Mission

CymaSpace is a non-profit performance venue & technology incubator in Portland, Oregon.

At CymaSpace, we present live performing arts events enhanced by specialized equipment and installations which translate audio information into sight (light) and touch (vibration).

Cymatics is the science of wave phenomena (especially sound wave phenomena) and their visual and tactile representations.

CymaSpace facilitates research and development of new and emerging cymatic technology, hosting workshops and forums, and supporting an in-house team of tech innovators.

Our mission is to make the performing arts more accessible and inclusive to Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities by supporting the development of projects utilizing cymatic technology and presenting these works in live performance.

We believe that when we, as artists, engage more of the senses, our work is not only more accessible and inclusive, but also more engaging and exciting to you, our audience.

Come to CymaSpace and see a show; you’ll experience the arts in an entirely new way.

What is CymaSpace?

  • Accessibility & Inclusion

    We are a leading advocate for accessibility and inclusion within the performing arts. We are constantly striving to find new ways to ensure our venue and events are inclusive, especially to Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing communities.

  • Technology & Arts Incubator

    We provide incubator services for new fledgling organizations and communities that are exploring emerging concepts in combining technology and the arts.

  • Education & Outreach

    We provide educational opportunities for artists, the general public and other performance venues interested in incorporating our unique, cymatic concepts into their work.

  • Cymatic Study

    CymaSpace is an epicenter for Cymatic study and we are committed to raising awareness of and promoting the benefits of Cymatics (the science and study of sound made visible).