C. Lavender Sound Artist, Sound Healing Practitioner & Educator Brooklyn, NY
Selected Live Performances MoMA| NYC | 2019 The Guggenheim| NYC | 2019 Hirshhorn Museum | Washington D.C. | 2019 The New School | NYC | 2019 Issue Project Room | NYC | 2018, 2012, 2011 Fridman Gallery | NYC | 2019, 2017 Basilica Soundscape Festival | Hudson, NY | 2016, 2012 MoMA PS 1 | NYC | 2015 Roulette Mixology Festival | NYC | 2014 Ende Tymes Festival | NYC | 2019, 2014, 2012 The Stone | NYC | 2012 Triple Canopy | NYC | 2010
Teaching & Lectures "Meditation for Creative Expression" Free workshop series exploring sound healing, meditation & art therapy | Brooklyn Public Library | NYC | 2020 “Found Sound: Field Recording Workshop” Lecture & performance about the history and creative use of field recordings | MoMA | NYC | 2019 “Sonic Meditation: Pulse Index” Lecture & performance in Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s “Pulse” Installation | Hirshhorn Museum | Washington DC | 2019 “Meditating with Sound” The Neuroscience of Brainwave Entrainment ThroughSounds | Rubin Museum | NYC | 2018, 2017 “Deep Listening & The Physical Properties of Sound” | Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | Troy, NY | 2019, 2018, 2017 “Listening in The Leaves” Noise Pollution Awareness and Finding Sound Sanctuaries in NYC | Brooklyn Botanic Garden | NYC | 2016 “All Ears” Ten Week/50-Hour Class About The Scientific & Creative Aspects of Sound for Children | Kites Nest | Hudson, NY | 2016 “The Therapeutic Outcomes of The Interviewing Process” | Oral History Summer School | Hudson, NY | 2015 “Introduction to Brainwave Entrainment Audio” | MoMA PS 1 | NYC | 2015 “Harmonious Ambience & Chaotic Noise” The Sounds of Outer Space: From Sci-Fi Film Soundtracks to Shuttle Recordings | Deep Listening Art/Science Conference | EMPAC | Troy, NY | 2014
Installations & Commissions "Terraforming a Sanctuary" 4-channel audio installation in the fern room at The Lincoln Park Conservatory| Experimental Sound Studio "Florasonic" Commission | Chicago, IL | 2019 "Macrophagic Notturno" Sound art sculpture | "ARTSCIENCE"| Park Place Gallery | Brooklyn, NY | 2019 "Sagittal Plane Interference" Audio Installation| “Take Care,”| Gas Gallery | Los Angeles, CA | 2018 “Machines Running/Roving Harmonica” Audio installation and performance| CR 10 Gallery | Livingston, NY | 2014 “Pipe Dreams” Performance on welded sculpture | Gaga Arts Center | Garnerville, NY | 2011 “The 12 Step Program” A/V audio installation | Azarian McCullough Art Gallery | Sparkill, NY | 2010
Residencies Pioneer Works | NYC | 2020 Kurimanzutto Gallery + Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | NYC | 2019 | Composing for & performing with sound artist Tarek Atoui’s “Organ Within” expanded instrument Wave Farm | Acra, NY | 2016 | “Circadian Rhythm Radio” Original radio programs responding to the sleep/wake cycle
Selected Recordings Myth of Equilibrium | Editions Mego | May 15, 2020 Vanishing Light | Hot Releases | 2017 Serpentine Fever Dream| Primitive Languages | 2017 Peaceful Protest LGBTQ Benefit Compilation | RVNG Intl | 2017 Fortitude in Wintarmanoth | Ecstatic Peace! | 2013 Ladyz in Noyz Compilation | Spleencoffin Records | 2008
Professional Owner/operator of a therapeutic sound healing business which assists individuals and groups for various mental and physical conditions since 2014.
Publications Transcendent Waves | In Progress | Anthology Editions | Late winter 2020 “Bucolic Crypt” | Leather-bound art & poetry chapbook | Spectral Evidence | 2018
Education St. Thomas Aquinas College | B.S. Psychology, minor art therapy | 2010
Biography 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, videos, compositions and workshops. She seeks to create an immersive aural landscape for the listener, an experience which is intensely physical, emotional and ultimately cathartic as noted in a performance review from the Village Voice; "downright iconic, charged with meaning and transgression." C. Lavender has performed, lectured and hosted workshops at MoMA, The Guggenheim, Hirshhorn Museum, Issue Project Room, The Rubin Museum, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Fridman Gallery, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute among other venues. She studied Deep Listening with its founder Pauline Oliveros while volunteering at The Deep Listening Institute. In 2016 she created the full curriculum and was lead teacher for a ten-week/fifty hour class for children called "All Ears" about the science of sound. C. Lavender received the "Florasonic" sound art commission from Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago, IL and is a 2020 Pioneer Works music artist resident. C. Lavender has albums and recordings featured on the labels Editions Mego, Ecstatic Peace!, RVNG Intl, Primitive Languages, and Hot Releases.