SONA: Wind, Rain, and Trains! mixes music, video and the outdoors. For todays performance, part of the Nights on Blue Bayou: CITY SOUNDSCAPES series, video artist Alfred Guzzetti teams with composer Kurt Stallmann and the Enso String Quartet to create a program that combines live music with a series of field recordings and projections featuring (you guessed it) wind, rain and trains. By contrasting the mechanical chug of rumbling freight trains with the ebb and flow of passing storms, the piece is meant to evoke a sense of Houston and its surroundings: industrial progress butting up against the rhythm of the natural world. That the event is presented outdoors, on the banks beneath the historic Sabine Street Bridge, makes the piece and its themes all the more immediate. 7 p.m. The Sabine Promenade, Sabine and Bagby, downtown. For information, call 713-743-5548 or visit www.buffalobayou.org. Free.
Thu., Nov. 15, 7 p.m., 2007