Andrea Centazzo
Friday, Sept. 18 – 7:30 p.m.
Kranzberg Arts Center
501 N. Grand
Admission: $15 regular, $10 students/artists

HEARding Cats Collective is excited to present Andrea Centazzo in St. Louis to kick off our 2015-16 concert series! Regarded as “one of the most influential percussionist of the last 20 years” (Modern Drummer 2006), Andrea Centazzo has performed in many of the most important festivals and concert seasons both in Europe and USA as soloist, conductor and in combination with other great artists. In this performance, entitled Sanctuary, he’ll combine live percussion with video projection of his own creation.

Throughout his career, Centazzo has been associated with many seminal percussionists, playing duets, trios and ensembles with Barry Altschul, David Moss, Andrew Cyrille, Pierre Favre, and many others. His career ranges from free improvisation with players like Don Cherry, John Zorn, Steve Lacy, Lester Bowie, Evan Parker, and Derek Bailey, to conducting his operas, symphonies and concerts in momentous theaters in Europe and the United States, such as Hamburg Opera Stabile, Munich Philharmonic, Vienna XX Century Auditorium, San Francisco Veteran Theatre, and Freud Playhouse UCLA Los Angeles.

Centazzo has received a number of prestigious music and video Awards including Italian Critic’s Choice Award, DownBeat Magazine Poll, USA, International Video Festival Tokyo, Japan, Prix Arcanal of French Culture, France, Jazz Forum Critic’s Poll and more.

Joe Belknap Wall
Saturday, Oct. 10 – 7:30 pm
Kranzberg Arts Center
501 N. Grand
Admission: $12 regular, $7 students/artists

HEARing Cats Collective is excited to welcome spoken-word and electronic music composer Joe Wall to St. Louis for his first appearance here. The Baltimore-based artist is a true renaissance man, with performances ranging from abstract musique-concrete samples to analog synthesis.

Joe Belknap Wall took piano lessons in youth with mixed results, then embarked on a twenty-year side career as a non-singing operatic supernumerary. He began making his own music using reel-to-reel recordings of late-night sessions with a shortwave radio, slicing those tapes into a blizzard of polyester fragments and stringing together disjointed assemblages of noise with dime-store tape.

In time, he got his hands on a proper synthesizer, which fueled a run of one-man shows for spoken word and electronics, including This Nonstop March Around The World, Uneasy Listening In Baltimore, A Troubled Sleep, The Laser Farm, The Trampoline Spectator, and My Fairy Godmothers Smoke Too Much, which earned a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award.

Between telling stories on stage with machines, he builds interactive sound installations for the American Visionary Art Museum and other spaces, runs a small theater, and works as a singing handyman.

Saturday, Nov. 21 – Basso Images @ Luminary Center for the Arts

Basso Images Saturday, Nov. 21 – 7:30 pm Luminary Center for the Arts 2701 Cherokee St Admission: $15 / $10 students, artists HEARding Cats Collective is excited to present Basso Images, a collaboration between video artist Zlatko Cosic and bassist Bradley Decker. The Basso Images project is an improvised audio/visual experience that is realized in […]

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