Sound Scene is the Washington, D.C. region’s premier interactive sound and multi-sensory arts festival.
Sound Scene began in 2008 and is still curated by the DC Listening Lounge audio arts collective and now hosted by the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Sound Scene is an annual, free, two-day event, open to the public.
In 2019 Sound Scene broke attendance records for the Hirshhorn museum attracting more than 14,000 attendees over 2 days.
Sound Scene celebrates sound through multi-sensory art installations including sculptural, headphone-based and multi-channel interactive exhibits. Our live stage features performances of dance, music, and spoken word. Sound Scene’s small group workshops invite audiences to explore acoustics, beat-making, sound production, sonic meditation, group improvisation, and more.
Sound Scene features the creative work of artists from across the world.