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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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"When my son lost his way, Nameless Sound welcomed him in, asked no questions and helped him find his way. It was a fantastic, respectful program that provided wonderful opportunities for performance and for discovering inner talents. I will forever be grateful to Nameless Sound for the path they provided.  He is now in a band and interning as an audio engineer...living his dream!” 
Parent of former Nameless Sound student

"Individuals that decide to take part in Nameless Sound's workshops or educational programs come away with a vital new skill, to approach every new moment with confidence. The importance of teaching improvisation to a younger generation will only help in advancing their abilities to face the trials that lay in life ahead. Houston is lucky to have an organization like Nameless Sound as part of its cultural map. Without them I would not have had the courage to become the woman and artist I am today. Thank you, Dave & Nameless Sound."
Former Nameless Sound student

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Fall 2016 Membership Campaign

Dear Friends of Nameless Sound,

For 15 years, Nameless Sound has introduced Houston to the premier international names in improvised music, sound art and musical composition. These artists don’t only encounter Houston’s concert-going public; they work directly with our city’s most underserved youth in homeless shelters, refugee communities, and public schools.

Nameless Sound’s work with youth is not limited to encounters with visiting artists. Our own staff of artist-facilitators works with these young people every day in a unique, hands-on program that emphasizes listening, diversity, creativity and collaboration. Through this program, we reach over 1500 children every year in 18 weekly sessions.

2015 has been a landmark year of developments in our education program:

•    We have completed our facilitators' handbook, which states the philosophy and pedagogy of Nameless Sound's program and identifies the potential outcomes of our work such as knowledge transfer, creative work, play and therapy. This will be published by Routlage in 2016.

•    Our facilitators are currently engaged in intensive professional training with a focus on trauma and children in crisis. By January 2016, we will have formalized a permanent in-house training program, under the consultation of a psychotherapist specializing in trauma and creative work. 

•    We completed our first year of comprehensive data collection and assessment for each Nameless Sound site. By the end of this year, we will have a full report with an assessment and analysis of our workshops.

In addition to the exciting developments in our work with Houston’s youth, Nameless Sound’s concert series continues to showcase world-premiers and site-specific works not seen anywhere else. We presented sold-out concerts in unique environments that ranged from Houston’s oldest standing elementary school building, to the historic Eldorado Ballroom, to a destination event deep in the West Texas desert.

Have you supported Nameless Sound? If we are going to continue to nurture the next generation of creative minds, we will need your help. The future of our programming depends on you.


David Dove
Founding Director

Member Benefits

Hearing: $1-49
you'll be acknowledged on our website for one year

Listening: $50-249
acknowledgement on our website, plus 2 complimentary tickets

Sounding: $250-999
acknowledgement on our website, 4 complimentary tickets, plus a limited edition poster

Resounding: $1,000 and up
acknowledgement on our website, season pass, plus a limited edition poster