Sound Beyond the Auditory: Arts & Accessibility Event Series
Announcing the second installment in a showcase series celebrating the future of inclusive cultural events brought to you by CymaSpace: www.cymaspace.org/events
Object Orientated Stories Exhibit at Portland Art Museum
Opens Sep 29th 2016!
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205 Sep 29th until Dec 31st 2016
Coming to Portland Art Museum, a special curated exhibit featuring the history and chronology of CymaSpace‘s quest to See Sound. Art Technology projects from the very beginning of CymaSpace‘s storied history will be on display in the Object Orientated Stories exhibit hall. Don’t miss the special opening on September 29th featuring interactive installations followed by a brief presentation and performance.
Come out to the Visualizing Sound room at the Portland Art Museum!!
September 29th 2016
Portland Art Museum
Performance by Will Dudley 6:30-7:30pm
THE FEATURED ARTIST
Will Dudley was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He began studying blues and jazz guitar as a teenager, and discovered the kora in college, at the Ohio State University. After studying under ethnomusicologist Ryan Skinner, he headed for greener pastures in Portland, Oregon.
Will spent the winter of 2014 in West Africa, studying the kora. He was honored and thrilled to share this wonderful music with the Portland community!
The kora is a 21-stringed harp, played by the Mande people of West Africa. Its players descend from a lineage of jeli families, who act as historians, storytellers and spiritual leaders within their communities.
The instrument is built from a large calabash gourd, cut in half and covered with cow hide. This body serves as a resonator, from which a long hardwood neck and free-standing bridge extend. The strings are traditionally made of fishing line.
The kamele ngoni is built in a similar fashion, but uses a 5-note (pentatonic) scale, on 12 strings. It is played primarily in the Wassoulou regions of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Guinea.
ASL interpreters will be provided.
SAVE THE DATE!
Thursday, Sept 29th 2016 from 6:30-7:30pm.
SPONSORS This event is made possible in part thanks to the support of the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) & Oregon Cultural Trust.
Interested in the benefits of being a sponsor? Please contact us directly:
Inquiries about this event and reservation requests can be directed to: | 971 319-4954 | 931 SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97214.
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.
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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.
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).