Upcoming Events

May 30th 2024

ASL Game Night at the Sign Language Cafe!

ASL Game Night at CymaSpace's Sign Language Cafe offers an inclusive and interactive evening of card and board games, fostering community and celebrating Deaf culture. Family friendly and free!

Previous Events

Feb 10th 2024

CymaSpace x PDX Winter Light Festival 2024

"Windows of Light" an immersive LED art installation at our forth coming Sign Language Cafe!

Aug 30th 2022

CymaSpace Open House August 2022

You are invited to our Open House and facility tour to see the progress we have made building a Disability Arts Center featuring a 3,000 sq ft multimedia workshop and interactive exhibits.

Jul 23rd 2022

ADA Anniversary Celebration

Free event to celebrate the ADA! Sign Language Puppet show in the afternoon and two headlining evening artistic performances!

Apr 20th 2022

Free Virtual Reality Sign Language Class

Did you know it's possible to learn Sign Language in Virtual Reality? This intro class is for beginners with an interest in VR technology.

Feb 4th 2022
Jan 15th 2022

CymaSpace Celebration Concert

Livestream Concert

Feb 20th 2021

Black DeafBlind History Month Celebration

Korian "Koko" Thomas will be hosting his first DeafBlind History Month Celebration on February 20th, 2021. Koko will host a panel featuring two notable Disability Advocates: Ashlea Hays and Autumn Stephens. Come join this special Zoom panel for new insights into the lifestyles of DeafBlind people of color!

Feb 29th 2020

The Ikigai Machine Experience

PICA (Portland Inst For Contemporary Arts) The Ikigai Machine Experience art installation meets live-action role-playing with a lens on disability inclusion. Myles de Bastion, artistic director and musician, whose work enables sound … Continue reading The Ikigai Machine Experience

Jan 25th 2020


IThe PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is one of Vancouver’s signature events. Produced over three weeks each January, the Festival expands the horizons of Vancouver artists and audiences with work that is … Continue reading IKIGAI MACHINE: A DISABILITY-ARTS VAUDEVILLE EXPERIENCE x PuSh Festival 2020 (Canada)

Dec 31st 2019

Let’s Party! New Years Eve Celebration


Dec 1st 2019

Multimedia Dance Workshop by 2 Deaf Feet & CymaSpace

An inclusive and interactive Dance Workshop. Fully curated in American Sign Language with 2DF Choreographer. Interactive multimedia provided by CymaSpace. ASL Interpreted.

Sep 24th 2019

Ground-breaking visual music event brings together students of all hearing abilities.

On September 24th, 2019 from 10-11am at Grout Elementary School in SE Portland, CymaSpace founder Myles de Bastion and his team of technicians will collaborate on a youth concert with the Oregon Symphony Brass Quintet. CymaSpace has developed a digital lighting and multi-media system that lets the DHH experience music visually.

Sep 12th 2019

CymaSpace x PICA TBA Festival 2019

Leading Deaf musician, artist, and advocate Myles de Bastion and their CymaSpace collaborative curate a night of experimental music and sound that centers Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing artists and audiences.

Jun 8th 2019
Jun 6th 2019

ASL Trivia Night

ASL Trivia Night comes to Portland! Proceeds to benefit CymaSpace!

Jun 1st 2019

CymaSpace at 2019 Wilsonville Festival of Arts

CymaSpace will display our sound-activated light sculptures and cymatic water images at this popular art festival.

May 29th 2019

CymaSpace Community Video Shoot

Come get involved with the CymaSpace Community Video Shoot on May 29th at Open Signal PDX 4:30pm-9:0pm. Get some experience with green screen production, food and beverages will be provided.

Nov 10th 2018

CymaSpace Has Moved – Open Studio Party

Come Help Us Celebrate Our New Space

Jul 17th 2018

Valediction – Concert in celebration of The ArtGym

Please join The Art Gym for our final event at Marylhurst University — a special performance by Like a Villain (Holland Andrews) & Myles de Bastion. Production & Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Accessibility (ASL Interpreters & CART Open Captioning) provided by CymaSpace.

Jul 5th 2018

OccupyICEPDX Make / Tech & Art / Hackathon

Makers peacefully, playfully and creatively #OccupyICEPDX to build community and solidarity through tech & art. 

Jun 16th 2018

Northwest Deaf Arts Festival 2018

For the first time in recent times, Portland Oregon will be placed on the map as a premiere destination for national and emerging local Deaf talent who will perform live on stage, backed by the latest sound visualization and tactile technologies.

Apr 22nd 2018

Paint the Portland Stag Sign With Real Lights (Fundraiser for NW Deaf Arts Festival)

Each person paints their own Portland White Stag painting with LED Lights. This is an ASL- Accessible Paint Night fundraiser for the Northwest Deaf Fest (June 2018). Canvas and all art materials provided. Taught by two Deaf artists from Swirly Hands Paint Night Events.

Sep 16th 2017

Build LED Art, a Deaf & Hearing Inclusive Education Workshop

Build LED art in a Deaf & Hearing friendly workshop, in collaboration with PDX Maker Faire & AffectConf.

