B- Scene Scores Big!

A full length review of B- Scene at the Blanton! our A- team had a blast, you should probably make the next one if you can.

A review of the B Scene, Friday, September 4, 2009.

I love a poetry slam.  Why?  I guess because I am a voice teacher and find it thrilling when people are just naturally attracted to language and how sounds work together to create an effect.  Artists verbalizing live expression of inner feeling, discovery and human experience was all the buzz on Friday night at the B-scene.

The use of vocal tone, verbal rhythm, texture, imagery of individual sounds and words as unlikely partners provided an aural exhibit adjacent to the current Francisco Matto showing. Somehow the evening felt different — onlookers listened to the art being spoken rather than choosing to retreat to the visual representation hanging in the next room.  Some climbed the stairs on their way up to the permanent collection, but most seemed to hover and glide to the beat of the word.

Some friends were dismayed that the volume on the sound system was so loud, but I was secretly happy about it. After all, how often do we get to hear people speaking when they are really saying something?

I hadn’t been to a B-scene in quite some time… had been getting tired of the awful food.  This time the food was decent — vegetables and something that resembled hummus but had little flavor. By and large this was the happiest and most relaxed I’ve seen people being seen at the B-scene.

Ready for next month?perspectiva_vieja

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