Saturday, Mar. 11, 2017 – Saturday, Mar. 11, 2017

06:00 PM



Listen Around Your Way is a collaborative sound performance that will use the architecture of the MATCH building as a site and stage for a series of solo and collective sounds.  Performers will be stationed in multiple locations around the outdoor breezeway that connects the north and south wings of the building, with some of them traveling along a looped pathway marked by brightly colored tape. The performers will play and sing in overlapping segments, thus creating different combinations of sound that can be heard from various points in time and space around the breezeway.

Performers: Andrew Durham, Megan Easley, Sandy Ewen, Danny Kamins, Austin Lewellen, Mlee Mains, Rebecca Novak, and Emmy Tisdel

Listen Around Your Way is presented in conjunction with the DiverseWorks exhibition, Kate Gilmore & Heather Rowe: Only in Your Way, on view in the gallery through March 18, 2017.

About the Performance


Born in Toronto, Canada, Sandy Ewen received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. Since then she has resided in Houston where she is an artist, musician, and architect. Ewen has released several albums, including a duo with guitarist Tom Carter, a trio with bassist Damon Smith & drummer Weasel Walter, and a rock album with Austin’s Weird Weeds. Ewen’s visual work is closely tied to her work in sound; she uses both mediums to explore texture, composition, and materials.

Rebecca Novak works within the practices of visual art, performance, writing, and improvised music. She received a Masters degree in music from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and later studied visual art, social practice, and dance in Houston. Recent projects include PerFormative Poesis: A Timed Play in Three Acts (DiverseWorks, 2015), Other Ends Pine, a collaborative text and performance with the Hygge Writers Group (Alabama Song, 2014), and Radio DWOW, a simultaneously transmitted and received radio-based performance and text (DiverseWorks, 2014). As an improviser, Novak uses a variety of instruments including cornet, Autoharp, glass vases, radio, and piano.  She performs as part of the group Garden medium with Sandy Ewen and Carol Sandin Cooley, and in a duo with electronic and cassette tape musician Steve Jansen.


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    Friday-Saturday, Noon - 8:00 pm
  • Gallery is always free.

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • MetroRail The MetroRail makes a stop a half-block south of the MATCH at the Ensemble/HCC Station. General Parking These are the places to park when you visit the MATCH. Like most of Midtown, you will have to pay to park, but prices are reasonable. Mid-Main Close to the MATCH is the Mid-Main Garage directly to the south across Holman. This garage is accessible through Holman or Travis Street and is open 24 hours. Parking can be paid by credit card or cash at the designated pay machines. Parking rates are as follows: 5 am- 6 pm
    • First 15-minutes are free
    • 1 hour or less - $3
    • 1.5 Hours - $4.50
    • 2 Hours - $6.00
    • 2.5 - 3 Hours - $7.50
    • Each Additional ½ hour - $1.50
    • MAX Rate is $15
    6 pm-4 am
    • First 15 minutes - Free
    • 1 hour or less - $4
    • Each additional 1/2 hour - $1
    • Nightly Max Rate - $7.50
    • Cars left after 4 am - $15
    6 pm-4 am
    • Flat Rate - $6
    • Cars left after 4 am - $15
    Please note that Travis St. is a one way street traveling north. Mid-Main has two surface lots. One lot is located at the southeastern corner of Main and Holman, directly to the south of Trinity Church. This lot is available all day on weekdays and Saturday, and after 2 pm on Sunday. The other lot can be found at the southeastern corner of Fannin and Winbern. This lot is open to the public. Both of these lots have their own pay station where patrons can pay to park. Parking can range between $3 to $7, depending on the hour of the day. Cash only. Street Parking There is also street parking available nearby (marked in yellow on map). Some of this is free and some is metered. Please be observant of all parking signage when choosing to park on the street. *Please note that parking on Holman Street in front of the MATCH is NOT available. Valet Valet service will be available for many performances through Mid-Main Development. To find out if valet services will be available for your performance, please call the box office at (713) 521-4533. Their location will be off of Travis St. Price can range between $5 to $10, cash only.

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