B>Composer, Tuba, Didjeridu, Voice, Electronics, Loops, Throat Singing
The unique musical voice of Tom Heasley is heard internationally as composer, performer and recording artist. At live performances and in recordings, Heasley gathers the warp and woof of tuba, didjeridu, throat-singing, looping and electronics and weaves them into a musical tapestry of great originality and power. He creates “a rich and sonorous aural experience that flies in the face of all the dumb cliches about what tuba music is…” A true father of invention, Heasley has turned his Achilles' heel - the tuba - into a force majeure
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…in comes Heasley sending his brass through the ringer, coating its decay in electronic mercury, stretching the fat tones outwards to infinity...reminiscent of ECM staples like Jan Garbarek and John Surman, two horn-men similarly in tune to mergers of the ancient and modern built upon deeply meditational edifices.
The Squid's Ear
Like a slowed down deep jazz
Juicy. Super Coolio....
I love Tom's music. If you don't go to hear him whenya can, well, [it’s] your loss!
Tom Heasley's mesmerizing loop-based, ambient tuba playing brings an ethereal beauty from the underrated instrument
Joseph Woodard, L.A
Los Angeles, CA
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.
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