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Film, music merge in free concert on Bayou


Ambient sounds will flood Buffalo Bayou tonight as the Enso String Quartet performs "SONA: Wind, Rains, Trains" on the banks of the Sabine-to-Bagby Promenade.

The second installment of the series Nights on Blue Bayou: CITY SOUNDSCAPES, "SONA" will create a comprehensive image of Houston that engages all of the senses.

Combining the talent of filmmaker Alfred Guzzetti and composer Kurt Stallmann, "SONA" will utilize both recorded and digital sounds, such as passing trains and falling rain, as well as live instrumentation by the Quartet and projected images of the city to create a distinctive blend of the visual and audio aspects of Houston.

The Houston Press said the performance is meant to represent the clash of industrial progress with the natural world.

Patrons should bring blankets and chairs but can leave their pocketbooks at home for the free event.

Nights on Blue Bayou brings a different artist to Buffalo Bayou each month. October featured musician Taylor McFerrin and Dec. 6 brings Johnny DeKam, a video artist and disc jockey, as the final performance of the series this semester.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts in collaboration with The Aurora Picture Show and the Buffalo Bayou Partnership present the event. All installments begin at 7 p.m., and visitors can park in City Lot H on Memorial Drive. For more information, visit www.mitchellcenterforarts.org or call (713) 743-5548.


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