Sounding Paradise
Proteus Gowanus (543 Union St., Brooklyn)

A participatory sonic installation for voices conceived and facilitated by Andrea Goodman. Behind the walls of our physical world is a dimension of pure vibration. When we sing, we enter that realm and can bring out what is invisible. On Sunday, we will evoke mythical Paradise with our voices.

Andrea Goodman, singer, composer, voice teacher, sound-healer, mythic astrologer and ceremonialist, will guide our sonic exploration of the ancient garden, its fruits, flowers and birds, the dragon who guards it and the goddess who is the source of all its fertile beauty. Paradise was lost when the dragon was slain and the goddess deposed, but the stars hold its memory in the constellations of Pegasus, Draco and Virgo.

This event will begin inside the gallery with a sound workshop for all who attend to open our voices and find the specific sounds of the elements of Paradise. The workshop will culminate in a sound installation of all our voices in the courtyard at dusk, the time of transformations, where we become singing stars and the walls of the city buildings will reflect the vibrations of Paradise.