Merging her practices as an electronic musician working with spatial audio and as a sound healing practitioner, C. Lavender will present a meditative sunset performance outside the Harvestworks building on Governors Island to provide listeners with a moment of tranquility during sunset. This electro-acoustic performance will feature brainwave modulating digital audio, presented in surround sound, with live gong playing. The electronic and acoustic sounds will merge to create a pallet of hypnotic and transcendent sounds while integrating with the natural sounds present outside on Governors Island. The performance will begin with a listening meditation to assist audience members in connecting with the auditory worlds of Governors Island.
Note: Chair seating will be available, but you may wish to bring a yoga mat to lie down on for the performance.
Date / Time: Saturday September 2, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
Location: Harvestworks Art and Technology Program Building 10a, Nolan Park, Governors Island
C. Lavender (Lavender Suarez) is an interdisciplinary sound artist, sound healing practitioner, and educator. Her work spans through live performance, recording, installations, compositions, videos and workshops. She creates immersive aural landscapes for listeners; experiences which are intensely physical, emotional, and ultimately cathartic. She is the author of the book Transcendent Waves: How Listening Shapes Our Creative Lives (Anthology Editions), which delves into how listening can be a powerful source of inspiration. C. Lavender has performed, lectured, and hosted workshops at MoMA, The Whitney, The Guggenheim, Hirshhorn Museum, The Rubin Museum, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Museum of the Moving Image, Fridman Gallery, Cafe Oto, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute among other venues. She has albums and recordings featured on the labels Editions Mego, Ecstatic Peace! and RVNG Intl. C. Lavender has been artist-in-residence at Pioneer Works, Harvestworks, A+E Lab (UK), and Wave Farm. www.clavender.net