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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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  Susan Alcorn and Joe McPhee at MECA 
  Susan Alcorn and Joe McPhee at MECA, February 19, 2006

Nameless Sound's Past Events
Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 8pm
Konk Pack
at Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios
Roger Turner (UK) – drums, percussion
Tim Hodgkinson (UK) – lap steel guitar, electronics, saxophone
Thomas Lehn (Cologne) – analogue synthesizer

Saturday, October  12, 2013, 3pm
"Peter Brotzmann at James Magee's 'The Hill'"
co-presented with the Cornudas Mountain Foundation
The Hill, Cornudas, Texas

Peter Brotzmann (Wuppertal, Germany): saxophones, clarinets
Co-presented by the Cornudas Mountain Foundation.


Monday, October 7 - Wednesday October 9, 2013
"Peter Brotzmann and Keiji Haino: solos, duo, and an art opening"
co-presented with the Rice University Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts, the Shepherd School of Music, and the Chao Center for Asian Studies.
Keiji Haino solo: October 7, 8pm at MECA
Peter Brotzmann solo: October 8, 8pm at James Turrell's 'Twilight Epiphany' Skyspace at Rice University, followed by the opening of 'Peter Brotzmann: Graphic Design Work: 1959-2013' at the Rice Media Center
Peter Brotzmann and Keiji Haino duo: October 9th, 8pm, at the Rice Media Center
Peter Brotzmann (Wuppertal, Germany): saxophones, clarinets
Keiji Haino (Japan): vocals, guitar

These concerts were funded by a grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, and by an Arts Initiative grant from Rice University.  These performances were also supported by the Japan Foundation, New York and the generous translation contribution of the Japan-America Society of Houston

Friday, March 29, 2013, 8pm

Roscoe Mitchell Quartet

The Historic Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin, Houston
Roscoe Mitchell (Oakland): saxophones, flutes, bass recorder, little instruments
Hugh Ragin (Denver): trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn
Jaribu Shahid (Detroit): bass
Tani Tabbal (Woodstock): drums
co-presented with Project Row Houses

Thursday, March 28, 2013, 6:30 pm
Nameless Sound's Resounding Vision Award Dinner
honoring Roscoe Mitchell and Susie and Sanford Criner
The Historic Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin, Houston
featuring buffet by Liberty Kitchen, beer by Buffalo Bayou Brewery, art auction,
and music by Curley Cormier and the Gladiators

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 8pm
Roscoe Mitchell and Alvin Fielder
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose, Houston
Roscoe Mitchell (Oakland): saxophones
Alvin Fielder (Jackson, MS): drums, percussion
co-presented with the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 8pm
Tristan Honsinger,
solo and with the Nameless Sound Interdisciplinary Ensemble

Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Houston
Tristan Honsinger (Berlin): cello
with
Daniel Adame, Abel Cisneros, Denis Cisneros, Lisa Harris, John Pluecker,
Ivette Roman-Roberto, Jawwaad Taylor, Ronnie Yates: sounds, speech, and actions

Saturday, February 16, 2013, 8pm
Trio 3 featuring Andrew Cyrille, Oliver Lake, and Reggie Workman
The Historic Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin, Houston
Andrew Cyrille (Montclair, NJ): drums
Oliver Lake (Montclair, NJ): alto saxophone
Reggie Workman (New York City): bass

Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 8pm &
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
"Acuerdo de Musica Libre / Free Music Agreement"
Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Houston
Friday, October 26, 2012, 8pm
UNAM at Escuela Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 8pm
Fonoteca Nacional de Mexico, Mexico City

Remi Alvarez (Mexico City): tenor and soprano saxophone
Carmina Escobar (Mexico City): voice
Juanjose Rivas (Mexico City): electronics
David Dove (Houston): trombone, electronics
Sandy Ewen (Houston): guitar, objects
Damon Smith (Houston): bass
Acuerdo de Musica Libre is supported in part by the NALAC Transnational Cultural Remittances, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, the Ford Foundation, and Southwest Airlines.

Friday, October 19, 2012, 8pm
Duo Baars Henneman
Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Houston
Ab Baars (Amsterdam): tenor saxophone, clarinet, shakuhachi
Ig Henneman (Amsterdam): viola
The 'Autumn Songs' tour was presented with the support of the Performing Arts Fund NL

Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 8pm
Voices and Echoes
14 Pews, 800 Aurora, Houston
Aki Onda (New York): curator, video projections
Akio Suzuki (Tango, Japan): handmade instruments
Gozo Yoshimasu (Tokyo, Japan): voice, percussion, copper plate
Otomo Yoshihide (Tokyo, Japan): guitar, turntable
This tour was organized by ISSUE Project Room and Aki Onda and supported by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program and Asian Cultural Council

Saturday, September 22, 2012, 7:30pm
Text of Light
Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston, Houston
Tim Barnes (Louisville): drums, percussion, gong
Ulrich Krieger (Los Angeles): saxophone, electronics
Alan Licht (New York): guitar
Lee Ranaldo (New York): guitar
co-presented with Aurora Picture Show

Saturday, June 16, 2012, 8pm
The Thing and Joe McPhee
Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Houston
Mats Gustaffson (Sweden) – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
Ingebrigt Haker Flaten (Norway) - bass
Paal Nilssen-Love (Norway) – drums
Joe McPhee (Poughkeepsie) – tenor saxophone, trumpet


Thursday, May 31, 2012, 8pm
John Butcher, Thomas Lehn, Gino Robair
14 Pews, 800 Aurora Street, Houston
John Butcher (London): saxophones
Thomas Lehn (Cologne): analogue synthesizers
Gino Robair (San Francisco): drums, percussion

Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 8pm
John Butcher, Thomas Lehn, Gino Robair
with the Nameless Sound Ensemble
Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Houston
Gino Robair (San Francisco): conduction
John Butcher (London): saxophones
Thomas Lehn (Cologne): analogue synthesizers
Abel Cisneros (Houston): drums, percussion
Chris Cogburn (Austin): drums, percussion
David Dove (Houston): trombone
Ryan Edwards (Houston): guitar
Sandy Ewen (Houston): guitar
Thomas Helton (Houston): bass
Jason Jackson (Houston): saxophones
Alauna Rubin (Houston): clarinet, voice
Damon Smith (Houston): bass
Michelle Yom (Houston): flute

