For many, music is a unifier—an art form that brings people together and allows us to connect over shared emotions. But what if you couldn’t hear the lyrics or rhythms that add meaning to our lives? Enter Myles de Bastion and his Audiolux visualization system. Though he now identifies as Deaf, the Portland-based artist and musician never lost his love of music. Combining his interest in sound, visual arts and technology, de Bastion created a system to share music with both Deaf and hearing audiences alike. In the process, he formed an entirely new method of communication and self-expression that hearing and non-hearing communities can appreciate together.
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