Transitory Sound and Movement Collective

TSMC performing

Founded by Artistic Director, Lynn Lane, Transitory Sound and Movement Collective (TSMC) collaboratively creates interdisciplinary and experiential works of sound, movement, and visual art. Each performance is a uniquely structured, conceptually connected, yet spontaneous composition, created through the process of consideration and response of each artist to the other artists, and of all of the artists to the concept. Through this process, TSMC creates an unspoken conversation with each other, the audience, and the visual/spatial environment.

Within the first two years of the collective, TSMC has created over 20 original  works for venues such as the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Asia Society Texas Center, the Rothko Chapel, the University of Texas at Dallas, Arts Mission Oak Cliff, the Texas Dance Improvisation Festival, the Rice University Gallery, the Rec Room and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.

Collaborating Artists:

Lynn Lane is the founder and artistic director of the Transitory Sound and Movement Collective. He comes from a very broad career base in the Arts most notably as a photographer in the performing arts arena. Prior to returning to Houston, his birth city, he spent almost two decades in NYC as an artist/filmmaker represented in London and NYC and designer with his furniture designs still being represented there. His work has been exhibited in galleries/museums internationally as well as published in many publications such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Elle Decor and others. He has written for International Documentary Magazine and is now solely focused on his work as a photographer and sound artist/artistic director.

Jennifer Mabus, hailed as “bold” by the NY Times, has performed as a soloist with Robert Battle’s Battle Works, Amy Marshall, Heidi Latsky, Takehiro Ueyama, Bruce Wood Dance, Noble Motion Dance, and Dark Circles Contemporary Dance. She has served on the faculties of Texas Christian University, Booker T. Washington HSPVA, Interlochen Arts Academy, Houston’s HSPVA, and Sam Houston State University. In addition to presenting work in regional and national festivals, Mabus has been Artist in Residence at Rice University, Texas Women’s University, the Univeristy of Texas at Dallas, Noble Motion Dance, and Dance Source Houston, among others. She has choreographed works for METdance, Pilot Dance Project, Contemporary Ballet Dallas, and Muscle Memory Dance Theater, as well as for the Foundation for Modern Music at the Miller Outdoor Theater. She is currently the founding dance program chair at the University of St. Thomas, and a founding member/core collaborator with the Transitory Sound and Movement Collective.