Saturday, March 24, 2012
"Sources and Echoes: Celebrating a Decade of Nameless Sound in Houston
2:30 to 7:30, Richmond Hall, 1500 Richmond Avenue, Houston:
18 back-to-back solos by Nameless Sound alumni
8:30 to 9:30, Mandell Pavilion, 4215 Mandell Street, Houston:
Nameless Sound Alumni Orchestra performs Pauline Oliveros' "Four Meditations for Orchestra"
Paula Ann Socco Anicete (New Orleans) - bass clarinet, voice
Abel Cisneros (Houston) - drums, keyboards
Denis Cisneros (Houston) - guitar
David Dove (Houston) - trombone
Ryan Edwards (Houston) - viola, voice
Sandy Ewen (Houston) - guitar, objects
Doug Falk (Houston) - bass, trumpet, mouth
David Feil (Houston) – guitar
Sonia Flores (Houston) - bass, voice
Lucas Gorham (Houston) - lap steel guitar, electric guitar, voice
Emmanuel Guajardo (Houston) – bass
Diego Imana (California) - drums, percussion
Jason Jackson (Houston) – saxophone
Ruthie Langston (Houston) - cello  
Elizabeth Rosenberg (Chicago) - electric piano
Alauna Rubin (Houston) - clarinet, voice
Jawwaad Taylor (New York City) - trumpet, voice, electronics
Michelle Yom (Houston) – flute


Friday, February 17, 2012, 8pm
Marilyn Crispell and Henry Grimes
Cullen Hall, University of St. Thomas, 4001 Mt. Vernon Street, Houston
Marilyn Crispell (Woodstock, NY) – piano
Henry Grimes (New York City) – bass, violin, recitation
 
Friday, January 20, 2012, 8pm
Alvin Fielder, Edward “Kidd” Jordan and William Parker
The Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin, Houston
Alvin Fielder (Jackson, MS) – drums
Edward “Kidd” Jordan (New Orleans) – tenor saxophone
William Parker (New York) – bass
 
Thursday, January 19, 2012, 6:30 pm
2012 Resounding Vision Award Ceremony honoring Alvin Fielder
The Audley Society, 3231 Audley, Houston
Alvin Fielder (Jackson, MS): drums
Abel Cisneros (Houston): drums
John Martinez (Houston): drums
 
Saturday, December 17, 2011,
Jandek
The Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross, Houston
Jandek (Houston) – guitar and vocals
Co-presented with the Menil Collection in conjunction with the exhibition
“Seeing Stars: Visionary Drawing from the Menil Collection”
 
Saturday, November 19, 2011, 7pm
Pauline Oliveros
in a live telematic trio using Internet2 to connect to
Ricardo Arias in Columbia and Chris Chafe in California
The Wortham Opera Theatre at the Shepherd School of Music,
Rice University, 6100 S. Main, Houston
Pauline Oliveros (Kingston) – accordion
Ricardo Arias (Colombia) – balloon kit
Chris Chafe (California) – cello, electronic celletto
Presented in collaboration with REMLABS
 
Friday, September 23, 2011, 8pm
Keith Rowe and Kjell Bjorgeengen
14 Pews, 800 Aurora Street, Houston
Keith Rowe (UK) – prepared guitar
Kjell Bjorgeengen (Norway) – video

Friday, April 8, 2011, 8pm
ICP Orchestra
Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin, Houston TX
Han Bennink (Amsterdam) – drums
Tobias Delius (Amsterdam) – tenor sax, clarinet
Ernst Glerum (Amsterdam) – bass
Thomas Heberer (Amsterdam) – trumpet
Tristan Honsinger (Amsterdam) – cello
Michael Moore (Amsterdam) – alto sax, clarinet
Mary Oliver (Amsterdam) –violin
Wolter Weirbos (Amsterdam) – trombone

 
March 20, 2011, 8pm
Roswell Rudd’s Trombone Tribe
DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, Houston
Roswell Rudd (New York) – trombone
Barry Altschul (New York) – drums
Ken Filiano (New York) – bass
Bob Stewart (New York) – tuba
Steve Swell (New York) – trombone
Deborah Weisz (New York) – trombone
Supported in part by the City of Houston’s Special Initiative Grant Program of the Houston Arts Alliance; co-sponsored by Project Row Houses and DiverseWorks
 
Sunday, March 6, 2011, 8pm
Nmperign with Jason Lescalleet
Labotanica, 2316 Egin, Houston
Bhob Rainey (New Orleans) – soprano saxophone
Greg Kelley (Boston) – trumpet
Jason Lescalleet (Maine) – tape loops, electronics
 
Thursday, February 10, 2011, 8pm
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
The Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin, Houston
Kahil El’Zabar (Chicago) – drums, percussion, kalimba, voice
Ernest Khabeer Dawkins (Chicago) – reeds
Corey Wilkes (Chicago) – trumpet
Co-sponsored by Project Row Houses
 
Saturday, January 29, 2011, 6pm
Dennis Gonzalez’ Yells at Eels
Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston Street, Houston
Dennis Gonzalez (Dallas) – trumpet, cornet, treated trumpet
Aaron Gonzalez (Dallas) – double bass
Stefan Gonzalez (Dallas) – drums, percussion
with guest
Jason Jackson (Houston) - woodwinds
 
Monday, November 22, 2010, 8pm
Mark Dresser
Labotanica, 2316 Elgin, Houston
Mark Dresser (San Diego) - doublebass
 
Friday, November 19, 2010, 8pm
Bob Ostertag / James Magee
14 Pews, 800 Aurora Street, Houston
Bob Ostertag (San Francisco) – computer/electronics
James Magee (El Paso) – voice, text
 
