Our Team


Myles de Bastion is the Founder and Board President of CymaSpace. Myles is a hardware/software designer, conceptual artist & musician who is dedicated to making performance arts more accessible by augmenting traditional performance mediums with interactive multi­-sensory technologies.

Myles is profoundly deaf yet spends much of his time immersed in music and the music world. A dual citizen of the UK and the United States, Myles grew up in England where he obtained a BA from University of Teesside (UK), focusing on computer science & animation and was the chairman of the Musician’s Society for two years. He has taught at Vermont School for
the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (Brattleboro, VT) and at the worlds first Deaf Music Camp (Detroit, MI), where he developed the curriculum and was responsible for the music and sound program and making it more accessible to both deaf adults & children.

A self-professed, technophile, and audiophile, Myles is now based in Portland, OR where he founded CymaSpace, a non­profit venue where he continues to develop custom technologies & interactive installations
with the intent to bring together artists & communities of wildly different backgrounds.


Kimberly Wohlsein is a member of the Board.  Kim was raised in Washougal, WA and dabbled in various educational paths before taking American Sign Language (ASL) for two years at Portland Community College (PCC). At PCC, she enrolled in the Interpreter Training Program (ITP) for two years. She is a volunteer ASL interpreter at CymaSpace and an advocate to the Deaf community. She is a co-founder of Deaf-Allies Events Facebook page and had been an active member of another non profit, Deaf and Hearing Out Reach (DHOR) for two years. Kim also founded a Life Coaching business called This Natural Glow.


Derek Trost is the Secretary of CymaSpace. Derek is an architectural and acoustical designer with a degree in architecure from University of Oregon. He has his own small-scale commercial and residential design and construction firm and specializes in acoustical consultation for recording studios and live performance venues. He also is trained in Industrial design including the use of CNC machined wood and metal retail products. Derek is also a passionate musician and composer and has worked on various creative and commercial music projects for a variety of artists and labels.

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 Kimberly Jack is the Treasurer and a member of the Board.

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Mandy Hays is the Director of Outreach and a member of the Board.

 

Scott Selby is the Stage Manager at CymaSpace and a menber of the Board. Scott was born profoundly deaf and was raised in California. He uses American Sign Language to communicate with others.  He is the founder and choreographer of 2 Deaf Feet Dance Collective which meets and performs at CymaSpace.

     He has earned credit by his many hours performing and choreographing for community colleges and at performing arts venues. In his early teens, he learned how to dance from attending dance studios nearby where he lived in California. He has been enriching his dance skills by attending dance workshops that have been held by professional choreographers. Scott has studied Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary and Tap. He has also studied Stage/Lighting Design and Theatre Arts at Portland Community College to broaden his dance related career opportunities. He loves to cook, ride his bicycle and hike in nature.

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Charles Kemp is a volunteer at CymaSpace. Charles is a Musician, Singer, Songwriter, and plays guitar and piano. He loves to share new music with people and he communicates with English, ASL, and Irish. Born in Portland, Oregon and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area he attended youth choir and bell choir at church as a child and participated in chorus groups at school. He learned to finger-spell in middle school. He returned to Portland after high school. Charles enjoyed karaoke, writing music, and acting in community theatre in his 20’s and started learning American Sign Language at the age of 24. He learned to play the guitar in his early 30’s and started performing his own music for family and friends. He performed at his first open-mic event in 2012. Charles recorded his first CD in 2013.  Charles met Myles De Bastion, founder of CymaSpace in March 2014, and started volunteering at CymaSpace. He performed at CymaSpace for the first time at a fundraiser in the Summer of 2014.

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Tim Gorbunov is the resident Electronics Engineer at CymaSpace.

 

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Eric Buchner is the Vice President of the Board and resident Cymatics consultant.

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).