SOUND SCENE 2019: AMPLIFY
An Interactive Audio Art "Happening" for all ages.
June 29-30th 2019
Presented By DC Listening Lounge
Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Featuring local, national and international artists!
Liberate sound from rock, water, and throat
Join small group workshops to build, deconstruct and get down to new sounds
Explore interactive sound art installations
Enjoy 2 days of live dance and musical performances, participatory sonic meditations and more
Listen with your ears and compose with your fingerprints
Submit YOUR Proposal for 2019 Here
Proposals Accepted until Jan 15th, 2019
Now in it's 12th year, Sound Scene features sonic surprises and thought provoking listening opportunities produced by DC-based artists as well as national and international contributors. Past Sound Scene's have featured audio art from Michigan, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Spain, India, Armenia, South Korea, Germany, and elsewhere.
Live performances from Layne Garrett, David Schulman, Pan Lara, members of the National Symphony Orchestra, dance ensemble Errant Movement and others.
Live broadcasts courtesy of WPFW.
2018 Small group workshops (all first come, first served) included:
Deep Listening: A guided sonic meditation inspired by Pauline Oliveros.
Perform the Building: An architectural listening walk with international guest artist Sam Auinger.
Sample DJ : A demo and hands-on opportunity to sample and construct your own tunes, with Sonia Herrero.
Your DC Oral History: Enrich the cultural heritage of our city by contributing a story of your own or an interview of a neighbor or friend. Audio links available after the event.
Hand Games Project: Join OnRaé LaTeal from the Hirshhorn ArtLab for an interactive audio workshop where participants remember childhood hand games and remix the sounds and stories into hip-hop songs. Girls and women-identified participants of all-ages welcome.
Mini Listening Lounge: Grab a seat and join members of the DC Listening Lounge audio collective for a faciliated listening session of diverse audio, including: found sound, original music, oral history, video sound and narrative. Feel free to bring a sound to share!
Sound Scene is curated and produced by the DC Listening Lounge with the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden with support from the Goethe-Institut Washington and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Sound Scene 2018 was supported in part, by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.