Friday, September 17, 2010, 8pm
“Acuerdo de Musica Libre | Free Music Agreement”
El Dorado Ballroom Building, Corner Suite, 2312 Elgin, Houston
Saturday, September 18, 2010, 8pm
14 Pews, 800 Aurora Street, Houston
Friday, September 10, 2010
ENM-UNAM (Escuela Nacional de Musica), Mexico City
Saturday, September 11, 2010, 1pm
Museo Experimental el Eco, Mexico City
Remi Alvarez (Mexico City) - tenor saxophone
Chris Cogburn (Austin) - drums, percussion
David Dove (Houston) - trombone, amplified trombone, electronics
Juan Garcia (Merida) - bass (Mexico City only)
Lucas Gorham (Houston) - guitar, lap steel guitar
Milo Tamez (San Cristobal de las Casas) - drums, percussion
jAWWAAD Taylor (Houston, New York City) - voice/MC, trumpet, electronics
Fernando Vigueras (Mexico City) - guitar
Juan Pablo Villa (Mexico City) - voice
Acuerdo de Musica Libre/ Free Music Agreement was supported in part by the Ford Foundation through a grant from the NALAC Transnational Cultural Remittances Grant Program and with the support of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Consulate General of Mexico in Houston and Bank of America as part of the celebrations of Mexico’s Bicentennial.
 
Saturday, June 26, 2010, 8pm
Joe McPhee, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, Paal Nilssen-Love
Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston, Houston
Joe McPhee (Poughkeepsie) - tenor sax, trumpet
Ingebrigt Haker Flaten (Norway) - bass
Paal Nilssen-Love (Norway) - drums

Saturday, May 29, 2010, 8pm
Koboku Senju
The Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin, Houston
Tetuzi Akiyama (Japan) – guitar
Oyvind Lonnig (Norway) – trumpet
Toshimaru Nakamura (Japan) - no-input mixing board
Espen Reinersen (Norway) - tenor saxophone, flute
Martin Tacks (Norway) - tuba

Saturday, April 17, 2010, 3pm
John Butcher and Joe McPhee
The Hill, Cornudas, Texas
Presented with The Cornudas Mountain Foundation

Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 8pm
John Butcher and Joe McPhee
Richmond Hall, 1500 Richmond Avenue, Houston
Presented with the Menil Collection

John Butcher (London) – saxophones
Joe McPhee (Poughkeepsie NY) – saxophones

Saturday, April 3, 2010, 8pm
Konk Pack
Labotanica, 2313 Elgin, Houston TX
Roger Turner (UK) – drums, percussion
Tim Hodgkinson (UK) – lap steel guitar, electronics, saxophone
Thomas Lehn (Cologne) – analogue synthesizer

with guest
YET Torres (Houston) - dance
 
Friday, March 5, 2010, 8pm
Frode Haltli & Trygve Seim
Maja Ratkje
Norway House, 3410 West Dallas, Houston
Presented with the Royal Norwegian Consulate General
Frode Haltli (Norway) – accordion
Trygve Seim (Norway) – saxophone
Maja Ratkje (Norway) – voice, electronics
 
Saturday, February 13, 2010, 8pm
Matana Roberts and the Nameless Sound Ensemble
Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston St, Houston
Matana Roberts (New York) – alto saxophone, composer
Nick Cooper (Houston) – drums
David Dove (Houston) – trombone
Ryan Edwards (Houston) – guitar, voice
Doug Falk (Houston) – double bass, trumpet
Sonia Flores (Houston) – double bass, voice
Emmanuel Guajardo (Houston) – electric bass
Jason Jackson (Houston) – saxophones
Gibson Martin (Houston) – piano
Michelle Yom (Houston) - flute
 
Sunday, January 31, 2010, 8 pm
Frode Gjerstad’s Circulasione Totale Orchestra
Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston St, Houston
Frode Gjerstad (Norway) – saxophone, clarinets
Bobby Bradford (Los Angeles) – cornet
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (Norway) – bass
Lasse Marhaug (Norway) – electronics
Sabir Mateen (New York) – tenor saxophone, clarinets
Louis Moholo-Moholo (South Africa) – drums
Børre Mølstad (Norway) – tuba
Paal Nilssen Love (Norway) – drums
Kevin Norton (New York) – vibraphone
Morten J. Olsen (Norway) – electronics, drums
Nick Stephens (UK) – bass
This concert was part of Nameless Sound’s Andrew Mark Ladd Memorial Concert Series
 
Sunday, December 14, 2009, 8pm
Matthew Shipp Trio
Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston St, Houston
Matthew Shipp (New York) – piano
Joe Morris (New York) – double bass
Whit Dickey (New York) – drums
This concert was part of Nameless Sound’s Andrew Mark Ladd Memorial Concert Series
 
Friday, December 11, 2009, 8pm
Dave Burrell
Latham Hall, Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Avenue, Houston
Dave Burrell (Philadelphia) – piano
 
Saturday, November 21, 2009, 8pm
Borbetomagus
Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation Boulevard, Houston
Don Dietrich (New York) – saxophone
Donald Miller (New Orleans) – guitar
Jim Sauter (New York) - saxophone
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 8pm
Peter Brotzmann, Nasheet Waits, Eric Revis
Talento Bilingue de Houston, Houston
Peter Brotzmann (Wuppertaal) -  saxophones, clarinet, tarogato
Nasheet Waits (New York) – drums
Eric Revis (San Antonio) – bass
This concert was part of Nameless Sound’s Andrew Mark Ladd Memorial Concert Series
 
Sunday, April 26, 2009, 8pm
Phantom Orchard
Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston St, Houston
Ikue Mori (New York) – electronics, drum machines, live video
Zeena Parkins (New York) – harp, electric harp, electronics
 
Saturday, April 11, 2009, 8pm
Ab Baars Trio and Ken Vandermark
Talento Bilingue de Houston, Houston
Ab Baars (Amsterdam) – clarinet, tenor saxophone, shakuhachi
Wilbert de Joode (Amsterdam) – contrabass
Martin van Duynhoven (Amsterdam) – drums
Ken Vandermark (Chicago) – tenor saxophone, clarinet
 
Sunday, March 1, 2009, 7pm
No Idea Festival
Art League, 1953 Montrose Blvd., Houston
Mario de Vega (Mexico City / Berlin) – electronics
Jawaad Taylor (New York City) – trumpet, electronics, MC
Annette Krebs (Berlin) – guitar, electronics
Jason Kahn (Zurich) – percussion, electronics
Bonnie Jones (Baltimore) – electronics
David Dove (Houston) – trombone
Chris Cogburn (Austin) - percussion
 
