Joe McPhee at the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern

1. Each performance features McPhee in a different quartet with Houston musicians.

Let's Keep Sounding

2. Every day, young people in Houston homeless shelters, refugee communities, and public schools circle up and collaborate in Nameless Sound sessions that emphasize knowledge exchange, healing, creativity, and play through creative sound-making.

Sipping Sounds

3. BENEFITING THE CREATIVE MUSIC COMMUNITIES. Four Creative Musicians Respond to Four Creative Wines in an aural/oenophilic/social experiment on March 13, 2022.

Nameless: 20 Years Of Sound

4. Explore the history of Nameless Sound through featured essays, never before released audio, performance videos, and other notable collections from the historic vault. Starting in January 2021, editions will focus on artists who have left a sonic and social imprint on the networks of Nameless Sound audiences, musicians, and youth. With materials and accounts dating from our time as a branch of The Pauline Oliveros Foundation to more recent years.

Nameless Sound Is Looking For Artist Facilitators

5. Nameless Sound is looking for creative improvisational and/or experimental musicians to work as Artist-Facilitators in its youth-centered, collaborative, improvisation-based workshop program.
creative music, of and for the community

Our Programs

Nameless Sound is committed to a vision of personal and community growth through creative music.

Our core programs are Creative Music Communities, an innovative music education initiative, and Creative Music Concert Series, a series of performances focused on international artists in the field of groundbreaking contemporary music. We have also partnered with Lawndale to present They, Who Sound Special Delivery, which (in response COVID-19) is a new iteration of a weekly concert series of regional artists titled They, Who Sound. Special Delivery brings short performances by local musicians to anyone who would like to receive one at a safe 6-foot minimum distance from the purchaser’s front door or front porch.

Concerts →Workshops →Our History →

Upcoming Events


Sipping Sounds

Event Time
1:00 pm
5:00 pm
Event Location
Light Years Natural Wine Shop + Bar
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