Infinitely More

From Dragon Boat we left towards RedLine Contemporary Art Studios and Yoyo Ma. Infinitely More, was hosted by RedLine as a representative of RiNO and Five Points - neighborhoods where the arts and homelessness intersect. Resident RedLine artist Sammy Lee’s street art cart and IMBY served as the focal points of the gathering. From the deck of IMBY Mr. Ma played the Johannes Sebastian Bach’s unaccompanied Cello suite no. 1. Later he provided a chilling improvisational melody on his cello as Esther Hernandez and Sammy Lee moved about the crowd as an interactive art display portraying the unseen cost of consumerism. Also accompanying the performances was a discussion on what constitutes a home. Mr. Ma spoke of music as a home. He feels as though when he is playing a piece he steps into a world of those that came and played before him. Every bright note and carrying tone is a breath expelled over the dust and cobwebs classical music has accumulated in the popular visage. He brings new life to a space with old pieces like a family builds a home from storied relationships. Whether it is music, where the family is, roommates, or just a place of uncommon comfort – the home whatever it looks like, is a crucial aspect of one’s humanity.

 Yoyo Ma as he activated IMBY.

Yoyo Ma as he activated IMBY.