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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 presents
Nameless Sound presents

Ran Blake
Acuerdo de Musica Libre/Free Music Agreement
January 7, 2017
January 13-15, 2017 - Mexico City
January 21 & 22, 2017 - Houston

Ran Blake
Sarmen Almondphoto: Monica Garcia
under James Turrell's Skyspace at Live Oak Friends Meeting House
1318 West 26th St, HOUSTON, TX 77008

Saturday, January 7, 2017
Doors open at 4:30pm. Concert begins at 5pm (on time) in order to coincide with the sunset and James Turrell's Skyspace. The second set will be performed with Turrell's Night Piece.

- FREE Admission -

Ran Blake (Boston, MA) - piano

Concerts in Mexico City, co-presented with CEPROMUSIC - January 13, 14, 15
Concerts in Houston, co-presented with MECA - January 21, 22

Each concert is different,
featuring multiple sets by varying ensemble combinations

Houston concerts are held at MECA
1900 Kane St, HOUSTON, TX 77004

Saturday, January 21

Sunday, January 22

$13 General Admission | $10 Students | 18 & under FREE
$20 admission to both concerts



classes and workshops
Youth & Special Needs Classes

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

Summer classes begin on Monday, June 6, 2016.

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!

"Individuals that decide to take part in Nameless Sound's workshops or educational programs come away with a vital new skill, to approach every new moment with confidence. The importance of teaching improvisation to a younger generation will only help in advancing their abilities to face the trials that lay in life ahead. Houston is lucky to have an organization like Nameless Sound as part of its cultural map. Without them I would not have had the courage to become the woman and artist I am today. Thank you, Nameless Sound."
Maria Chavez, former Nameless Sound student

For the past 15 years, Nameless Sound has continued to bring premier international improvisers, sound artists and composers to Houston; not only for public performance in some of the city's most distinctive venues, but also to work with some of Houston's most underserved youth in homeless shelters, refugee communities, and public schools. In addition, our own staff of artist-facilitators works with these young people every day in a one-of-a-kind, hands-on program where we reach over 1500 children every year.

Please make a contribution to Nameless Sound. The future of our programming depends on you.

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