Sound Scene: Mapping Memory is a FREE and INTERACTIVE audio art "happening," for all ages. July 7th and 8th, 10am-5pm at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Please Register Free Here.
Sound Scene is curated and produced by the DC Listening Lounge and the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden with support from the Goethe-Institut Washington and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. This project is supported in part, by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Come rest in a dream tent, hold sound in your hands and listen through your fingertips and build your own wind chime. Take a guided audio architectural tour, practice mixing samples into a live DJ set, and transform words from speech, to text, to dance.
Now in it's 11th year, Sound Scene will feature sonic surprises and thought provoking listening opportunities produced by DC-based artists as well as works from artists from Spain, India, Armenia, Germany, New York, Michigan and elsewhere.
Live performances from Layne Garrett, David Schulman, members of the National Symphony Orchestra and dance ensemble, Errant Movement. A full schedule of live performances is available online and on location.
Small group workshops (all first come, first served) will include:
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!