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Lavender Suarez mix for “Invisible Thread”

Lavender Suarez mixtape for “Invisible Thread” at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, 2023.

This mixtape was created in February, 2023 by sound healing practitioner, artist, and educator Lavender Suarez as an alternative audio guide for the exhibition “Invisible Thread.” Musicians on the mix include Sun Ra (an Alabama-born artist), Terry Riley, and Alice Coltrane with songs that explore themes of transcendence, meditation, and spiritual connectedness that are also reflected in the exhibition.

Learn more about Lavender Suarez’s critically acclaimed book “Transcendent Waves: How Listening Shapes Our Creative Lives” (2020), about how tuning in to one’s listening skills can foster creativity and connection, on her website:

Terry Riley – Rainbow in Curved Air (excerpt)
Laraaji – I Am Sky
Alice Coltrane – Turiya
Azar Lawrence – Bridge into the New Age
Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Door of the Cosmos
Joy Harjo – Remember
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn – Sally in the Garden Medley (excerpt)
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra – Movement 6
Harold Budd – The Room of Ancillary Dreams
Penelope Trappes – Burn On
Low – Majesty/Magic

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