Rich O’Donnell

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 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.

Analog Revenge

Saturday, 13 May – 7:30pm The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee Street General Admission $15, Student and Artist $10 HEARding Cats Collective knows that our culture is drowning in digital technology, so we are proud to present ANALOG REVENGE and show the world that analog survives and thrives.  ANALOG REVENGE presents three masters of analog synthesis with […]

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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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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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Sunday Jan 24 2016 Chris Brown with Symprov Trio

Chris Brown + Symprov Trio Sunday, January 24 – 7:30 pm 560 Music Building  560 Trinity Ave, (in the Delmar Loop) (PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE!  The 560 Music building is at the Lion’s Gate on the West End of the Delmar Loop) Admission: $15.00 / $10 students, artists HEARding Cats Collective is leaping into the […]

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Saturday, Apr. 11 – “Extra and Extraction: The Myth of Static Geometry” @ Kerr Foundation

Extra and Extraction: The Myth of Static Geometry A new performance installation by Kevin Harris and Chad Eivins Feat. HEARding Cats Collective and Ashleyliane Dance Company Saturday, Apr. 11 – 8 p.m. William A. Kerr Foundation 21 O’Fallon Street Admission: $15, $10 students/artists Extra and Extraction: The Myth of Static Geometry is a large scale […]

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Saturday, May 9 – “You Call that Music?” @ The Luminary Center for the Arts

You Call that Music? Saturday, May 9 – 7:30 pm Luminary Center for the Arts 2701 Cherokee St Admission: $15 / $10 students, artists   Join HEARding Cats Collective in a new way to collaborate, improvise, and experience music with one of our You Call that Music? events. This unique performance will feature a live […]

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Saturday, Jun. 6 – “Deep Anaglyphs” – A Donor Party for HEARding Cats

Deep Anaglyphs Saturday, Jun. 6 – 8:00 p.m. Private Residence Free for donors HEARding Cats Collective invites all 2014-15 donors to join us in celebrating the conclusion of our sixth season with a special thank-you event at the octagonal tower of a Romanesque temple (formerly B’nai El), the current loft residence of artist Casper McElwee! […]

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