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Moody Center for the Arts
Saturday, June 1
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Dimensions Variable: Natural Information Society Musical Performance in the Galleries

About the Event

About the Band:

“…it’s patient, layered music that’s always heading somewhere, sometimes spare and sometimes complex and shimmering”

-Ben Ratliff, New York Times

Natural Information Society (NIS) is led by composer and multi-instrumentalist Joshua Abrams. The group’s music is grounded in Abrams’ hypnotic & interwoven writing. Performing with Lisa Alvarado’s free-hanging paintings as mobile sets, NIS creates meditative environments. NIS navigates forms that emphasize simultaneous differences, rhythm, and collective listening. The group has released six records, including descension (Out of Our Constrictions) 2021, for eremite records.

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Directions & Parking

The Moody Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Rice University, and is best reached by using Campus Entrance 8 at the intersection of University Boulevard and Stockton Street. As you enter campus, the building is on the right, just past the Media Center. There is a dedicated parking lot adjacent to the building. Payment for the Moody Lot is by credit card only. Maps are available at

Please note: Our address is the general address to Rice University. To find us on campus, enter “Moody Center for the Arts” on Google or Apple maps.


Moody Center for the Arts

6100 Main Street, MS-480
Houston, TX 77005
United States