This improvising "quartet" (including interactive Kyma programmed by O'Donnell) consists of Craig Hultgren, cello, Rich O'Donnell, seesaw drums, Anna Lum, poetry. They climb into each other's heads, as they have done before. Out pours m and m....magic and mystery.
Rich O'Donnell: Native of St. louis, early Jazz background, started simple tape music in 1954, Director of the Electronic Music Studio at Washington University from 1980 until present. Played as extra perc. with SLSO in 1956 and joined in 1959. Retired from the SLSO in 2002 as Principal Percussion. Has played solo in Brazil, China, Mexico, and US in addition to SLSO tours. see: www.richodonnell.com
Anna Lum: Published and performing poet who draws upon her experience playing tai chi with thousands of people, balancing a business, volunteer fundraising for arts organizations and family. She is co-founder and treasurer of HEARding Cats Collective.
Performer Biographical Sketch
Craig Hultgren: Festival featured soloist.
Rich O'Donnell: Principal percussion St. Louis Symphony, (retired), director of the Electronic Music Studio at Washington University, co-founder of www.heardingcatscollective.org,