Sunday, February 15, 2009, 8pm
Maggie Nichols, Fred Frith, Susan Alcorn
DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, Houston
Maggie Nichols (UK) – voice
Fred Frith (UK) – guitar
Susan Alcorn (Houston, Baltimore) – pedal steel guitar
This concert was part of Nameless Sound’s Andrew Mark Ladd Memorial Concert Series
 
Saturday, November 15, 2008, 8pm
The Thing
Christ Church Cathedral, Latham Auditorium, 1117 Texas Avenue, Houston
Mats Gustafsson (Sweden) – saxophones
Ingebrigt Haker Flaten (Norway) – bass
Paal Nilssen-Love (Norway) – drums
 
Sunday, June 22, 2008, 7:30 pm
Keiji Haino: acoustic concert
Richmond Hall, 1500 Richmond Avenue, Houston
Co-presented by the Menil Collection

Saturday, June 21, 2008, 7:30 pm
Keiji Haino: electric concert
Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston St, Houston
This concert was part of Nameless Sound’s Andrew Mark Ladd Memorial Concert Series
Funded in part by grants from the city of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance
 
Sunday, April 27, 2008, 8pm
Peter Brotzmann & Han Bennink
Diverse Works, 1117 East Freeway, Houston
Peter Brotzmann (Wuppertaal, Germany): saxophones, clarinet, tarogato
Han Bennink (Amsterdam) – drums, percussion
This concert was part of Nameless Sound’s Andrew Mark Ladd Memorial Concert Series

Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 8pm
Tetuzi Akiyama & Jozef van Wissem
Byzantine Fresco Chapel at the Menil Collection, 4011 Yupon, Houston
Tetuzi Akiyama (Japan) - acoustic guitar
Jozef van Wissem (Holland) - Renaissance lute

Saturday, January 19, 2008
Cooper-Moore Trio
Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston St, Houston
Cooper-Moore (New York) - handcrafted instruments, electronics, percussion
Forbes Graham (Boston) - trumpet, electronics
Nioka Workman (New York) - cello

Saturday, December 8, 2007
Jack Rose & Donald Miller
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 West 26th Street, Houston
Jack Rose (Philadelphia) - acoustic guitar
Donald Miller (New Orleans) - 12-string acoustic guitar
 
Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 8pm
Achim Kaufmann / Frank Gratkowski / Wilbert de Joode
Latham Hall, Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Avenue, Houston
Achim Kaufman (Germany) – piano
Frank Gratkowski (Germany) – alto saxophone, clarinet
Wilbert de Joode (Amsterdam) - bass
 
Saturday, October 5, 2007, 8pm
Konk Pack
Audley Society, 3231 Audley Street, Houston
Roger Turner (UK) – drums, percussion
Tim Hodgkinson (UK) – lap steel guitar, electronics, saxophone
Thomas Lehn (Cologne) – analogue synthesizer
This concert was part of Nameless Sound’s Andrew Mark Ladd Memorial Concert Series
 
Thursday, October 4, 2007, 8pm
Slammin’ the Infinite
Diverse Works, 1117 East Freeway, Houston
Steve Swell (New York City) – trombone
Sabir Mateen (New York City) – saxophones, clarinets, flute
Matthew Heyner (New York City) – bass
Michael Wimberly (New York) – drums
 
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Sound Observations:
Sachiko M and Sean Meehan
Richmond Hall, 1500 Richmond Avenue, Houston
Co-presented with The Rothko Chapel, the Menil Collection and Signal to Noise
Sachiko M (Japan) – sine waves
Sean Meehan (New York) – snare drum
 
Friday, June 1, 2007, 8 pm
Sound Observations:
Keith Rowe (solo)
Loren Connors (solo)
The Rothko Chapel, Houston
Co-presented with The Rothko Chapel, the Menil Collection and Signal to Noise
Keith Rowe (UK) – guitar, electronics
Loren Connors (New York) – guitar

Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 8pm
Frederic Blondy & Le Quan Ninh
DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, Houston
Le Quan Ninh (Toulouse) - percussion
Frederic Blondy (Paris) - piano
 
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Charalambides
Tetuzi Akiyama & Juan Garcia
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th Street, Houston
Tom Carter (Oakland) – guitar, lap steel, guitar
Christina Carter (Northampton, MA) – guitar, voice
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Tetuzi Akiyama (Tokyo) – acoustic guitar)
Juan Garcia (Monterrey) – double bass

Saturday, April 28, 2007, 8pm
Joe McPhee with the Thing
MECA Auditorium, 1900 Kane, Houston
Mats Gustaffson (Sweden) – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
Ingebrigt Haker Flaten (Norway) - bass
Paal Nilssen-Love (Norway) – drums
Joe McPhee (Poughkeepsie) – tenor saxophone, trumpet

 
Friday, April 27, 2007, 7pm
2007 Resounding Vision Award Ceremony honoring
Pauline Oliveros
The Art Guys World Headquarters, 5757 Knox Street, Houston
 
Saturday, April 7, 2007, 8pm
William Parker Quartet
DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, Houston
William Parker (New York) – bass
Rob Brown (New York) – bass
Lewis “Flip” Barnes (New York) – trumpet
Hamid Drake (Chicago) – drums
 
Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 8pm
Han Bennink
The Audley Society, 3231 Audley Street, Houston
Han Bennink (Amsterdam) – drums, percussion
 
Thursday, November 16, 2006, 8pm
Annette Krebs and Bhob Rainey
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 West 26th Street, Houston
Annette Krebs (Berlin) – guitar, mixing board, radio, tapes, objects
Bhob Rainey (Boston) – soprano saxophone and electronics
 
Saturday, November 4, 2006, 8pm
Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet
Barnevelder Movement/Arts Comples, 2201 Preston Street, Houston
Wadada Leo Smith (Los Angeles) – trumpet, flugelhorn
Famoudou Don Moye (Chicago) – drums, percussion
Woody Aplanalp (Los Angeles) – guitar
John Lindberg (New York) – bass
 
