Jack Straw and Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences (AVIA) presented an accessible youth and family art workshop with resident artist Jeff Rice  exploring the sights and sounds of Pando, the world’s largest tree.

After an audio description of Pando Suite, Rice’s New Media Gallery installation, participants explored some of the equipment used to create the sounds heard in the installation, including hydrophones and contact microphones. The workshop culminated in a recorded live performance improvised by the participants.

Listen: Pando Suite Performance


Photographs by Sherwin Eng.

This program was made possible with support from the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington State Department of Services for the Blind, and individual contributors.


Portrait of Jeff Rice

Jeff Rice

Jeff Rice is a Seattle-based journalist and sound artist with a long-standing interest in natural soundscapes. He has produced multimedia for museums, television, film, theater and the Web…