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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
artists and inspire tomorrow’s creative thinkers.
GEORGE LEWIS & NAMELESS
SOUND/SHEPHERD SCHOOL ENSEMBLE
Lewis’ Creative Construction Set™
performed by a combined ensemble of
musicians from Nameless Sound and the The Shepherd
School of Music
under the direction of George Lewis
George Lewis – composer, director
Ryan Edwards – guitar
Erin Graham – percussion
Lisa Harris –
David Jones – french
Justin Jones – voice, synthesizer
Lucas Lemonholm – electric bass
Rebecca Novak – cornet,
Jake Sandridge – electronics, samples
Jacob Schafer – violin
Jawwaad Taylor – trumpet,
Max Vinetz – doublebass
Joe Wilson – saxophone
Thursday, October 18
7:30 - 9:30PM
at Moody Center for the Arts at Rice
Campus Entrance 8
Link to map: https://goo.gl/maps/uJc8PWDHv5k
This concert is free
Best rate for parking on the Rice Campus
is $3 in the Greenbriar Lot.
Set™ (CCSTM) is a mobile, open-form, open-instrumentation work
for an ensemble of eight or more musical performers who use a set of
instruction cards to create and explore sonic environments. In CCSTM, musical decisions are
produced via social relations, where discontinuity, support, and
struggle become audible pathways to larger lessons for societies
seeking to remain open to change and justice. CCSTM was originally created for
the Berlin Splitter-Orchester; the title of the work pays homage to the
“Creative Construction Company,” a jazz collective which emerged as
part of the experimental African American composer-performer
collective, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.
Creative Construction Set™ is co-presented by Nameless Sound, Moody Center for the
Arts at Rice University and REMLABS at The
Shepherd School of Music.
This project is made
possible by the Arts Initiative Fund at Rice University.
Construction Set™ is one of two projects featuring George Lewis
in Houston. Remains of the Sky (2018),
a sound and light installation commissioned for the James Turrell Twilight Epiphany Skyspace, will
open on October 20th, and run through November 4th.
For information: https://moody.rice.edu/events/george-lewis-remains-sky
George E. Lewis is the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at
Columbia University. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and
Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, Lewis’s
other honors include a MacArthur Fellowship (2002), a Guggenheim
Fellowship (2015), a United States Artists Walker Fellowship (2011), an
Alpert Award in the Arts (1999), and fellowships from the National
Endowment for the Arts.
Lewis studied composition with Muhal Richard Abrams at the AACM School
of Music, and trombone with Dean Hey. A member of the Association for
the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) since 1971, Lewis's work
in electronic and computer music, computer-based multimedia
installations, and notated and improvisative forms is documented on
more than 150 recordings. His work has been presented by the BBC
Scottish Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonia Orchestra,
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Mivos Quartet, Boston Modern
Orchestra Project, London Sinfonietta, Spektral Quartet, Talea
Ensemble, Dinosaur Annex, Ensemble Pamplemousse, Wet Ink, Ensemble Erik
Satie, Eco Ensemble, and others, with commissions from American
Composers Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble, Harvestworks,
Ensemble Either/Or, Orkestra Futura, Turning Point Ensemble, San
Francisco Contemporary Music Players, 2010 Vancouver Cultural Olympiad,
IRCAM, Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, and others.
Lewis has served as Fromm Visiting Professor of Music, Harvard
University; Ernest Bloch Visiting Professor of Music, University of
California, Berkeley; Paul Fromm Composer in Residence, American
Academy in Rome; Resident Scholar, Center for Disciplinary Innovation,
University of Chicago; and CAC Fitt Artist in Residence, Brown
University. Lewis received the 2012 SEAMUS Award from the Society for
Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, and his book, A Power
Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music
(University of Chicago Press, 2008) received the American Book Award
and the American Musicological Society’s Music in American Culture
Award; Lewis was elected to Honorary Membership in the Society in 2016.
Lewis is the co-editor of the two-volume Oxford Handbook of Critical
Improvisation Studies (2016), and his opera Afterword (2015),
commissioned by the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry at the University
of Chicago, has been performed in the United States, United Kingdom,
and the Czech Republic. In 2015, Lewis received the degree of Doctor of
Music (DMus, honoris causa) from the University of Edinburgh. In 2017,
Lewis received the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters (PhD, honoris
causa) from New College of Florida.
Professor Lewis came to Columbia in 2004, having previously taught at
the University of California, San Diego, Mills College, the School of
the Art Institute of Chicago, the Koninklijke Conservatorium Den Haag,
and Simon Fraser University's Contemporary Arts Summer Institute. Lewis
studied composition with Muhal Richard Abrams at the AACM School of
Music, and trombone with Dean Hey.
Directions to the Moody Center for the Arts:
Driving & parking
The Moody Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Rice
University, and is best reached by using Campus Entrance 8 at the
intersection of University Boulevard and Stockton Street. As you enter
campus, the building is on the right, just past the Media Center. There
is a dedicated parking lot adjacent to the building. Payment for the
Moody Lot is by credit card only. Maps are available at rice.edu/maps.
Please note: Our
address is the general address to Rice University. To find us on
campus, enter “Moody Center for the Arts” on Google or Apple maps.
METRO bus & rail
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, (METRO) provides
bus and rail service from destinations around Houston. There is a
METRORail stop across the street from the main entrance of the Rice
campus is the Hermann Park/Rice University station.