Nameless Sound Amina Claudine Myers: Pipe Organ Concert
The first-wave artists comprising the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians) encompassed the breadth of what would later become the organization’s motto: “Great Black Music, From the Ancient to the Future” The groundbreaking initiative of self-determining musicians was born in 1960s Chicago, and its early members constituted a vital nexus of musically and geographically diverse histories and futures.
Among these first-wave artists, none expresses their deep roots in Southern African American traditions quite like the virtuosic, versatile and emotionally moving pianist, organist, vocalist and composer Amina Claudine Myers. Nameless Sound will present Myers’ first Texas appearance since her teenage years.
In recent years, Myers has increased her focus on the pipe organ, with recitals throughout Europe and North America. She will return to Christ Church Cathedral for a special offering of jazz, blues, spirituals, gospel and improvisations on the 1938 Aeolian-Skinner Cathedral Organ.