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Roger Turner, Rob Cambre, and David Dove
Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston Street, Houston
Roger Turner (London) – drums, percussion
Rob Cambre (New Orleans) – guitar
David Dove (Houston) - trombone
 
Saturday, June 10, 2006, 8pm
Tetuzi Akiyama
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th, Houston
Tetuzi Akiyama (Japan) – acoustic and electric guitar

Friday, May 5, 2006
Cooper-Moore
Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston Street, Houston
Cooper-Moore (New York City) - piano, handcrafted instruments
 
Saturday, April 8, 2006, 7pm
2006 Resounding Vision Award Ceremony honoring William Parker
Arena Place Penthouse, One Arena Place, Houston
 
Wednesday, April 5, 2006, 8pm
The Instant Composer’s Pool Orchestra
DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, Houston
Misha Mengelberg (Amsterdam) – piano
Han Bennink (Amsterdam) – drums
Tobias Delius (Amsterdam) – tenor sax, clarinet
Ernst Glerum (Amsterdam) – bass
Thomas Heberer (Amsterdam) – trumpet
Tristan Honsinger (Amsterdam) – cello
Michael Moore (Amsterdam) – alto sax, clarinet
Mary Oliver (Amsterdam) –violin
Wolter Weirbos (Amsterdam) – trombone
 
Friday, March 10, 2006
Alan Licht and Loren Connors
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 West 26th, Houston
Alan Licht (New York) – guitar
Loren Connors (New York) – guitar
with guest
Jandek (Houston) – electric bass and harmonica

Saturday, February 19, 2006, 8pm
Susan Alcorn and Joe McPhee
MECA Auditorium, Houston
Susan Alcorn (Houston) - pedal steel guitar
Joe McPhee (Poughkeepsie) - saxophones, trumpet
 
Saturday, December 3, 2005, 8pm
Alvin Fielder, Edward “Kidd” Jordan and William Parker
The Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin, Houston
Alvin Fielder (Jackson, MS) – drums
Edward “Kidd” Jordan (New Orleans) – tenor saxophone
William Parker (New York) – bass
Co-sponsored by KTRU-FM Houston and Project Row Houses
 
Friday, November 18, 2005, 8pm
The Thing with Joe McPhee
Diverse Works, 1117 East Freeway, Houston TX
Mats Gustaffson (Sweden) – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
Ingebrigt Haker Flaten (Norway) - bass
Paal Nilssen-Love (Norway) – drums
Joe McPhee (Poughkeepsie) – tenor saxophone, trumpet
Presented with KTRU-FM Houston
and supported by the Royal Norwegian Consulate General Houston

Saturday, November 5, 2005, 8:30 pm
“60 Minutes of Minutes”
Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston Street, Houston
featuring sixty back-to-back one-minute solos:
"Houston's Largest Gathering of Creative Musicians"


Friday, October 28, 2005, 8pm
Ikue Mori & Zeena Parkins
Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston, Houston
Ikue Mori (New York) – electronics, computer, drum machine, live video
Zeena Parkins (New York) – electric and acoustic harp, glockenspiel, electronics
Co-sponsored by KTRU-FM Houston

Saturday, July 30, 2005
Deep Listening Institute Houston Youth Ensemble
DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, Houston
Paula Anicete: clarinet, voice
Gabe Bravo: guitar
David Dove: trombone
Ryan Edwards: guitar, voice
Sandy Ewen: guitar
David Feil: guitar
Lucas Gorham: guitar, electronics
Jason Jackson: saxophones, clarinet
Ruthie Langston: cello
Liz Rosenberg: keyboard
Jawaad Taylor: trumpet

Friday, April 8, 2005
"Sound Piece"
Mixture Gallery, 1709 Westheimer, Houston
Maria Chavez: turntables
Chris Cogburn: drums, percussion
Anat Cohavi
David Dove: trombone
Sandy Ewen: guitar
Isabelle Ganz: vocals
Juan Garcia: bass
Lucas Gorham: guitar
Thomas Helton: bass
Nick Hennies: percussion
Jason Jackson: saxophones
Rose Lange: violin
Oori Shalev:
Mike Switzer:
Kristilyn Woods: bassoon
 
Tuesday, March 29, 2005, 8pm
All Ears
DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, Houston
Michel Braam (Amsterdam) – piano
Frank Gratkowski (Germany) – alto saxophone
Wilbert de Joode (Amsterdam) – bass
Herb Robertson (USA) – trumpet
Michael Vatcher (Amsterdam) – drums
Frans Vermeerseen (Amsterdam) – tenor saxophone
 
Friday, March 11, 2005, 8pm
Thomas Lehn & Gerry Hemingway
Bernevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston, Houston
Thomas Lehn (Cologne) – analogue synthesizer
Gerry Hemingway (New Jersey) - drums
 
Friday, November 12, 2004, 8pm
Joelle Leandre
L’Alliance Francaise de Houston, 427 Lovett, Houston
Joelle Leandre (France) – double bass
Solo and trio improvisations with
David Dove (Houston) – trombone
Chris Cogburn (Austin) - drums

Friday, October 22, 2004, 8pm
Frank Gratkowski
Joan Wich Gallery, 914 Preston (2nd Floor), Houston
Frank Gratkowski (Germany): alto saxophone, clarinet
Brian Allen (Houston): trombone
Jason Jackson (Houston): reeds
co-sponsored by KTRU-FM
 
Saturday, October 2, 2004, 8pm
Fire into Music
Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin, Houston
Steve Swell (New York) – trombone
Jemeel Moondoc (New York) – saxophones
William Parker (New York) – bass
Hamid Drake (Chicago) – drums
Co-presented with KTRU-FM Houston and Project RowHouses
 
Saturday, September 10, 2004, 8:30 pm
“60 Minutes of Minutes”
Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston Street, Houston
featuring sixty back-to-back one-minute solos:
"Houston's Largest Gathering of Creative Musicians"

Tuesday, June 8, 2004, 8pm
Han Bennink
Barnevelder Movement / Arts Complex, 2201 Preston Street, Houston
Han Bennink (Amsterdam): drums, percussion
co-presented by KTRU-FM
 
