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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

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Please Help Tom Carter,
Nameless Sound Artist and Friend

Charlambides 2003 
Tom Carter (left) with Christina Carter and Heather Murray in 2003

Dear Friends of Nameless Sound,

Founded in Houston by Tom Carter and Christina Carter in the early 1990's, Charalambides were a major influence on an era of musicians exploring the experimental possibilities in folk and psychedelic forms. Among this group, they set a standard with their unflinching commitment to a deeply personal and intimate expression. 

While on tour with Charalambides last month, Tom Carter was hospitalized in Berlin for pneumonia. Due to complications, he was put in a medically induced coma. Tom’s recovery was uncertain at first. Though questions remain about long-lasting complications, his recovery is now in-progress and the prognosis is good. Tom has been brought out of his coma and remains in intensive care. Medications and treatments are being reduced. He has recently begun breathing entirely on his own and receiving physical therapy.

Tom’s recovery will take months, and he will remain in Germany for the time being. If all goes as planned, doctors recommend that he may be able to return to work and regular activity by January 2013 at the absolute earliest. 

Tom Carter has been closely connected to Nameless Sound throughout its history, both as an onstage performer and as an important behind-the-scenes influence. Tom presented a solo guitar set at the first ever Nameless Sound event in 2001. In 2007, Charalambides performed an intensely memorable concert at the Live Oak Friends Meeting House for Nameless Sound. As a close friend for over 20 years, Tom has been immensely influential to my understanding of the dedication, heart, and intelligence that an artist should have. As a KTRU DJ, Sound Exchange employee, roommate, and friend, he was responsible for exposing me to so much of the music that formed my understanding and tastes, both as an artist and a curator. I’m not the only one who can make such a strong testament. Tom’s influence has been felt in locally, nationally, and internationally for over two decades.

This is a rare personal appeal for an important musician and a generous spirit. The Robert Thomas Carter Irrevocable Trust has been set up to take donations that will go toward the considerable expenses related to Tom’s recovery. Please consider a contribution to this most worthy cause.

Click here to make a PayPal donation. Checks, made out to “The Robert Thomas Carter Irrevocable Trust” should be sent to:

Christina Carter

506 E. 38th St., Apt. A

Austin, TX 78705

If you donate $50 or more, mention Nameless Sound in the PayPal note option or with your check and you will receive two passes to an upcoming Nameless Sound concert.

David Dove
David Dove

Founding Director – Nameless Sound