Sound-art performance

Dear Editor:When the music and words stopped, the air around me turned to velvet. The first small movements I made were met by a warm cushion not unlike a fetus in its amniotic world. I saw and heard the cello, saxophone, soundtrack, the performers reading words from Roy's deconstructed poetry and taping them to a painting. Words and music notes were all over the Stay Gallery. Then Roy put a chair center stage and began to read his poetry. This centered me. Soon, my vision was satiated, I closed my eyes for the rest of the performance. The vibrations from Roy Anthony Shabla's sound art piece, "Babbel", felt like an intracellular infusion. For me, it was a protoplasmic experience. Congratulations to Downey's own Roy Anthony Shabla and his performers. It was a rare art experience, indeed. Thank you. Zaida Ramos Downey

********** Published: Jan. 30, 2014 - Volume 12 - Issue 42