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was established in 2001 to present the best of international
contemporary music and to support the exploration of new methods in
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
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"I can't think of an improvising group more explosive than this European
trio ... they bite down hard on whatever they play, confronting even
delicate passages with taut intensity ... these guys keep me pinned to
the wall, happily anticipating the next shock." Chicago Reader
Nameless Sound presents:
October 15, 2013, 8pm
Tim Hodgkinson (UK) - lap steel
guitar, electronics, saxophone, clarinet
101 at Spring Street Studios located at 1824 Spring Street.
(Germany) - Analogue Synthesizer
(UK) - drums, percussion
general / $10 with student I.D. / Free 18 and under
advance tickets with PayPal and we will have your name at the door:
|The British/German trio Konk Pack handles
a gritty, writhing mass of electroacoustic sound/noise with the rare
finesse and skill, one would only expect from veterans of the European
virtuosic, Konk Pack has created a music that is as detailed as it is
expansive. Their work possesses a potent mix of delicate textures
interlaced with intermittent explosions of sound. The trio juxtaposes
elements of weightlessness and heaviness, silence and clacking noise,
to both seduce and terrify listeners.
manipulates his analogue synthesizer with an electrifying, kinetic
physicality. His able pianism, most obvious during his live
performances, transcends through the patchbay of his vintage
synthesizer, where it warps into something both startling and alluring.
Born in Cologne, Germany, he studied both jazz and classical piano, and
although his interest in electronic music began early on.
Hodgkinson is well-known amongst North American and European
avant-garde audiences as a founding member of the legendary and radical
art rock band Henry Cow, with whom he played for a decade. Tim
Hodgkinson's musical output is marked by versatility, creativity, and
an intense work ethic. His work encompasses improvisation, composition,
activism, writing, lecturing, and ethnomusicology. To Konk Pack, he
brings a sense of musical precision and instability, elements that have
roots in his political and cultural view of music-making.
and nuanced in his approach, veteran drummer Roger Turner exemplifies
the extremes of percussion in contemporary jazz and improvisation. A
powerful presence behind the kit, Turner draws audience members in with
intricate detail, and then drives them into a foot stomping beat or an
irresistible swing groove. Turner’s connections to jazz were
established amongst the UK’s 60s Canterbury scene. He later
worked with the ensembles of Elton Dean and Alan Silva, to name a few.
The physicality of Turner's performances is not easily forgotten. The
strength of his personality projects a natural humor that is
well-balanced by his focused intensity.
these three artists’ talents combine into a thrilling medley of pricks,
thumps, and shrieking sound which possesses an unpredictable density
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