Friday, April 30, 2004, 8pm
Marilyn Crispell
Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston Street, Houston
Marilyn Crispell (Woodstock, NY) – piano
 
Saturday, April 10, 2004, 8pm
The Thing with Joe McPhee
Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, Houston
Mats Gustaffson (Sweden) – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
Ingebrigt Haker Flaten (Norway) - bass
Paal Nilssen-Love (Norway) – drums
Joe McPhee (Poughkeepsie) – tenor saxophone, trumpet

Friday, December 12, 2003, 9pm
"a night with Free Improvisors from Houston and Austin"
Super Happy Fun Land, 2610 Ashland, Houston
Perruque:
Aaron Tucker (Austin): clown
Kurt Newman (Austin): amplified guitar
Chris Cogburn (Austin): drums
+
Steve Striklan (Houston): electronics
+
David Dove (Houston): trombone
Nick Hennies (Austin): drums
presented with the Creative Music Workshop
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2003, 8pm
Sabir Mateen Quintet with Raphe Malik
MECA Auditorium, 1900 Kane, Houston
Sabir Mateen (New York) – tenor and alto saxophones, clarinet, flute
Raymond King (New York) – piano
Raphe Malik (Vermont) – trumpet and concert “c” trumpet
Jane Wang (New York) – bass and cello
Ravish Momin (New York) – drums, tables, African and Indian percussion
 
Sunday, October 26, 2003, 3-9pm
“Call and Converge”
Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston, Houston
A festival celebrating creative arts in Houston
benefiting Pauline Oliveros Foundation Houston
co-sponsored by Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex
 
Sunday, October 12, 2003, 8pm
“Sounding Ground #9”
Super Happy Fun Land, 2610 Ashland, Houston
Holland Hopson (Austin) – soprano saxophone, electronics
+
Peep
Mike Bullock (Boston) – bass, tone generator, tuning forks
Linda Gayle Aubrey (Boston) – harp, signal processing
 
Sunday, October 5, 2003, 8pm
“Sounding Ground #8”
Super Happy Fun Land, 2610 Ashland, Houston
Keith Karnaky – drums
+
Juan Garcia – bass
Kristilyn Woods - bassoon
 
Sunday, September 28, 2003, 8pm
“Sounding Ground #7”
Super Happy Fun Land, 2610 Ashland, Houston
Matt Ingalls (San Francisco) – clarinet, ensemble improvisations
Kristilyn Woods (Houston) - bassoon
Juan Garcia (Houston) - bass
+
Mike Switzer (Houston) – solo trombone and poetry

Tuesday, September 23, 2003
John Butcher & Kaffe Matthews
Diverse Works, 1117 East Freeway, Houston
John Butcher (UK): saxophones
Kaffe Matthews: electronics
+
David Dove (Houston): trombone
Maria Chavez (Houston): turntables
Chris Cogburn (Austin): drums, percussion
 
Sunday, September 21, 2003, 8pm
“Sounding Ground #6”
Super Happy Fun Land, 2610 Ashland Street, Houston
Brian Allen – trombone, electronics
Brian Dunn - percussion
 
Sunday, September 14, 2003, 8pm
Culture in Movement Quartet
Super Happy Fun Land, 2610 Ashland, Houston TX
Susan Alcorn (Houston) – pedal steel guitar
David Dove (Houston) – trombone
Juan Garcia (Houston) – bass
Chris Cogburn (Austin) – drums
Benefit for Plaza Victor Jara in Pudahuel, Santiago, Chile
 
Sunday, June 1, 2003, 8pm
“Four Meditations for Orchestra” by Pauline Oliveros
performed by the Austin New Music Co-op
and the Pauline Oliveros Foundation Houston Ensemble
MECA, 1900 Kane, Houston
 
Friday, May 30, 2003 and Saturday, May 31, 2003, 8pm
Pauline Oliveros / Susie Ibarra / David Dove
DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, Houston
Pauline Oliveros (Kingston) – accordion
Susie Ibarra (New York) – drums, percussion
David Dove (Houston) - trombone
presented in association with DiverseWorks

Sunday, May 11, 2003, 8pm
Peter Brotzmann’s Die Like a Dog Trio
Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston Street, Houston
Peter Brotzmann (Wuppertaal) – saxophones, clarinet, tarogato
William Parker (New York City) – bass
Hamid Drake (Chicago) - drums

 
Friday, May 2, 2003, 8pm
Evan Parker, Paul Lytton, Alexander von Schlippenbach
Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston Street, Houston
Evan Parker (London) – tenor and soprano saxophones
Paul Lytton (UK) – drums
Alexander von Schlippenbach (Germany) – piano

Sunday, March 9, 2003, 8pm
Susan Alcorn and Chris Cutler
Firestation #3, 1919 Houston Avenue, Houston
Susan Alcorn (Houston): pedal steel guitar
Chris Cutler (UK): drums, percussion
 
Saturday, February 15, 2003, 8pm
Keith Rowe & Toshimaru Nakamura
with the MECA Improvisation Ensemble
MECA, 1900 Kane, Houston
Keith Rowe (UK) – guitar, electronics
Toshimaru Nakamira (Japan) - no imput mixing board
David Dove: trombone
Chris Cogburn: drums
Rose Lange: violin
Chris Kimmerer: trumpet
Stuart Smith: guitar
Holland Hopson: soprano
Shaun Kelly: cell stick
Daniel Mee: percussion
Tucker Bradley: balalaika
Sandy Ewen: guitar
David Feil: guitar, electronics
Alasdair Isaac: synthesizer
Jeff Smith: four-track recorder
Roger Ranton: electronics
 
Thursday, February 13, 2003, 8pm
Keith Rowe & Toshimaru Nakamura
Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, Houston
Keith Rowe (UK) – guitar, electronics
Toshimaru Nakamira (Japan) - no imput mixing board

January 26, 2003, 8pm
"Sounding Ground #5"
The Axiom, 2524 McKinney, Houston
Heather Leigh Murray: pedal steel guitar, cuatro, voice
+
Thomas Helton: bass
co-sponsored by Infernal Bridegroom Productions
 
