Transcendent Waves: How Listening Shapes Our Creative Live by Lavender Suarez / ISBN 9781944860363 / A small 120-page book from Anthology Editions, printed on different color papers / 4.5 x 6 inches
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 co-founder 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.
Virtually every page of this book features a concept that forces you to reconsider your approach to listening, to music and the world around you. For Suarez, listening is an active mode rather than a passive one; by focusing on it, sound can spark your imagination and kickstart your creativity. There are countless waves waiting to be caught. - Aquarium Drunkard
Lavender Suarez beautifully details the ideas behind how sound affects the world we live in. - Selective Memory Magazine