Imagine if you will a door, adorned with a Fela Kuti poster, to the side of a used book and record store. Beyond the door is another dimension—a liminal zone between shadow and substance, music and performance art, laughter and tears, performer and audience.
Our story takes place in the present, on a Saturday night, 9 o’clock sharp. Enter two performers, the first: C. Lavender. Home: Hudson Valley, NY. The second: Headband, AKA Duncan Moore. Home: Baltimore, MD. Two strangers meeting at the corner of Dream and Reality, brought together as mysteriously as two leaves in the wind—a wind that’s always blowing in THE RED ROOM.
Doors at 8:30, show at 9
C. Lavender presents “a performance piece engaging the audience to explore sound at deeply physical and emotional levels as a way to mend their relationship to stress and physical pain. The piece features Lavender employing specialized software to create tones which trigger a ‘frequency following’ response in the brain, subtly modifying brainwave patterns between alert and meditative states. Within this dynamic sonic condition, the audience is given projected cues to explore the sounds they are hearing through gentle movement and breathing guidance.”
C. Lavender is a Hudson Valley, New York based sound artist, educator, and healer whose work spans through live performance, recording, installations 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.”
The Red Room at
Normals Books and Records
425 E. 31st Street
Baltimore, MD 21218