Sunday, December 22, 2002, 7pm
“Sounding Ground #4”
The Axiom, 2524 McKinney, Houston
Vanessa Skantze: movement and voice
Donald Miller: electric guitar
Rob Cambre: electric guitar
+
Carlos Pozo: computer
Steve Striklan: computer
co-sponsored by Infernal Bridegroom Productions
 
Sunday, November 24, 2002, 7pm
“Sounding Ground #3”
The Axiom, 2524 McKinney, Houston
Susan Alcorn – pedal steel
co-sponsored by Infernal Bridegroom Productions
 
Sunday, October 27, 2002, 7pm
“Sounding Ground #2”
The Axiom, 2524 McKinney, Houston
co-sponsored by Infernal Bridegroom Productions
 
Friday, October 11, 2002, 8pm
Frode Gjerstad Trio
Firestation #3, 1919 Houston Ave., Houston
Frode Gjerstad (Norway): alto sax, clarinet
Paal Nilssen-Love (Norway): drums
Oyvind Storesund (Norway): bass

Sunday, September 22, 2002, 7pm
“Sounding Ground #1”
The Axiom, 2524 McKinney, Houston
David Dove – trombone
Alistair Isaac – electronics
+
James Alexander
Brent Fariss
Travis Weller

Friday, June 28, 2002, 8pm
Trio X
DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, Houston
Joe McPhee (Poughkeepsie): tenor and alto saxophones
Dominic Duval (New York): bass
Jay Rosen (New York): drums

Saturday, June 22, 2002, 7pm
Listen Up!: A Gathering to Benefit the Pauline Oliveros Foundation
The Proletariat, 903 Richmond, Houston
J
oe McPhee (Poughkeepsie, NY): guest of honor
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2002, 8pm
Satoko Fujii Quartet
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin, Houston
Satoko Fujii (Japan) – piano
Natsuki Tamura - Trumpet, Toys
Takeharu Hayakawa - Bass
Tatsuya Yoshida - Drums, Voice
Co-sponsored by the Japan America Society of Houston
 
Saturday, April 6, 2002, 8pm
Sam Rivers Trio
MECA Auditorium, 1900 Kane, Houston
Sam Rivers (Orlando) – tenor sax, soprano sax, flute, piano, voice
Doug Mathews (Orlando) – electric bass, upright bass, bass clarinet
Anthony Cole (Orlando) – drums, tenor sax, piano
Preceded by MECA Improvisation Ensemble workshop at 4pm
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2002, 8pm
John Butcher
DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, Houston
John Butcher (UK) – solo tenor and soprano saxophone
 
Saturday, February 9, 2002, 8pm
Keith Rowe
Suchu Studio, 2201 Preston, Houston
Keith Rowe (UK) – prepared guitar

Friday, November 23, 2001, 7:30 pm
Echoes: a Gathering to Benefit Pauline Oliveros Foundation Houston
Suchu Studio, 2201 Preston, Houston
Pauline Oliveros (Kingston, NY), guest of honor
+
Ione (Kingston): poetry reading
+
DJ Defenestration &
MECA Improvisation Ensemble
 
Friday, October 19, 2001
Konk Pack
MECA Auditorium, 1900 Kane, Houston
Roger Turner (UK) – drums, percussion
Tim Hodgkinson (UK) – lap steel guitar, electronics, saxophone
Thomas Lehn (Cologne) – analogue synthesizer
Presented with Sound Exchange

Thursday, September 27, 2001, 8pm
Han Bennink
MECA Auditorium, 1900 Kane, Houston
Han Bennink (Amsterdam): drums, percussion, objects
 
Friday, September 21, 2001, 8pm
Berlin to Boston
DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, Houston
Greg Kelley (Boston) – trumpet
Bhob Rainey (Boston) – soprano saxophone
Axel Dorner (Germany) – trumpet
Andrea Neumann (Germany) – “inside piano”

Friday, June 22, 2001, 8pm
LeRoy Jenkins
MECA Auditorium, 1900 Kane, Houston TX
Mats Gustafsson (Sweden) – saxophone
Paul Lovens (Germany) – drums

 
Saturday, June 16, 2001, 8pm
Mats Gustafsson and Paul Lovens
DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, Houston TX
Mats Gustafsson (Sweden) – saxophone
Paul Lovens (Germany) – drums
 
Tuesday, April 24, 2001, 8pm
Peter Brotzmann’s Die Like a Dog Trio
MECA Auditorium, 1900 Kane, Houston
Peter Brotzmann (Wuppertaal) – saxophones, clarinet, tarogato
William Parker (New York City) – bass
Hamid Drake (Chicago) - drums
with open workshop preceding concert at 5 PM

Tuesday, April 10, 2001, 8pm
Evan Parker and Susie Ibarra
Hamman Hall, Rice University, Houston
Evan Parker (London): saxophones
Susie Ibarra (New York): drums, percussion
presented by DiverseWorks and KTRU-FM
 
Saturday, March 31, 2001, 8pm
“Waking Moments”
benefiting the Pauline Oliveros Foundation Houston
Lyle’s, Lovett College, Rice University, Houston
Susan Alcorn – pedal steel guitar
+
Heather Murray – vocals, chord organ
Christina Carter – vocals, guitars
+
David Dove – trombone
Susie Wasserstrom – acoustic guitar
+
Binx – vocals, trumpet
broadcast live on KTRU-FM and ktru.org
 
Friday, March 30, 2001, 8pm
“Waking Moments”
benefiting the Pauline Oliveros Foundation Houston
MECA, 1900 Kane, Houston
Tom Carter: solo guitar
+
Defenestration Unit
+
Brian Allen: solo trombone
+
Jason Jackson: saxophone
+
“Spirit Dolls”: visual art exhibition by Darlene Smith


events pre-dating Nameless Sound / Pauline Oliveros Foundation presented, organized or curated by director David Dove:


Friday, September 22, 2000, 7:30 pm
Reynols
MECA Auditorium, 1900 Kane, Houston
Alan Courtis (Buenos Aires): guitar
Roberto Conlazo (Buenos Aires): guitar
presented by MECA Improvisation Program

