Every something is an echo of nothing.
— John Cage

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 art through a guided rigorous improvisational process and deep choreography with room to breathe. 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, University of Texas in Dallas, the Texas Dance Improvisation Festival, the Rothko Chapel, Arts Mission Oak Cliff, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and Asia Society of Texas (March 2019).