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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
2020 Resounding Vision Awards
Casey Williams

Cooper-Moore and Casey williams

POSTPONED to July 23, 2020

Sunset Coffee Building

1019 Commerce Street

Parking at 915 Commerce St.

Cocktails /// Hors D’Oeuvres /// Silent Auction /// Award Ceremony

Live Music
featuring Sonia Flores with
Students and Alumni of Nameless Sound’s Creative Music Communities Program

Attire: Casual Cocktail

Tickets: $125 general admission
  $75 artist tickets

Tables for 10 available for $2000

All proceeds benefit Nameless Sound’s year-round work with youth through
 Creative Music Communities.

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The work of Cooper-Moore is a testament to commitment, vision, compassion, and invention. Trained as the pianist of his family’s rural Virginian church at 12, community service was ingrained from the beginning. A working musician and composer, Cooper-Moore developed a method for teaching academic curriculum to 3 to 5 year-olds through music. Publishing this method, he traveled the country training Head Start teachers. Since then, his service has expanded to the differently-abled, the incarcerated, and the homeless, all the while earning a global reputation as a singular artist. Cooper-Moore’s performances encompass wideranging explorations on hand-made instruments, insightful storytelling, and virtuosic piano playing. He is an artist whose music embodies the urgency of the moment, and whose voice delivers plainspoken truth with unwavering intensity. In 2006 and 2008, Cooper-Moore came to Houston to work with children in Nameless Sound’s workshops, training Nameless Sound’s staff in his methods. Raising the bar for our own mission, he left an immeasurable influence on our organization.

Houston photographer Casey Williams was known for his “found abstractions”, unadultered photos that reveal uncanny beauty in unexpected places. The most famous are his images of oil tankers in Houston’s Ship Channel. Tight framing combines with reflections in the water to make these photographs appear as Rothko-like color fields on first glance. Only once the eyes settle in does the industrial reality emerge from the colors. The generous and aff able artist also had a deep love of music. Nameless Sound Director David Dove met an enthusiastic Williams at the first concert he ever presented (a solo by future Resounding Vision Awardee Joe McPhee). Passionately moved by the performance, Williams was the type of audience member that inspired Dove to persist. Williams became a founding member of Nameless Sound’s Board of Directors. His keen eye and camera documented much of the early educational work of the organization. And it’s important to note that Casey’s wife, art therapist Jo Ann Williams, became an important mentor to Nameless Sound, guiding the organization in its first engagements with Houston homeless youth. Casey Williams has been key to Nameless Sound. He will always be missed, and never forgotten.

Nameless Sound was established in 2001 to present the best of international contemporary music and to support the exploration of new methods in artseducation. We present visionary national and international artists working in improvisation, avant-garde jazz, contemporary composition, sound art, and a range of other forms. We also work to foster the work of innovative Houston-based artists through our weekly concert series, They, Who Sound. Nameless Sound’s Creative Music Communities program extends our ethic of collaboration and inclusion out into some of Houston’s most marginalized neighborhoods. All year round, our team of local Artist-Facilitators works in public schools, community centers, homeless shelters, and refugee communities, bringing the joy of music-making to young people contending with profound trauma. They employ the same principles that give creative music life in performance--empathy, openness, inclusivity, listening, risktaking, and play--to create spaces for mindful collaboration and social-emotional growth for over 200 Houston youth each week.

Host Committee
Susie & Sanford Criner
JD Difabbio
Krista & Mike Dumas
Cameron Armstrong & Terrell James
Judy Lenderman
Linda Marroquin
Jack Massing
Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud
David Miller
Stephanie Mitchell
Andrew Monzon
Chris Nelson & Susan Raine
Joy Oden
Owen & Mary Collins Raun
Nicole & Joey Romano
Regina Romano
Frank Rubolino
Gail and Tim Schorre
Ann Stautberg
Dave Thompson & Ann Stiles
Roberto Tejada
Sharon & Curt Webb
Jo Ann Williams
Carlos Young

Underwriters & In-Kind Donors
Stewart Anderson
Dalla Terra
Dirigible Designs
Dungan Miller Design
Enchanted Nurseries
Pete Gershon
Gin Mare
Johnny’s Gold Brick
Robert J. Killian
Liberty Kitchen
Li Veli
James Magee
Jack Massing
Morningside Architects LLP
William Parker
Akio Suzuki
The Estate of Casey Williams
Jo Ann Williams