In the Mood for Food
Friday, Oct. 24 – 6:30 p.m. (Cooking Class)
Murphy Residence
Tickets: $40

Saturday, Oct. 25 – 6:30 p.m. (Dinner and Performance)
O’Donnell/Lum Residence
Tickets: $50

HEARding Cats’ 2014-15 season is here with great events on back to back nights! In the Mood for Food is a multidiscipline event combining the culinary, musical, and poetic arts, featuring Oakland, CA-based master-vegetarian chef, Philip Gelb. In addition to being a fantastic chef, Gelb is a top shakuhachi (Japanese flute) player. Several of us cats have been to Gelb’s loft in Oakland to experience his fine cuisine – and trust us – you don’t want to miss this!

Gelb maintains a blog with information on his cooking classes, and the popular food/music series he operates in Oakland. Photos and more info on Gelb’s work can be found here. An introductory video is available at this link.

FRIDAY, OCT. 24 – COOKING CLASS – Join Gelb for a special vegetarian cooking class at the Murphy Residence! Space is limited to 8 people, so contact as soon as possible to make reservations.

Philip Gelb is a master vegan and vegetarian personal chef. Learn how to use high quality, fresh, local, seasonal and organic ingredients to create delightful, tasty and nutritious cuisine. His expertise covers a gamut of regions from Japanese, Thai, Italian, Mexican, Middle Eastern and fusion styles.

SATURDAY, OCT. 25 – DINNER & CONCERT – Join master chef Philip Gelb at the O’Donnell/Lum Residence for an evening of scrumptious vegetarian cuisine. Space is limited to 30 people, so contact for reservations. The evening features dinner combined with a performance from artists Anna Lum (poet), Stefene Russell (poet), and Venus Slick (electronics). Playing off Gelb’s popular Oakland, CA-based “In the Mood for Food” series, which combines delicious meals with world-class improvising musicians, HEARding Cats will use the same imagination to produce a St. Louis spin on his concept.

International Electromatics
Featuring Dave Vosh and Frank Vanaman
Saturday, Nov. 15 – 7:30 p.m.
Kranzberg Art Center
501 N. Grand Blvd
Tickets: $15, $10 students, artists

HEARding Cats Collective is excited to present International Electromatics, a improvising duo based in Baltimore, MD that performs on modular synthesizers. Featuring veteran syntheists Dave Vosh and Frank Vanaman, every performance is uniquely different from the last. International Electromatics are previous performers on the Sonic Circuits Festival, as well as at the (now defunct) Hexagon space, and more recently at the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, MD.

Dave Vosh, born in Washington, DC, has been experimenting with electronic music since the 1970s and live performance since 2005 in various solo, duo and trio projects involving modular synthesizers and other devices. He performs regularly in DC and Baltimore. HEARding Cats presented Vosh at Floating Labs in 2010.

Also born in Washington, DC and now residing in the Baltimore area, Frank Vanaman relies on an appreciation for popular music and jazz of the 1920s-1930s to inform his abstract sonic work.