C. Lavender is a Brooklyn, New York based multi-disciplinary sound artist, sound healing practitioner and educator whose work spans through live performance, recording, installations, compositions, videos and workshops. C. Lavender has performed, lectured and hosted workshops at MoMA, The Whitney, The Guggenheim, Hirshhorn Museum, Issue Project Room, The Rubin Museum, The Brooklyn Public Library, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Museum of Moving Image, Fridman Gallery, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, among other venues. C. Lavender has albums and recordings featured on the labels Editions Mego, Ecstatic Peace!, and RVNG Intl. She is a 2020 Pioneer Works Musician-in-Residence and Harvestworks Technology Immersion Program Scholar. Her debut book Transcendent Waves: How Listening Shapes Our Creative Lives was published by Anthology Editions in December 2020.
Sound exists as vibration, a constant movement within a space. The sensation of momentum, traveling, and listening to scenes as they cross the landscape can instil brief moments of insights and intrigue. This experience exists as perhaps one of the most dynamic listening spaces. Transient Seclusion incorporates vignettes, like that of a film soundtrack, to instil a sense of movement in the listener who is most likely listening from a place of stillness. Featuring binaural field recordings from the realm of transportation, taken as an auditory witness, rather than a participant.
This past year I wrote a book, Transcendent Waves: How Listening Shapes Our Creative Lives, which is about how listening internally and externally can inform our creative processes, in any form of making and doing that we take on, not just those typically associated with listening. The preface states “You are a conduit at the centre of the infinite world of sound. By taking the time to listen intentionally, you become a more thoughtful participant in your life”.