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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

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Nameless Sound presents
Tristan Honsinger
solo, and with the Nameless Sound Interdisciplinary Ensemble


Ab Baars and Ig Henneman 
photo by Volle Auflosung

Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 8pm
Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Houston


Tristan Honsinger (Berlin): cello

with the Nameless Sound Ensemble:
Daniel Adame: dance, movement, performance
Abel Cisneros: drums, percussion
Denis Cisneros: guitar
Lisa Harris: voice, actor, performance
John Pluecker: poetry, words
Ivette Roman-Roberto: voice, actor, performance
Jawwaad Taylor: trumpet, electronics, voice/MC
Ronnie Yates: poetry, words

$13 general admission | $10 with student i.d. | 18 and under, free!

buy advance tickets and we will have your name at the door:

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Best known for his work with Cecil Taylor, Derek Bailey, and the ICP Orchestra, Tristan Honsinger (b. 1949, Burlington VT) is one of the most expressive and original cellists in the world of improvised music; his flair for theatrical gestures and slapstick humor is balanced by a deeply personal and driving musicality. Dutch journalist Erik van de Berg writes, “Honsinger is someone who hasn’t lost his childhood fantasy entirely. His compositions are like a child’s drawing, or even more like a story from Winnie The Pooh: awkward and touchingly simple, yet full of deeper meanings for those who want to see them.”

Based in Amsterdam since the late 1970s, the conservatory-trained Honsinger is a unique voice in contemporary creative music His repertoire includes classical motifs, jazz techniques, violently percussive attacks, and hints of gypsy folk music. Honsinger's experience in improvisation is not limited to music (or to the formal stage). His interest in opera, his experience with experimental theater and multi-disciplinary collaboration, and his time spent as a busker inform his collaborations and his animated conductions of fellow ICP members are showstoppers.

For this performance, Honsinger will perform a solo set, after which he’ll be joined by a group of the finest local improvising musicians and non-musician performing artists, including distinguished alumni of Nameless Sound’s creative music education program.