Mar 6th 2017

CymaSpace Town Hall Meeting 2017

CymaSpace will be hosting a special public town hall meeting for all volunteers, staff and board members. This meeting is open to the general public and we welcome newcomers!

Dec 11th 2016

Arts and Accessibility Event: Ziplander and Savage Nightingale

Announcing the final installment in a showcase series celebrating the future of inclusive cultural events brought to you by CymaSpace. Guests will be treated to a fully accessible live performance with ASL … Continue reading Arts and Accessibility Event: Ziplander and Savage Nightingale

Sep 29th 2016

Sound Beyond the Auditory: Arts & Accessibility Event Series

Don't miss the special opening on September 29th featuring interactive installations followed by a brief presentation and performance at the Portland Art Museum.

Aug 7th 2016

Forest Veil and Indira Valey: Arts and Accessibility Event Series

A showcase series celebrating the future of inclusive cultural events, featuring Forest Veil who explores the emotional terrain of humanity and the cosmos via a mix of enchanting vocals, psychedelic guitar riffs, and enigmatic lyricism, all made accessible via ASL Interpreted performance and creative captions.

Jul 17th 2016

PAINT NIGHT (Joint fundraiser with Cascade Lake Relay)

Announcing PAINT NIGHT, an intimate fundraising event at CymaSpace. Proceeds from PAINT NITE! will benefit both CymaSpace and Cascade Lake Relay (CLR), an organization who donates proceeds to local Oregon non-profits.

Jul 10th 2016

GiddyUp: Arts & Accessibility Event Series

Multi-genre live music with ASL interpreted performance, sound-reactive visuals and tactile sound for a fully immersive and inclusive event for the Deaf and hearing.

Jun 4th 2016

Monthly ARTJAM 2016

Open to the public, ARTJAM is a community-orientated jam session that blends cutting edge art-technology with free-form creative performance and new experimental works by local community artists.

May 29th 2016

Arts & Accessibility Showcase Gala 2016

A spectacular showcase of innovations arts, accessibility & technology, in an inaugural fundraiser celebration on behalf of CymaSpace, and you’re invited!

Apr 10th 2016

Volunteer Brunch Sundays

Let us treat you to brunch in return for your volunteer time and skills, yes it's CymaSpace 'Volunteer Brunch Sundays'!

Apr 2nd 2016

Interdimensional Narrative Sculptures (Free Make+Think+Code Mythos Challenge Jam at PNCA)

In partnership with Mythos Challenge; A four-hour STEAM-based educational workshop for young people ages 8-18, covering projection mapping and visual image making topics. Hosted by Pacific Northwest College of Art. ASL Interpreters provided.

Apr 1st 2016

CymaSpace at First Friday, Art Haus

The Lofts Gallery: Misled Bayonets – Multi-sensory performing art experience CymaSpace – Modular Cymatic Triangles & Pipes   6:30pm – Set I by the artist; Misled Bayonets (Myles de Bastion) 7:30pm – Q&A With … Continue reading CymaSpace at First Friday, Art Haus

Dec 8th 2015

Monthly Maker Meetup

Productive and quiet "MAKER" session for DIY and MAKER enthusiasts to work on projects in a collaborative environment brought to you in collaboration with Cacophonous Creations

Dec 6th 2015

Cymatic Jam Session

Open to the public, this community-orientated jam session blends cutting edge Cymatic visualizations with free-form musicianship, stop by on the first Sunday of the Month to join in or just watch!

Oct 27th 2015

Music + Tech + Accessibility = Love (eBay Tech Tuesday Meetup)

Join CymaSpace & eBay PDX for a multi-sensory talk and showcase of the exciting work that CymaSpace has been doing to make performing arts more accessible by incorporating technology, cymatics and the … Continue reading Music + Tech + Accessibility = Love (eBay Tech Tuesday Meetup)

Oct 4th 2015

2DF Dance Workshops 2015

American Sign Language (ASL) incorporated with classic Broadway Jazz dance techniques. All levels of ASL & dance welcome!

Sep 20th 2015

CymaSpace @ DeafFest II

That’s right! CymaSpace is coming to DeafFest again this year!! Come join the fun and see our latest installations. For more information check it out below!! Each year we celebrate prior to … Continue reading CymaSpace @ DeafFest II

Sep 12th 2015

CymaSpace at Portland Mini Maker Faire

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Aug 8th 2015

Ping Pong Tournament / First Ever Fundraiser!

CymaSpace's first ever fundraiser event in the fun form of a Ping Pong Tournament.

May 24th 2015

Record Release / CX Fundraiser

Cymaspace is at it again with a new project dubbed "The Cymatic Experience". The goal of CX is to capture live performances from local artists incorporating sound-reactive (Cymatic) art into their music videos.

Mar 22nd 2015

March CymaSpace Volunteer Orientation

Orientation session for volunteers and interested members of the public to come and learn more about CymaSpace and current on-going projects to get involved in.

Mar 14th 2015

Record Listening Party!

