Buffalo Bayou Partnership and Nameless Sound present
Sounding the Cistern for Pauline Oliveros
In remembrance of one of the important composers of our time, four improvisers sound the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern for Houston’s native daughter.
Tom Bickley (Berkeley, CA) – recorders
David Dove (Houston, TX) – trombone
Juan Garcia (Mexico City, MX) – double bass
Lisa E. Harris (Houston, TX) – voice
Tickets are $10 per person.
30-minute performances at
In memory of this singular artist and humanitarian, four musicians with close ties to Pauline Oliveros will sound the Cistern in the first-ever public performance held in this special space. Built as a drinking water reservoir in 1926, the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern was designed to hold 15 million gallons of water when functioning at capacity. 87,500 square feet, and supported by 221 concrete columns which are 25 feet tall, the Cistern features a 17-second sonic reverberation. Buffalo Bayou Partnership restored and repurposed the Cistern into a magnificent public space, offering regular history tours as well as periodic art installations and programs.
Learn more about Sounding the Cistern for Pauline Oliveros here.