Saturday, October 7, 2000, 8pm
Eugene Chadbourne and Paul Lovens
MECA Auditorium, 1900 Kane, Houston
Eugene Chadbourne (Greensboro): guitar, banjo, vocals
Paul Lovens (Berlin): drums, cymbals, Stradivarius saw

Thursday, August 9, 2000, 7:30 pm
MECA Improvisation Ensemble under the direction of David Dove
Sound Exchange, 1846 Richmond, Houston
David Dove: trombone, drums
Juan Garcia: bass
Lucas Gorham: guitar
Jason Jackson: saxophones
Chris Lambeth: trombone
Angel Salizar: guitar
Taz: guitar
presented by MECA Improvisation Ensemble and Sound Exchange

Friday, May 12, 2000
Pauline Oliveros: solo duo, and ensemble improvisations
in observation of Mother's Day
MECA Auditorium 1900 Kane, Houston
Pauline Oliveros (Kingston, NY): accordion
Susan Alcorn (Houston): pedal steel
Thomas Bickley (San Francisco): recorder
David Dove (Houston): trombone
presented by MECA Improvisation Program
in association with DiverseWorks and KTRU-FM

Friday, February 4, 2000, 8pm
Matthew Shipp with William Parker
Hamman Hall, Rice University, Houston
Matthew Shipp (New York): piano
William Parker (New York): bass
presented by DiverseWorks and KTRU


Sunday, January 23, 2000, 7:30 pm
Ernest Tubb Memorial Band
under the direction of Dr. Eugene Chadbourne
MECA Auditorium, 1900 Kane, Houston
Eugene Chadbourne (Greensboro, NC): banjo, guitar, vocals
Susan Alcorn (Houston): pedal steel
Walter Daniels (Austin): harmonica
David Dove (Houston): trombone

Wednesday, November 17, 1999, 8pm
The Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen
MECA Auditorium, 1900 Kane, Houston TX
Marshall Allen (Philadelphia): alto saxophone, flute
Noel Scott (Philadelphia): alto sax, flute
Yahya Abdul Majid (Philadelphia): tenor saxophone
Fred Adams (Philadelphia): trumpet
David Gordon (Philadelphia): trumpet
Tyrone Hill (Philadelphia): trombone
Dave Davis (Philadelphia): trombone
John Ore (New York): bass
Bruce Edwards (Philadelphia): guitar
Luqman Ali (Philadelphia): drums
Jimmi Esspirit (Philadelphia): percussion
Elson Nascimento (New York): surdo, percussion
Art Jenkins (Philadelphia): space voice

October 19, 1999, 8pm
Steve Lacy and Irene Aebi
DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, Houston
Steve Lacy (Boston): soprano saxophone
Irene Aebi (Boston): voice
presented by DiverseWorks and KTRU

Tuesday, August 29, 1999, 7:30 pm
MECA Improvisation Ensemble
under the direction of David Dove
Sound Exchange, 1846 Richmond, Houston

Friday, July 16, 1999, 8pm
universal-indigenous-ancient-future-contemporary-avant-
traditional-urban-country-folk-jazz-improvised-music concert
MECA Auditorium, 1900 Kane, Houston
Susan Alcorn (Houston): pedal steel
+
Isaac Borsegui (Mexico): percussion
David Dove (Houston): trombone
+
Moray Eels
Susie Wasserstrom (Houston): guitar
Jen Niera (Houston): fiddle

Friday, April 9, 1999, 8pm
Marshall Allen / Tyrone Hill / Luqman Ali
MECA Auditorium, 1900 Kane, Houston
Marshall Allen (Philadelphia): alto saxophone
Tyrone Hill (Philadelphia): trombone
Luqman Ali (Philadelphia): drums
David Klingensmith (Houston): bass

Friday, January 15, 1999, 8pm
Susie Ibarra and Assif Tsahar
MECA Auditorium, 1900 Kane, Houston
Assif Tsahar (New York): saxophones, bass clarinet
Susie Ibarra (New York): drums

Saturday, November 21, 1998, 4pm
"Underground Matinee Music at MECA ... and Contemporary Dance"
MECA Auditorium, 1900 Kane, Houston
Susan Alcorn (Houston): pedal steel
+
Charalambides
Tom Carter (Houston): guitar
Christina Carter (Houston): guitar, voice
+
Binx (Houston): vocals, trumpet
David Dove (Houston): trombone
+
Suchu Dance

Saturday, October 3, 1998, 9pm
"12 Minutes ... MAX!"
DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, Houston
Philip Gayle (Houston): guitar
+
East Babylon Symphony
+
Susan Alcorn (Houston): pedal steel
+
Charalambides
Tom Carter (Houston): guitar
Christina Carter (Houston): vocals, guitar
+
Freedom Sold
MC Kwam: vocals, guitar, samplers
DJ SpaceGhost: scrathes, samples, guitar
+
Huehuetl
Ce Acati Borsegui (Guadalajara): pre-Columbian Mexican instruments and percussion
Topiltzin Borsegui (Guadalajara): pre-Columbian Mexican instruments and percussion

Friday, October 2, 1998, 9pm
Wilber Morris Trio
DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, Houston
Wilber Morris (New York): bass
Thomas Borgmann (Germany): saxophone
Reggie Nicholson (New York): drums
presented by Sonic Works and KTRU

Friday, August 8, 1998, 8pm
William Parker and Patricia Nicholson
MECA Auditorim, 1900 Kane, Houston
William Parker (New York): bass
Patricia Nicholson (New York): dance


Thursday, July 9, 1998, 8pm
Wadada Leo Smith
MECA Auditorium, 1900 Kane, Houston
Wadada Leo Smith: trumpet
Harumi Makino Smith: poetry
Poovalur Srinivasan: Indian percussion
presented by MECA, Kumba House and Sound Exchange

Sunday, January 25, 1998
Assif Tsahar and Susie Ibarra
MECA Auditorium, 1900 Kane, Houston
Assif Tashar (New York): tenor saxophone
Susie Ibarra (New York): drums

Friday, January 23, 1998, 9pm
Joe McPhee and Arthur Doyle
DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, Houston
Joe McPhee (Poughkeepsie): soprano saxophone
Arthur Doyle (Birmingham): tenor saxophone, recorder