Anna Lum

Friday, 7 April – 7:30pm
.ZACK, 3224 Locust Street
$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 Collective is honoured to present Dr. Carla Scaletti, co-founder of KYMA music computer systems, the system of choice by sound designers and scientists worldwide. The quintessential link between technology and art, MU-PSI, like sci-fi, starts with a hypothetical premise and imagines a universe in which that premise is true. Inspired by ideas like double-well potentials, friction, Huygen’s pendulum clocks, CERN, and the emergence of life from inorganic matter, the sounds are visceral, passionate, and playful.

Mu-Psi is science fiction that you experience with your entire body through total immersion in the vibrational field we call sound. It poses questions that generate more questions, and you are invited to stick around at the end to discuss the sounds and ideas with the composer and with each other.

Carla Scaletti has invited HEARding Cats co-founders Rich O’Donnell, abstract drummer, and Anna Lum, poet, to improvise with her for part of the performance. Mu-Psi is an evening of live experimental quadraphonic electronic music where the audience is invited to listen, to ponder, to question and, at times, to help generate some of the sounds.

Among her many awards, she is winner of the 2017 SEAMUS Award for important contributions to the field of electroacoustic music, she has been invited to present keynote addresses at the International Conference on Auditory Displays (ICAD 2017) and the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC 2015), was an invited participant in GVA Sessions 2015 a workshop involving choreographers, filmmakers, and particle physicists from CERN — and was a regular lecturer at Centre de Crèation Musical Iannis Xenakis (CCMIX) when it was still in Paris. Each year, she co-organizes the Kyma International Sound Symposium (KISS, which will take place in Oslo in 2017).

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

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 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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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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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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Friday, Oct. 24 – Saturday, Oct. 25 – “In the Mood for Food” – Cooking Class / Dinner & Performance with Chef Philip Gelb

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 […]

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Saturday, Aug. 31 – AQurld Waves – premier of St. Louis’ first underwater concert!

AQurld Waves Saturday, Aug. 31 Webster University Pool  THANK YOU St LOUIS!!!!  Aqurld Waves was attended by a record -breaking audience for both Hearding Cats, and The Webster Rec. Center. Obviously a crowd of that magnitude challenges the artists and crew.  In spite of the challenges (which included a 1 hr thunderstorm safety delay) the […]

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Saturday, Feb. 9 – “Missing Link” poetry collaboration features word weavers at Fort Gondo

Missing Link Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 – 8 pm Fort Gondo 3151 Cherokee Free and open to the public HEARding Cats Collective is excited to present a new poetry collaboration entitled Missing Link.  The event features several of St. Louis’ most active masters of the spoken word, including K. Curtis Lyle, Anna Lum, Brett Underwood, […]

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June 3-4: HEARding Cats artists to participate in “Float Your Face” festival

Float Your Face Festival Friday, Jun. 3 – Saturday, Jun. 4, 2011 Floating Laboratories 4528 Ohio Our good friends down at Floating Laboratories will be hosting the first ever “Float Your Face” experimental music festival in early June 2011!  The two day festival will feature a variety of artists from all over the U.S.  A […]

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