Past Events

Saturday, March 4 – 7:30pm
The Kranzberg Arts Center Studio, 501 N Grand Boulevard
$20 General Admission, $15 Students and Artists
Tickets are available at MetroTix as well as at the door on the night of the show.

 

HEARding Cats is excited to present Gabriel Dharmoo in his Anthropologies Imaginaire, a solo vocal performance that interacts that interacts with an accompanying mockumentary wherein the experts comment on invented vocal traditions demonstrated by the singer-performer.

Anthropologies Imaginaire is a humorous and disturbing exploration of post-colonialism, post-exoticism, cultural extinction, globalization, normalized racism and cultural appropriation.

Various odd or isolated vocal expressions from around the world are woven together and revisited through imaginary folklore and experimental voice techniques, showcasing the virtuosity, versatility, and strangeness of the human voice. The result is an aural landscape that questions concepts of normality by reminding audiences how people across the world use the voice differently to convey their cultural identities and artistic sensibilities.

The piece was the winner of the Best International Production at the 2015 Amsterdam Fringe Festival and the Contra Guys Award for Best New Performance Text at the 2016 SummerWorks Festival.

Chris King also made a blog post on Dharmoo for St. Louis magazine.

Dharmoo will also be giving a workshop at the Electronic Music Studio (Tietjens Hall) at Washington University on Friday, March 3rd.  The workshop is free and open to the public.

Sunday, 26 February – 7:30pm
The Sheldon Ballroom, 3648 Washington
General Admission $20, Student and Artist $15
Please RSVP to alumrod@gmail.com!

HEARding Cats Collective is celebrating the 80th birthday of our co-founder and artistic director, Rich O’Donnell, with a concert that spans 47 years.

From O’Donnell’s 1970 MikroTimbre I solo for amplified TamTam, to free improv created in the moment with Symprov Trio, an ensemble of virtuoso current and former St. Louis Symphony Orchestra musicians Asako Kuboki (violin) and Timothy Myers (trombone), with interludes of O’Donnell’s virtual drumming on Wiimote and nunchuck accompanying Casper McElwee’s 3D Anaglyph video and poet Anna Lum.  It’s a major birthday, so there will be other surprises as well!

Tickets can be purchased at the door, but an RSVP to alumrod@gmail.com would be greatly appreciated.

In 2001 Asako Kuboki joined the St. Louis Symphony. Kuboki performed extensively with the New Horizons Chamber Ensemble in Baltimore, a contemporary music group that worked in collaboration with composers, poets, and visual artists, for five seasons. Since relocating to St. Louis she has continued performing chamber music and solo recitals throughout the U.S., and at international music festivals.
Timothy Myers has held the St. Louis Symphony’s William J. Orthwein Principal Trombone Chair since 1997. A graduate of Northwestern University, Myers studied with the late Frank Crisafulli and the late Arnold Jacobs, both legendary members of the famed Chicago Symphony low brass section. Myers has performed with the Chicago Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, and Minnesota Orchestra and has given a number of solo recitals in the Midwest. He has also toured with the Summit Brass.
Rich O’Donnell’s career as a professional musician spans six+ decades, 43 of which was with SLSO as principal percussion. He has performed on 4 continents. In addition to his virtuosity as a percussionist, O’Donnell is a prolific composer, innovator and inventor of percussion and electronic instruments, producer, teacher and writer. He is currently director of the Electronic Music Studio at Washington University, St. Louis.
Photo by Robert LaRouche of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Pictures staff, 1970.

Serious Warping of Space, Time, and Your Mind, A Sci-Fi Fantasy

Sunday, 20 Novemer – 7:30 PM The Kerr Foundation, 21 O’Fallon Street General Admission $20, Student and Artist $15 As part of our 8th season of keeping Saint Louis Strange and Wonderful, Hearding Cats is mystified to present a 5 act collaboration with 19 artists inviting you to move through space and time on 3 […]

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Nov 20 2016 – Watch this Site for Developments

In the Druid calendar, Samhain is the time of year when the barrier between the worlds is thinnest. According to documents that have come into our possession an unprecedented breach is on the horizon! The barrier will be as thin as the slightest veil on November 20 at the Kerr Foundation on the Riverfront. Watch this […]

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Out of the Blue

A unique experience cultivated by merging  poetry with abstract music and video  October  22, 7 :30 p.m. The Luminary , 2701 Cherokee Street $10  general admission, $5 students and artists Poets Stefene Russell, Anna Lum, Katherine Mitchell and Treasure Shields Redmond will read selections from their works. This event features creations from digital artist Thomas Sutter […]

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Ned Rothenberg

    Composer/Performer Ned Rothenberg has been internationally acclaimed for both his solo and ensemble music, presented for the past 33 years on 5 continents. He performs primarily on alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, and the shakuhachi – an endblown Japanese bamboo flute. His solo work utilizes an expanded palette of sonic language, creating a […]

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Ned Rothenberg recap

Thanks to everyone who came out to see Ned Rothenberg perform on October 1. We had a great turnout!   We look forward to seeing you on October 22 at our next event, Out of the Blue at The Luminary Arts, featuring poets Stefene Russell, Anna Lum, Katherine Mitchell, and Treasure Shields Redmond!

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ADDING A DIMENSION June 4 at Satori

A MULTIMEDIA  PERFORMANCE & DONOR PARTY at Satori 3003 Locust Street June 4th 2016 at 7pm featuring dimension -busting 3D video by  VAN McELWEE : ‘Archaic Rooms’ and ‘Y-Space’  CASPER McELWEE: ‘Anaglyphs Chakras’  Live Soundtracking by ASAKO KUBOKI , violin PAPA WRIGHT hyper-karimba    RICH O’DONNELL Kyma MIKE MURPHY (aka dr. mabuse), re-synthesized guitar Cat Chefs: Suzy Farren, Anna Lum, […]

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Octararrium! March 11 through April 30

AN IMMERSIVE, INTERACTIVE VIDEO INSTALLATION & PERFORMANCE ENVIRONMENT at the RAC Gallery 6128 Delmar Blvd. March 11 through April 30 by KEVIN HARRIS & CHAD EIVINS co-sponsored by The Regional Arts Commission Octararrium, and all performances are free of charge and open to the public during regular gallery hours (9am -5pm daily) Performance Schedule: Friday Doors Open […]

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Hearding Cats’ 8th Season Begins With Ned Rothenberg – October 1 at Kranzberg Arts Center

    Composer/Performer Ned Rothenberg has been internationally acclaimed for both his solo and ensemble music, presented for the past 33 years on 5 continents. He performs primarily on alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, and the shakuhachi – an endblown Japanese bamboo flute. His solo work utilizes an expanded palette of sonic language, creating a […]

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