A trombone player, composer, improviser, and educator, David Dove has given performances and workshops across North America and internationally. As Founding Director of Nameless Sound (a non-profit organization in Houston, Texas), he curates/presents a concert series of international contemporary creative music, and has developed an approach, philosophy and practice of creative music education based on creativity and improvisation. Nameless Sound reaches over 1500 young people every year in Houston public schools, community centers, homeless shelters, and refugee communities. Nameless Sound’s Youth Ensemble has been the breeding ground for a generation of creative musicians from Houston, many who are gaining national and international recognition for their own work.
Justin M. Jones is an improviser, vocalist, and writer from Houston, TX. Often engaging intensively with queer texts and the tricky mechanics of power, pleasure, and pedagogy, Jones’ wide-ranging practice treats the human voice as a densely-constructed apparatus of embodiment. He has performed and/or facilitated workshops at Alabama Song, Blaffer Art Museum, DiverseWorks, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, galleryHOMELAND, Lawndale Art Center, and La Vitrola. In 2017, he was invited by the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation to present a workshop as part of Suoni Per Il Popolo’s Tools of the Trade series in Montreal, Canada. His forthcoming album, Reading Practices, with guitarist Ryan Edwards, is set to be released in 2018. A former member of the Improvisation Group of Lawrence University, Jones is also a member of the improvising collective New Factories and an Artist-Facilitator for Nameless Sound.
Jimmy Joe Roche
Jimmy Joe Roche is an interdisciplinary artist whose work encompasses video, sculpture, and performance. Screenings of his work include the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, Rojo@Nova and Museum of the Moving Image. Roche has had five solo exhibitions in New York, Texas, and Colorado. His artwork is in the permanent collection at the the Baltimore Museum of Art where he participated in a two-person exhibit with fellow artist Nathaniel Mellors. Roche has created commissioned work for Adult Swim, Dazed and Confused Magazine, Incubate Arts Festival and Harvestworks. Numerous publications have featured his work including The New Museum’s “Younger Than Jesus” Artist Directory. He is a long time collaborator with the arts group Whamcity and electronic musician Dan Deacon.
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