The Transitory Sound and Movement Collective, founded by artistic director: Lynn Lane, brings musicians, sound artists, dance artists, spoken word and visual artists together to collaboratively create immersive and experiential evenings of sound, movement, and visual art through a guided improvisational process. Each performance is a unique and spontaneous composition that is created by the process of consideration and response of each artist to the overall whole and concept. It truly becomes an unspoken conversation through structured improvisation.
Formed in December of 2016, TSMC has created evenings for venues such as the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the Rec Room, the Rice University Gallery, the Texas Dance Improvisation Festival, the Rothko Chapel (February 2018), Arts Mission Oak Cliff (March 2018), and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (June 2018).
Founder/Artistic Director/Sound Artist
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 arriving in 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 etc. He has written for International Documentary Magazine and is now solely focused on his work as a photographer and sound artist.
Founding Member/Movement Artist/Choreographer
Hailed as “bold” (New York Times) and “living calligraphy” (Boston Globe), Jennifer Mabus comes from a rich career as a performing artist, dancing with Robert Battle (NYC), Amy Marshall (NYC), Heidi Latsky (NYC), Takehiro Ueyama (NYC), Bruce Wood Dance Project (TX), Noble Motion Dance (TX), and Dark Circles Contemporary Dance (TX). 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. Additionally, Jennifer has presented her own choreography in New York and Texas at the Dance Gallery Festival, Dumbo Dance Festival, UT/Dallas, and the Miller Outdoor Theater. She was the 2015 Rice University Dance Artist in Residence, one of Noble Motion Dance’s 2016 “Next Step” artists, one of Dance Source Houston’s 2017 Artists in Residence, and has created for companies such as Houston Met Dance, Pilot Dance Project, Contemporary Ballet Dallas, and Muscle Memory Dance Theater. Mabus received her BFA in Dance from Southern Methodist University and her MFA from Sam Houston State University.
Core Member/Sound Artist/Violinist
Dr. Ingrid Gerling, a violinist native of Porto Alegre, Brazil, has performed extensively as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician throughout the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia. She completed her D.M.A. at the Moores School of Music under the tutelage of Frank Huang, concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic. Currently she holds the positions of Orchestra Director and Professor of Violin at both San Jacinto College and the University of St. Thomas.
Dr. Gerling is a very passionate and dedicated chamber musician. She is a member of the Axiom Quartet, a professional string quartet based in Houston that is now in their sixth season. She has also recently formed a duo with concert pianist, Dr. Andreea Mut. Gerling was selected to be a DaCamera Young Artist Fellow for the 2015-2017 season, a highly competitive engagement which led her to perform numerous chamber music concerts throughout Houston. She is also on faculty for the American Festival of the Arts Chamber Music Academy.