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Valediction

Like a Villain (Holland Andrews)
in partnership with Cymaspace

Doors open at 7:30 pm

Please join The Art Gym for our final event at Marylhurst University — a special performance by Like a Villain (Holland Andrews). In collaboration with Cymaspace, a Portland nonprofit headed by musician Myles de Bastion, Andrews will highlight the unique acoustics of an empty Art Gym through improvisational sound and voice work. The performance, “Valediction,” will be the final gesture within this historic architectural space in gratitude for 38 years of exhibition, performance, and regional artist support.


Holland Andrews
is an American extended technique vocalist, composer and performer who works across Europe and the United States. Andrews is a musician who combines influences from contemporary opera, musical theater and experimental genres such as ambient and noise music. Andrews also performs under the stage name Like a Villain.

Andrews has a focus on doing collaborations for dance, theater and film, in addition to composing solo work. Their vocal style is known to traverse a vast terrain of textures ranging from opera to distorted vocalizations. Their composition style is marked by the multitude of dense vocal layers and textures used to weave together a sprawling emotional tapestry to command space for both dissonance and intimacy. Through collaborations they have received accolades from the New York Times, Le Monde and La Republica, and they continue to tour different festivals worldwide. Holland Andrews is based in Portland, Ore.


Myles de Bastion,
 artistic director, musician and creative-altruist, develops technology and art installations that enables sound to be experienced as light and vibration. His work has appeared in the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, Portland Art Museum and on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! Show. He has built large-scale installations for music festivals and Grammy-award winning jazz artist Esperanza Spalding.

A dual citizen of the UK and the United States, Myles grew up in England where he obtained a BA from University of Teesside (UK), where he focused on computer science & animation and was the chairman of the Musician’s Society for two years.

He has taught at Austine School for the Deaf (VT) and at the world’s first Deaf Music Camp (MI), where he developed the curriculum and was responsible for the music and sound program.

In 2012, Myles moved to Portland, Ore., and founded CymaSpace, a nonprofit that facilitates arts and cultural events that are inclusive of the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Through this work, Myles further develops his technological artistic works that translate sound into visual mediums. In 2015, Myles took his concepts into the commercial sector and founded Audiolux Devices, a technology company that now produces professional products featuring the synergy of light and sound.

Myles continues to live in Portland with his partner Kimberly and CODA daughters Zebra and Juniper.


This final event is possible thanks to the numerous donors that contributed to The Art Gym’s APPF (Art Production and Publication Fund).