Dimensions Variable: Jasmine Hearn

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

Hearn’s durational solo, "N I L E : Red Riverbed Run Deep Witness Root" will be presented in the Moody galleries and terrace, and features movement, contemplation, singing, and sound. A three-time Bessie Award-winner, Jasmine Hearn presents this interactive dance performance in conjunction with the fall exhibition, Kapwani Kiwanga: The Sand Recalls the Moon’s Shadow …

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Opening Reception for “Soundwaves: Experimental Strategies in Art + Music”

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

"Join us to celebrate the first opening of our milestone year. Free and open to the public, the reception for Soundwaves: Experiments in Art + Music kicks off the public programming for Moody's fifth anniversary year. The exhibition features works of sculpture, audio, video, painting, and performance, that incorporate both visual and acoustic elements. The …

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Opening Reception for Jillian Conrad BRC Installation

BioScience Research Collaborative 6566 Main Street, Houston, TX

Start the new year off with a commitment to celebrating art! Join us for the latest installation at the BioScience Research Collaborative, featuring the work of Houston-based artist Jillian Conrad. Installed in the lobby of the BioScience Research Collaborative building, Conrad’s work is a testament to the generative connection between artistic creativity and rigorous scientific …

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Sound Bath + Sacred Geometry Workshop with Reginald Adams

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

Be a part of the artmaking process for our second iteration of the Moody Project Wall. On February 11 artist Reginald Adams will guide his Sacred Geometry Workshop from 6 - 7 p.m. followed by a healing sound bath in the Lois Chiles Theater. The soundwaves recorded at the event will be visually represented in …

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Moody Center for the Arts Dimensions Variable with Conductor Jerry Hou

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

Commissioned by the Moody as a part of our Dimensions Variable series, Hou offers an original score that considers the aural and visual components of Anri Sala's and Spencer Finch's installations, both on view in the exhibition Soundwaves: Experimental Strategies in Art + Music. For this special performance, Hou conducts guest artist Lauren Jacobson and …

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Samsāra Award-winning VR Experience at the Moody

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

About the Film Samsāra, a virtual narrative by Hsin-Chien Huang, begins in the near future when the Earth's resources have depleted due to human greed. Fighting for natural resources leads to catastrophic wars and global destruction forcing the remaining population to leave Earth and find a new home. Will this long quest for a new …

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Skyspace Performance: Pianist Wesley Ducote Live piano + electronic music

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of this iconic public artwork with a beautiful evening of live music! Join us at the James Turrell "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace to enjoy Shepherd School alumni Wesley Ducote's performance of contemporary piano and electronic music. Featuring works by Steve Reich, Ann Southam, Alvin Singleton, and a premiere of a commission by …

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Opening Reception for Moody Project Wall: Reginald Adams, Community-Based Artmaking

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

Join us for a celebration of Reginald Adams’s new work, the second installation in the Moody Project Wall series. This collaborative, community-based program involved healing sound baths for both the public and Rice students. The soundwaves recorded at these sessions inform the mural on view. Enjoy a demonstration of the sound bath performances and meet …

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Sir Woman Live at the Moody

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

Join us for a memorable performance by Sir Woman, winner of Austin Music Award’s Best New Act, to celebrate the Moody Center for the Arts' 5th anniversary. Enjoy complimentary beverages and cake in honor of this birthday edition of our annual Spring Fling! Sir Woman is the creation of Kelsey Wilson, co-founder of Wild Child, …

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Moody Project Wall: Reginald Adams, Art of Sound & Healing

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

The second iteration of the Moody Project Wall series is led by Houston-based artist Reginald Adams. Through a series of performative workshops with students and members of the community, Adams introduced therapeutic sound frequencies that were then technologically translated into visual wall graphics. Using crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, tingsha bells, and gongs, Adams arranged …

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Artists-in-Dialogue: Leslie Hewitt + Alexandra Kieffer

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

Join the Moody and Spring 2022 artist resident Leslie Hewitt in dialogue with Alexandra Kieffer, Assistant Professor of Musicology at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, for a night of stimulating conversation. This in-person event, facilitated by Moody executive director Alison Weaver, will delve into Hewitt’s and Keiffer’s research and explore where music, …

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Opening Reception for Samsāra VR Experience and Remote Q&A with Artist

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

Free + Open the Public | Bites + Beverages| Registration Encouraged Experience the award-winning virtual reality film, Samsāra, and speak with the director and artist Hsin-Chien Huang (remote) about how VR can promote a spiritual evolution via immersive experiences grounded in building empathy. Huang's talk and Q&A will begin at 7:30 p.m. Attendees will have …

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Skyspace Performance: Pianist Wesley Ducote Live piano + electronic music

James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace at Rice University 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of this iconic public artwork with a beautiful evening of live music! Join us at the James Turrell "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace to enjoy Shepherd School alumni Wesley Ducote's performance of contemporary piano and electronic music. Featuring works by Steve Reich, Ann Southam, Alvin Singleton, and a premiere of a commission by …

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https://moody.rice.edu/events/artists-dialogue-jamal-cyrus-anthony-b-pinn

Virtual Event Housotn, TX

Join the Moody and the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL) for a dialogue between Jamal Cyrus, a featured artist in our current exhibition, Soundwaves, and Anthony B. Pinn, professor of religion at Rice University, for a cross-disciplinary conversation. This virtual event, facilitated by Moody executive director Alison Weaver, will delve into Cyrus's …

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Dimensions Variable: Raven Chacon + Nameless Sound Musicians and dancers activate multiple works

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

Join us for a very special evening of live performances that will activate several of the music-based artworks in our current exhibition, Soundwaves: Experimental Strategies in Art + Music. Headlining this multidisciplinary event, artist Raven Chacon will lead musicians with Houston-based Nameless Sound in an outdoor performance of his graphic score American Ledger No. 1. …

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Skyspace Performance: Choreographer Karole Armitage Two Nights of Dance at the Iconic Public Artwork

James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX

Join the Moody Center for the Arts at the James Turrell "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace at Rice University for a special dance performance choreographed by Karole Armitage. Repeating performances will occur on April 22 and April 23 at 9 p.m. concurrent with Skyspace's sunset light sequence. Seating is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. This free …

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Ocean Music Action Ocean-inspired concert with dance + photography

Lois Chiles Studio Theater at moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX

Celebrate Earth Day with Ocean Music Action! Enjoy their ocean-inspired event, an hour-long tapestry of music, art, and dance featuring musicians from The Knights chamber orchestra playing alongside stunning ocean photography by National Geographic's David Liittschwager. The multidisciplinary showcase also features dancer/choreographer Maile Okamura as well as new works composed and performed by students from …

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