Transcendent Waves: How Listening Shapes Our Creative LivesDecember 15, 2020 Anthology Editions
How can thoughtfully and intentionally listening to our world inspire our creative practices? What insights can we gain when we delve into the immersive world of sound, which permeates our every moment? In Transcendent Waves, sound healing practitioner, meditation teacher, and artist Lavender Suarez outlines how listening can unlock moments of creative spark, self-awareness, and mindfulness in a work that is equal parts how-to guide and contemplative artist’s workbook. Suarez’s illustrated meditations combine the open-ended freedom of Yoko Ono’s Grapefruit with the profound psychological insights of Oliver Sacks to offer a modern take on the impact of listening in a world that gets louder every day. Featuring an introduction by Bibbe Hansen—artist, Warhol star, and daughter of Fluxus cofounder Al Hansen—Transcendent Waves compiles scientific evidence, anecdotes, and thoughtful prompts for readers to manifest a sense of wonderment and appreciation for the intricacies of listening and the new perspectives it can bring to our daily creative worlds.
Lavender Suarez is a sound healing practitioner, meditation teacher, musician, and artist. She has hosted workshops and performed at numerous museums and artistic institutes including MoMA, the Guggenheim, the Whitney, the Hirshhorn Museum, and the Rubin Museum of Art, providing educational and meditative listening experiences. She performs and releases music under the name C. Lavender. Transcendent Waves is her first book.
From November 17th to December 14th, all copies of Transcendent Waves pre-ordered directly through our web store will include a free download of an uplifting meditative sound bath audio recording by Suarez. The twelve-minute recording features hypnotic gong playing that slowly ascends into a lush synthesizer soundscape. The track also includes her reading selections from the “Sonic Inquiry” pages of the book—questions meant to provoke examination and inspiration in one’s relationship to sound and listening.
*MP3 is included with all books that are pre-ordered, and will be delivered/available on release day. After release day, the file will no longer be offered to people that purchase Lavender books on either of our sites.
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