Come out to our Record Listening Party at CymaSpace, which means we will not only be listening to these records but also WATCHING them through Cymatic technology!!

Feb 27th 2015

Taste of Technology 2015

Public tradeshow exhibit featuring new brands of technology for people with disabilities.

Sep 26th 2014

Eden Come & Air On Ghost Radio

Warning: This show may contain some graphic content and dark, adult themes $5 Suggested Donation Eden Come (image above right) is an avante mod psychedelic post-punk gothabilly rock band about the genesis of … Continue reading Eden Come & Air On Ghost Radio

Sep 12th 2014

Cymatic Series: Sensory Immersion (with Coloring Electric Like & Misled Bayonets)

Cymatic Summer Event Series Continues two acts that excel at sonic immersion and this event at CymaSpace spans two consecutive evenings, plenty of chance to attend one or both shows! September 12th & … Continue reading Cymatic Series: Sensory Immersion (with Coloring Electric Like & Misled Bayonets)

Aug 23rd 2014

Volt Divers Modular Synth Collective (Feat. Todd Barton + Eden Mononym)

Volt Divers special CYMASPACE show 8-23 7PM – Feat Todd Barton+Eden Mononym; performers who are traveling to PDX just to perform for us: Eden Mononym from Buchla, and Todd Barton! 7 acts … Continue reading Volt Divers Modular Synth Collective (Feat. Todd Barton + Eden Mononym)

Aug 9th 2014

SSBT (Austin Based Free Jazz) 2014 Summer Tour w/ It’s OK, Girl 8/9/14

Event Details Doors at 7pm. Music at 8pm. CymaSpace $5 Suggested Donation (help support the artists on their Summer Tour).   SSBT An Austin-based electro-acoustic trio razing notions of volume, tempo, and … Continue reading SSBT (Austin Based Free Jazz) 2014 Summer Tour w/ It’s OK, Girl 8/9/14

Aug 3rd 2014

Battery Powered Music open mixer at Cymaspace

THE SYNESTHESIA SESSIONS Meet n greet, nerd on gear and participate in some epic structured improvisations (jams). This isn’t a show, this is a gathering of makers to experiment with collaboration, restraint, … Continue reading Battery Powered Music open mixer at Cymaspace

Jul 12th 2014

Kaylee Rob

Suggested Donation: $5 One of the best releases to come out of Portland last year was Electric iLL’sTwisted Light EP, a concise and enjoyable set of future-retro electro-soul that mostly flew under the radar. … Continue reading Kaylee Rob

Jun 27th 2014


GAEA Soul, a Portland cello & vocal duet accompanied by dance, sound-reactive lighting, art projection & thematic juice tasting. Cymatic Summer Events Series #1 When: Friday, June 27th 2014 7-10pm  Where: CymaSpace … Continue reading GAEA Soul

Jun 13th 2014

Sam Densmore & Curtis Irie – Quit Work Make Music CD Release Party

Suggested Donation $15 During the summer of 2013, on a lark, Portland, OR based songwriters Sam Densmore (Silverhawk) and Curtis Irie (Irie Idea) embarked on an 18 date tour of south central Alaska — … Continue reading Sam Densmore & Curtis Irie – Quit Work Make Music CD Release Party

Apr 12th 2014

Clarke and the Himselfs & Land of the Living

Land of the Living amp at #CymaSpace pop up show #pdxmusic #buslife #sgcbus #amp #popupshow A photo posted by Heather Hanson (@sgcbus) on Apr 17, 2014 at 9:55am PDT Clarke and the … Continue reading Clarke and the Himselfs & Land of the Living

Mar 26th 2014

VINYETTE (a NYC rock quartet) @ CymaSpace

A feast for the senses, CYMASPACE warmly welcomed NYC-Based rock 4-piece VINYETTE during their first national tour to perform their high energy set in tandem with the in-house art installations. A warm-up … Continue reading VINYETTE (a NYC rock quartet) @ CymaSpace

Aug 10th 2013

Battery Powered Orchestra Workshop 2013

BPOW!!! Battery Powered Orchestra Workshop – Aug 10-11, 2013 from Molecule Synth on Vimeo. The First Annual Interactive Electronic Arts Festival in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the art of salvaged sound. Encompassing … Continue reading Battery Powered Orchestra Workshop 2013

Aug 9th 2013

IF NOT FOR KIDNAP Poetry Reading

Musical Speakeasy featuring LARA GLENUM, HAJARA QUINN with live music + belly-dancing.

May 4th 2013

Child Children & A Happy Death

Local Portland rock talent Child Children & A Happy Death rocked minds and hearts alike.

Jan 1st 1970

CymaSpace at Echo Theater Dance Company

CymaSpace is at Echo Theater Company (Jan 25-Feb 3) providing a multi-sensory theatrical experience for both Deaf & Hearing.

What is CymaSpace?

  • Accessibility & Inclusion

    CymaSpace is a leading advocate for accessibility and inclusion within performing arts, cultural events, and media broadcasting for DHH people. We are constantly striving to find new ways to ensure our venue and events are inclusive, especially to DHH  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).