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dave dove

trombone (houston)

A trombone player, composer, improvisor, and educator, David Dove has given performances and workshops all over the US and some internationally (Mexico, Canada, Scotland, Vietnam). He has collaborated with many of his favorite local/national/international artists (more and less well known) and has developed an approach to creative music education.

Dove grew up learning the trombone in the public school band program, while at the same time playing bass guitar in punk bands. After high school, he spent years studying and playing a wide variety musical styles (including 6 years in the band Sprawl). In the early 1990's, he became dedicated to free improvisation. This eclectic background and commitment to creativity eventually led him to conceive of a new approach to music education.

In 1997, Dove started working at MECA, an inner-city arts community center, where he began to develop this approach. In 2000, Pauline Oliveros invited him to start a branch of The Deep Listening Institute (DLI) to further his educational goals and bring contemporary musicians to Houston. In 2006, DLI Houston became Nameless Sound, an independent organization. Nameless Sound reaches over 1500 young people in Houston every year through workshops in public schools, community centers, and homeless shelters.