The image is a composite of four photos. The top left image shows a little girl sitting on the floor. She has light brown hair and a pink t-shirt talking into a child's microphone toy and beside her is a 30-ish yr old white man also talking into another brightly colored child's microphone. The top right image shows a middle aged woman wearing a skirt and black shirt and a 20-something woman wearhing a blue and white dress. Both women have wavy brown hair and are leaning over a wooden board with a movable device sliding to the right. The bottom left images shows three to four people all wearing white paper masks (which obscure their eyes). They have black headphones on and are facing different directions in a museum. The bottom right image shows a 20-something woman high-fiving a young boy as he looks down at a collection of vegetables with wires coming out of them.
Sound Scene 2018

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.