RICH O’DONNELL’s experience as a virtuoso percussionist, improviser, composer, designer and builder of percussion and electronic instruments, teacher and writer spans 60 years. He is director of the Electronic Music Studio at Washington University in St. Louis, and co-founder of HEARDing Cats Collective. He was with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for 43 years, most of them as principal percussionist.
VAN McELWEE (Video Screening) is Professor of Electronic and Photographic Media at Webster University. His body of work includes over fifty video installations and single channel works.
BENJAMIN KAPLAN is a multidisciplinary artist who works in sound, film, light, installation, performance, and flat stuff on paper. His latest collaborative project is ‘That Fatal gift of Beauty,’ a reimagination and reconstruction of all of Beethoven’s nine symphonies.
“Bruxism is a monthly concert series presented by Close/Far Recordings of mostly local sound art, improvisation, noise,
jazz, electronic & electroacoustic music on the last Thursday of the month at Schlafly Tap Room. All concerts will
feature free cassettes, prints, and/or zines.” www.close-far.com