 PM



Sun 5/21
Doors That Only Open in Silence
(open participation workshop in free improvisation)
7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]



More new videos on my Active Music Series youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQCMD7sxFGq9u5D-UaYQgCQ