I’ve been poring over the work of Christine Sun Kim, who works with sound as a symbol and subject, but often without using it as a medium. Her drawings especially are a lovely and evocative examination of assumptions we have about things like music and notation.

I’d hazard a guess that her approach is so visual because Kim is deaf.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt9oVNBuG80&t=5s

Oh, also I live in Portland, Oregon, now.