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Object Stories: Sound Beyond the Auditory

There is a whole other world of sound to explore beyond auditory phenomena.

Objects in this exhibition are experiments in cymatics, the process of making sound visible and tactile. From the mechanically simple to the electronically complex, each shares a different approach.  The objects were composed and fabricated by members of CymaSpace, a Portland nonprofit founded by a collective of artists and technologists who are deaf or hard of hearing. CymaSpace introduces the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Hearing communities to new sound experiences through cymatics, so that music can be savored and made by more people.

This exhibition was developed in partnership with CymaSpace. For more information on their programs or how to volunteer visit

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