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Nameless Sound was established in 2001 to present the best of international contemporary music and to support the exploration of new methods in arts education. Nameless Sound presents concerts by premier artists in the world of creative music. In addition, Nameless Sound artists work directly with students from Houston’s public schools, community centers, and homeless shelters. Nameless Sound’s educational work helps to nurture a new generation of artists and inspire tomorrow’s creative thinkers.

Nameless Sound and the Menil Collection

Sound Observations,
Contextualizing the abstract in sound and environment

Nameless Sound and Project Row Houses

Isabelle Duthoit & Franz Hautzinger

Brötzmann/Drake/Parker Trio

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Duthoit Hautzinger

Peter Brotzmann

Richmond Hall
1500 Richmond Ave, HOUSTON, TX 77006

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Free of Charge

Isabelle Duthoit (France) - clarinet, voice
Franz Hautzinger (Austria) - trumpet

Eldorado Ballroom
2310 Elgin St, HOUSTON, TX 77004

Thursday, May 7, 2015

$13/$10 Student/Free under 18

Peter Brötzmann (Wuppertal, Germany) - saxophones, clarinets
Hamid Drake (Chicago) - drums, percussion
William Parker (New York) - double bass

Nameless Sound
Nicole Mitchell Indigo Trio
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Creative Music Classes

Nicole Mitchell

Location TBA

Thursday, May 23, 2015

$13/$10 Student/Free under 18

Nicole Mitchell (Chicago/California) - flute
Avreeayl Ra (Chicago) - drums
Harrison Bankhead (Chicago) - bass

Youth & Special Needs Classes

at MECA, 1900 Kane St., Houston, TX [map]
Nameless Sound's Ensembles at MECA are open to all and unite a diverse range of young people from throughout Houston.

Fall classes begin September 3rd, 2014, but participants may enroll at any time!

See Youth Ensemble page for class descriptions and times.
Nameless Sound in the Communities
Each week, Nameless Sound's Creative Music Workshops serve over one hundred young people in homeless shelters, refugee programs, public schools, and community centers. Classes often feature hands-on workshops by visiting artists, some of the most innovative and pioneering musical thinkers in the world. If you would like to host a workshop in your community, please contact us!

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