Lavender Suarez and Brandon Stosuy on Creativity

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Join sound healing practitioner, artist, and Resident Alumni Lavender Suarez, author of Transcendent Waves: How Listening Shapes Our Creative Lives, in conversation with writer and curator Brandon Stosuy, author of Make Time for Creativity: Finding Space for Your Most Meaningful Work (A Self-Guide and Tool Kit), about their respective new books on making space for creativity and unlocking moments of creative spark.

Transcendent Waves and Make Time for Creativity are now available to order in our online store.

Lavender Suarez is a sound healing practitioner, artist, and educator. Lavender regularly facilitates meditation workshops and has been a featured presenter at The Whitney, The Rubin Museum, MoMA, Hirshhorn Museum (Washington D.C.), The Brooklyn Public Library, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Lincoln Park Conservatory (Chicago, IL), and Wanderlust Yoga Festival. Lavender’s book Transcendent Waves: How Listening Shapes Our Creative Lives about how tuning in to one’s listening skills can foster creativity was published by Anthology Editions. She performs and records music as C. Lavender. To learn more, visit

Brandon Stosuy is the cofounder and editor in chief at The Creative Independent, the cofounder of the annual Basilica Soundscape festival in Hudson, NY, the cofounder of Zone 6 Artist Management and Gallery, and has been a music curator at the Broad Museum in Los Angeles and at MoMA PS1 in New York City. He is the author of two children’s books, Music Is and We Are Music (both out on Simon & Schuster), along with a three-volume journal/memoir series, the first of which was published by Abrams in September 2020. The second book in the series, Stay Inspired, is out in May 2021, also by Abrams.

The Pioneer Works Broadcast is supported in part by Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process of science, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Program in Public Understanding of Science and Technology, bridging the two cultures of science and the arts.