DiverseWorks and Nameless Sound Present ANTHOLOGY, MEDITATIONS, 2/15
In conjunction with the exhibition SonicWorks, on view at DiverseWorks through March 1, 2014, Nameless Sound and DiverseWorks present a marathon of back-to-back performances of scores by Pauline Oliveros, an acclaimed composer, performer, humanitarian, and important pioneer in American experimental music. For more than four decades Oliveros, a Houstonnative, has explored sound, forging new ground for herself and others. Anthology, Meditations celebrates Oliveros' important role in the founding and mentoring of Nameless Sound, as well as her connections to DiverseWorks' history as an important presenter and champion of sonic art in Houston.
Anthology, Meditations has an indeterminate ending time, by design, but is estimated to span 5 - 6 hours. Pieces will be performed without pauses or intermissions and audience members are encouraged to come and go freely throughout the day. Prizes will be available to anyone who endures the entire performance. Bring a pillow and get comfortable!
Paula Anne Anicete, Abel Cisneros, Denis Cisneros, Chris Cogburn, David Dove, Sandy Ewen, David Feil, Sonia Flores, Juan Garcia, Lucas Gorham, Lisa Harris, Jason Jackson, Rebecca Novak, Ivette Roman-Roberto, Aluna Rubin, Damon Smith, Kurt Stallmann, Jawwaad Taylor, Hsin-Jung Tsai, and Ronnie Yates.
The mission of Nameless Sound is 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 and its artists work directly with young people inpublic schools, community centers, and homeless shelters.
DiverseWorks is a non-profit art center in Houston, Texas dedicated to commissioning and presenting new visual, performing, and literary art. DiverseWorks is a place where the process of creating art is valued and where artists can test new ideas in the public arena. By encouraging the investigation of current artistic, cultural, and social issues, DiverseWorks builds, educates, and sustains audiences for contemporary art.