Data Mapping: Nathalie Miebach at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
From across the room, Nathalie Miebach’s wall pieces trigger a vague sense of recognition.
Texas Studio: Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya
Full of color, depth, and texture, the work of Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya — brush name Akirash — seeks to dance, pull viewers in, and let them connect with the work and the world around it.
Sonia Sanchez Documentary Headlines REELpoetry
While not quite as ancient as all nine muses of the arts, the conversation between the arts of poetry and film goes back some time. REELpoetry, curated by Toni Holland, is Public Poetry’s first poetry film event, featuring documentaries, workshops, panels, poetry performances, and cinepoetry.
Bold Cinema: Houston Iranian Film Festival at the MFAH, Rice Cinema and Asia Society
At the MFAH’s Houston Iranian Film Festival, now in its 26th year, the seats are always full. The festival, established by the MFAH and Rice Cinema, runs Jan. 18-26, with screenings at both venues and at Asia Society Texas Center.
Jazz on Film at the MFAH
It’s summer so the MFAH’s Jazz on Film series, curated by Peter Lucas, returns for its sixth year.
A brief survey of experimental music in Houston
This article is a patch, some spackling, experimental music duct tape on the rickety machinery of music web content.
Imaginary Concerts & Charged Objects: Marfa Myths/Hyperobjects at Ballroom Marfa
Sitting at a red light in Houston, behind a Range Rover with an “I [red cube] Marfa” (like I [heart] NY) bumper sticker, I’d say Marfa’s myth is at peak mythology.
Listening Rituals: Hans Tutschku at the Moody Center
In the liner notes for an upcoming CD on GRM, Paris, composer Hans Tutschku - Professor of Music at Harvard University - defines the listening ritual as, “listening […] without doing anything else – just diving into the sound world and letting all inner images and imaginations flow.”
Jazz on/in/and Film at the MFAH
In a year, a very small number of “jazz films” can or will be released — there’s just (unfortunately) not that many to be made. So, during Jazz on Film, a yearly festival curated by Peter Lucas, now in its fifth year, there are some repetitions from previous years.
Nameless Sound Brings Amina Claudine Myers to Houston
Usually, when we introduce an artist in a piece of writing, we write “singer” or “composer” and then their name, but the list of things Amina Claudine Myers does and has done is too extensive to be filed under one, two, or even three labels.
A Full Life in Music: Ran Blake at Live Oak Friends Meeting House
Nameless Sound presents Ran Blake in a free concert on Jan. 7, 2017 at 5pm under James Turrell's Skyspace at The Live Oak Friends Meeting House, with a second set performed with Turrell's Night Piece.