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David Dove (Nameless Sound)

David Dove (Nameless Sound)

A trombone player, composer, improviser, and educator, David Dove’s performances have included appearances at festivals and venues such as: Espacio Fundación Telefónica (Peru), The Exploratorium (Germany), Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico), Ch’ak’ab Paaxil Festival (Mexico), The National Children’s Theater (Vietnam), The Greater Easterhouse Arts Company (Scotland), Instal (Scotland), The Blanton Museum of Art (Austin), The Menil Collection (Houston), The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (Houston), and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (Houston). As Founding Director of Nameless Sound (a non-profit organization in Houston), he curates 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.

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A trombone player, composer, improviser, and educator, David Dove’s performances have included appearances at festivals and venues such as: Espacio Fundación Telefónica (Peru), The Exploratorium (Germany), Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico), Ch’ak’ab Paaxil Festival (Mexico), The National Children’s Theater (Vietnam), The Greater Easterhouse Arts Company (Scotland), Instal (Scotland), The Blanton Museum of Art (Austin), The Menil Collection (Houston), The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (Houston), and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (Houston). He has lectured and given workshops at several universities including University of Guelph (Canada), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico), Brown University (Rhode Island), University of Richmond (Virginia), Sam Houston State University (Huntsville), Rice University (Houston), and University of Houston (Houston). He’s written on music pedagogy, including “The Music is the Pedagogy”, an essay published in the collection “Beyond the Classroom” (Routledge). In 2011, he was presented with The Houston Press’ “Mastermind Award”. He has appeared on over 20 CD and LP releases as a soloist and collaborator. He has worked with some of the most well known international artists in the field of contemporary music, including Pauline Oliveros, Joe McPhee, and Alvin Fielder. As Founding Director of Nameless Sound (a non-profit organization in Houston), he curates 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.

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