Heel Thomas

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 Drei Fanfaren 1998
2 Drei Stück nach Schubert 1996
3 mundART 1996 40m
4 Lingua Nigra 1996 - 2000 ~ 4h
5 leche 1995
6 Ogos Bogos 1995
7 Herbertiade 1995
8 Rondo für Hussy 1995
9 Lullaby 1994
10 Borderline-Blues 1994
11 Les Fouroncles 1994
12 Labello 1994
13 woz goin' wrong 1993
14 Burnout 1993
15 Du Ettl 1993
16 Studies (be)fore(e) Jericho 1992
17 Seekuh 1992
18 TEXtonik 1991
19 Apocalyptic Middle Age Rap 1991
20 ESSAY für Stimme, Sprache und Studio-Violine 1990
21 Beschränkung 1990
22 Attacca 1990
23 Trombosis 1989
24 W für C 1989
25 Knapp Danäbad 1989
26 Suite Gigantesque 1988
27 Meditation - für diatonische Ziehharmonika solo 1988
28 Onamämamu 1988
29 Khala Rata 1987
30 Falzer 1987
31 Tschernobilia 1987
32 Konzert - for orchestra 1984 30m
33 Gimmi Therapy!
34 Pass, o pass my Death
35 Der Muzak-Mann
36 Grünberg-Polka

General Information

Year of Birth:  1964
Date of Birth:  12. September 1964
Place of Birth:  Bludenz
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Since 1990 working as a social pedagogue, musician, ensemble director and composer.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

trumpet and music theory lessons

1983

school leaving examination

1983 - 1984

studies of musicology, psychology and philosophy (without graduation)

1984 - 1991

studies of German philology, journalism and communication science

1994
1995 - 1999

study of cultural management at the university

1996

Jazzseminar Scheibbs

1999

Jazzseminar Scheibbs

1999 - 2006

vocational course in pedagogy

2007 - 2008

London/Thessaloniki: European Extension College - composition

2008

Irish Training & Education Centre ITEC: music therapy training

jazz trombone lessons

various workshops

intensive private studies

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1995 - 1996

querbert: publisher, editor and designer of the cultural magazine

1996

lingua nigra: founder and musical director

crossover projects with literature, dance and painting

various duo, trio and quartet ensembles

experienced freelance journalist

chairman of a cultural association

solo performances

active as a social worker, musician, composer and ensemble leader

active as an organizer

numerous performances in Austria and abroad

Description of Style

Enshrined in the pursuit for more freedom in trans-academic jazz, I aim in my compostions at significant processes, experiences and conditions for the participants (musicians and listeners), which you will never experience elsewhere. I increasingly replace improvisation as a jazzdogma by social improvisation: combining diversities and generating space and time uniqueness and significance.
The older I get, the more difficult and exhausting this becomes, but also all the more peculiar. Perhaps it is then called "style" in retrospect.

 

Thomas Heel, June 2009