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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 premiere 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

Nameless Sound invites you to attend

Resounding Vision Award party
Honoring Alvin Fielder

Special performance by Alvin Fielder and NS Ensemble
cocktails, resounding hors d’oeuvres,
award ceremony, an auction of art & artifacts

The Resounding Vision Award honors musicians whose efforts transcend
aesthetics and resonate beyond the performance venue. It honors artists who
pursue a vision of progress in our communities. Past recipients of the Resounding Vision Award:
Joe McPhee, William Parker, Pauline Oliveros, Curley Cormier

When: Thursday, January 19, 2012, 6:30 - 10pm
Where: The Audley Society
3231 Audley
Houston, TX 77098
Tickets: $50 individual ticket

Alvin Fielder is a pioneering jazz drummer, an important educator, and one
of the founding members of the enormously influential Association for the
Advancement of Creative Musicians cooperative. Born in Meridian, MS in
1935, Fielder studied pharmacology at Texas Southern University from 1953 to 1956. During his years in Houston, he worked with various jazz and R&B groups including the Pluma-Davis Sextet, the house band at the legendary Eldorado Ballroom. He then moved on to Chicago, where he joined an early version of the Sun Ra Arkestra and played with musicians like Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Anderson and Muhal Richard Abrams, with whom he organized the AACM in 1965 and appeared on its debut LP, Roscoe Mitchell’s “Sound” in 1967. Fielder returned home to Mississippi in 1969, where he ran the family pharmacy, worked to desegregate the schools, and developed the Black Arts Music Society. BAMS brought countless jazz improvisers to Jackson and inspired a new generation of the city’s musicians (including a young Cassandra Wilson). In 1975, Fielder began working regularly with New Orleans saxophonist Edward “Kidd” Jordan. The association breathed new life into his career, and since then he’s appeared on a handful of potent and critically acclaimed releases. Fielder’s performances and clinics here in Houston over the past few years are ample evidence that at age 76, this legendary drummer is still at the height of his creative power.
-Pete Gershon

Host Committee:

Clifford Allen
Bennie Flores Ansell and David Ansell
Natalye Appel & John Casbarian
Heather and Berry Bowen
Fernando Brave and Marcela Descalzi
Susie and Sanford Criner
Sicily Dickenson and Chris Nelson
David Dove and Y. E. Torres
Karin and Robert Dubose
Lauren and Charlie Earthman
Anna and Brad Eastman
Karen and Stephan Farber
Achim Fassbender
Dan Fergus
Chris and Gene Feronti
Alison Fielder
Mark Flaum and Audrey Nath
Lynn Good and Harrison Williams
Melissa and Albert Grobmyer
Roger Hochman
Fredericka Hunter
Jill and Dunham Jewett
Lindsay Kayser
Tracey and Patrick Keegan
Taryn Kinney and Michael Morrow
Virginia and Lee Lahourcade
Linda Marroquin
Star and Jack Massing
Betty Moody and Bill Steffy
Vance Muse and Carl Palazzolo
Sarah Newbery and Garrett Finney
Bill Patterson and Dennis McNabb
Pamela Phillips
Dan and Lara Purser
Nicole Laurent and Joey Romano
Gail Rubin
Lori and Steve Rubin
Frank Rubolino
Carrie Glassman Shoemake and Ed Shoemake
Claire Smith and Russell Murrell
Kimberly and David Sterling
Zoe and Dave Thompson
Rebecca Trahan
Marianne Green and Randy Twaddle
Jill Whitten and Rob Proctor
Anne Whitlock and Michael Skelly
Casey and Jo Ann Williams
Nina and Michael Zilkha


Arturo's Uptown Italiano
Chris Lockwood
Cafe Brasil
The Audley Society


All proceeds benefit Nameless Sound's Creative Music Education Program and Concert Series.

Contributor Levels:

$50 (ea) - individual ticket to Resounding
Vision Award party

$250 -  2 tickets and 1 season pass to
Nameless Sound concert series

$500 - 2 tickets, 1 season pass, and your choice of a private concert by Nameless Sound Youth Ensemble or a Nameless Sound Creative Music Workshop for 10 (suitable for children or adults)

$1,000 - 4 tickets, 1 season pass, a private concert by Nameless Sound Youth Ensemble
and a Nameless Sound Creative Music
Workshop for 10 (suitable for children or adults)

Contributor Levels


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