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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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invites you to attend
2016 Resounding Vision Awards
Maggie Nicols
Dr. O.H. "Bud" Frazier


Thursday, April 21, 2016
6:30 - 10:00 pm

Hors d’oeuvres
Wine Pull
Silent Auction
Music by Damon Choice

Award Ceremony

Dancing to the music of Curley Cormier and the Gladiators of the Silver Slipper

Casual cocktail

Texas Medical Center Accelerator (TMCx)
2450 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77021

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Her compassion guided creative practice toward community, activism and therapy.
His compassion guided medical practice toward visionary creative therapies.

When Maggie Nicols joined The Spontaneous Music Ensemble in 1968, the pioneering vocalist entered the groundbreaking European improvisation scene as one of its few women performers. Serious demeanors were the rule in this boys club, and feminism later liberated a humor and theatricality that became characteristic of Nicols’ work. In 1977, she co-founded the Feminist Improvisation Group, initiating her commitment to improvisation as a community activity, with profound applications toward activism and therapy. A consistent workshop practice has been key to this commitment. In 2009, Nicols spent one week as an artist-in-residence with Nameless Sound. Every day Nicols and our staff worked with some of society’s most marginalized people: those with special needs, autism, down syndrome and cerebral palsy. A master improviser, Nicols performed her compassion. Her listening was an act of her empathy. Her connection to the moment expressed a trust in her workshops’ participants, empowering their joyful creativity. Seemingly chaotic group dynamics were carefully guided toward unimaginable harmony through her presence and voice. It was a crucial experience for our staff and a transformative experience for our organization.

Dr. O.H. “Bud” Frazier is a pioneer in the surgical treatment of severe heart failure. A man of letters, Frazier credits reading Anton Chekov and William Carlos Williams as inspiring his decision to become a doctor. He trained in surgery under Dr. Michael DeBakey at Baylor College of Medicine, and then under Dr. Denton Cooley in cardiothoracic surgery at the Texas Heart Institute. Dr. Frazier has performed more heart transplants than anyone in the world (over 1,300), and has been a leader in the development of Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs) and the creation of the total artificial heart. In 2011, Dr. Frazier and Dr. Billy Cohn demonstrated a visionary principle, that human life could be sustained without a heartbeat or pulse. Dr. Bud Frazier continues to operate, innovate and teach at the Texas Heart Institute, CHI St. Luke’s and Baylor College of medicine. His tenacity, vision and humanity inspire both the medical and artistic communities of Houston.

Host Committee
Cameron Armstrong and Terrell James
Tom Bacon
John Carrithers
Louise Crawford
Reynolds Delgado
JD Difabbio
Robert and Karin Dubose
Nick Flynn
Lindsay Kayser
Victoria Harrison and Jay Wehnert
Emily Hynds
Karl and Kathy Kilian
Herman Kluge and Carol McDavid
Nena and David Marsh
Megan and Matt Pond
Susan Raine
Sarah and Michael Raleigh
Jeanie and Jonathan Ross
Merry and Palmer Schooley
Ana Maria Segura and Jose Diez
Mimi Swartz
Dave Thompson
James Tiebout and Thuy Tran
Randy Twaddle
Jo Ann Williams
Mark and Nancy Wozny
Nina and Michael Zilkha

Art Attack
Chango Loco Spirits
Chris Lockwood
Dalla Terra
Danton’s Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen
Little Liberty
Michele Still
Oasis Texas Brewery Company
Shade and Canopy
Sonia Flores
Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Board of Directors
Kelly Aheimer
William Cohn
Michael Crawford
Pete Gershon
Jack Massing
Chris Nelson
Garry Reece
Joey Romano
Gail Schorre
Michele Still