Nameless Sound Returns with an Experimental Music/Video Performance

Keith Rowe and Kjell Bjørgeengen
Keith Rowe and Kjell Bjørgeengen
Courtesy of Nameless Sound

Nameless Sound, after spending the summer chillin'-ish out, is getting back into experimental-programming mode by bringing "the godfather of electro-acoustic improvisation" and a master sculpture of the "flicker image" over from Europe for a rare performance.

Keith Rowe -- a United Kingdom-based tabletop guitarist who lays his ax flat, prepares the instrument with objects and bends sound with effects pedals and mixers -- has a brief history of Houston performances, according to Nameless Sound head honcho David Dove. "Once with AMM in the late '90s and three times previously with NS, most recently at the Rothko Chapel in 2007," says Dove.

Meanwhile, Kjell Bjørgeengen is a Norwegian live-video artist who specializes in the flicker image. About the art form, Bjørgeengen writes, "The flicker image is perhaps the most simple and fundamental image we can think of, the oscillation between shades of light and darkness, given from the outside as a simple binary pairing of the visual experience."

The two will do experimental-art battle at 14 Pews, 800 Aurora Street. The performance is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. Friday, September 23. For more information, go to the Nameless Sound website.

In the meantime, check out this December 2010 happening for a sonic/visual example.

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