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Synesthesia is a phenomenon in which people’s experience of one sensory pathway automatically evokes the stimulation of a second. For example, someone might see the color orange, and associate it with warmth. Or see a billboard for a band on tour, and recall a popular song by that same artist. Upon learning about this fascinating characteristic of human psychology, we wanted to delve deeper into the concept of synesthesia for Hear & There’s fourth issue. And that happens to be 71% blue, we decided to call this one the Blue Issue. Blue can represent many different things - calmness, relaxation, sadness, stability, and more. Whatever blue represents to you, we hope that you FEEL it. We hope that

editor’s note

since we all come from the same beautiful floating sphere

our images and words evoke emotions deeper than the ocean and higher than the sky. In this issue, let yourself fall gently into the wonderful color that is blue.


Brooke & Lindsay


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table of contents


photography + Wo o d y G o o c h


+ wa te r c o n s e r va ti o n



editor’s note DECEMBER events music + R EG N

art / poetry + Callen Schaub + La u re n D e l i s l e

table of contents

+ Rachel Mullens

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8 Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can 35mm Screening

december events


o f c u r t u m 8 pa

Stranger Thing’s 80s Night Dance Party Los Globos



Dance Yourself Clean THE SATELLITE

Griffith Park Festival of Lights Hike

T R A c i s u 15 G m N I C 16 n a s l d a v i t s e f


Candi Pop All I Want for Christmas Edition THE SATELLITE

Long Beach Record Swap ALEX’S BAR (21+)



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music art


-REGN art


Chicago native REGN (pronounced like the 40th US president, she explains), has been making waves in the music industry with her smooth voice and dreamy


aesthetic. Just last month, she released her debut single “WATR,” which has already garnered over 72,000 streams on Spotify alone. It’s no surprise the song is lovely. REGN’s voice is pure, clean, and backed by upbeat pop breaks and vocal chops. With a stream of press coming in from NEST HQ, Saint Audio, Atwood Magazine, and more, it’s clear that REGN’s career is accelerating rapidly. Hear what she had to say in our exclusive Hear & There interview:

by brooke bierman


REGN HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SINGING FOR? I’ve been singing as long as I

could speak! When I was little, my mom would sing non-stop and of course that rubbed off on me a bit. (Story time!) When I was in the 3rd grade I was in elementary choir and I had a part in a solo to the song “Broadway Baby”. The day of our recital, the other girl backed out so, of course, I had to take the position of singing the full solo. It went pretty well because my mom told me, 10 years later, that a woman approached her that day and asked if I was her daughter. My mom proudly said yes. The lady then told her, “ I don’t have a child that goes to this school, I just heard your daughter could sing so I decided to come and hear.” And that was and still is so shocking to me. After that, I was put into vocal lessons and began taking my singing a bit more seriously! DO YOU PLAY ANY INSTRUMENTS?

I do! I learned how to play guitar about 2 years ago. When I moved to Los Angeles, I knew one person and she had a job and was also attending school and I hadn’t found a job, so I decided to start playing! I’m no genius but I can play a few basic chords and such!

people are so into the song! I wrote WATR during a really great time in my life. I was so happy and content that I had to take inspiration from a previous not-so-great relationship. It was the kind of relationship where I saw my significant other as sort of a “God figure” that I would do anything to please. It was the kind of relationship where you are uneasy of getting into because you see this person on a pedestal yet you truly don’t always know their intention. You never know if they’ll give the same effort as you, or if they’d just leave you to drown when things get hard. YOU RECENTLY MOVED TO LA. HOW HAS THAT TRANSITION BEEN? I’ve

been in LA about 2 years now and let me tell you, it is such a different place than Chicago. Comparing the two is like comparing apples to oranges, honestly. They’re both amazing cities yet so different in their own way. Moving here knowing literally only 1 person and over the course of 2 years, building such an


than I could’ve ever expected out of

BEHIND THE TRACK. Thank you so

the move! It was a hard thing to do

much! It’s still so shocking that

but dang am I glad I did it! [cont]

amazing group of friends is more



OOOO fun. I absolutely love staying at home with my cats and my roomate and just cozying up for a good film or show. I’m a homebody deep down/ But when I’m not being a lazy kid. I love going to the beach. I must have been a fish in a past life because I am obsessed with swimming, and being in any body of water. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST MOTIVATOR?

My friends, my family, and my peers. I love seeing the people in my live succeeding and being active in the industry. Watching my friends


do so well sparks a little fire in me

affect me. They all inspired me to be a better musician in certain ways, to be a better writer and just an overall better person.

that pushes me to get in the same


headspace as them. My family is

YOUR FAVORITE? Oh man, that’s

so supportive and they are always

such a hard question! I mean they’re

pushing me to do better. Whenever

all so beautiful in their own way. But

I send a demo to my mom, she

I think the most meaningful one I

has a tendency to call me withing

have is the letters A.P on my right

ten minuts with feedback and

ankle. The first boy I ever truly loved


gave it to me in the apartment


where our little story began. As ugly as it is and as ugly as a relationship

I’ve never really had a single idol,

ours developed into, I couldn’t ever

which is so strange because almost

imagine getting rid of it.

every artist I know has a band or a


themselves into their music and let it

person who influenced them to do


what they do. I think my biggest

You know it. I’m planning to go see

inspiration to be an artist was every

my family for the upcoming holiday,

single band I listened to growing

I’m always working on new music to

up. Every band that wrote songs

give the people and finally I have

that filled my heart or made it sink.

the pleasure of releasing my first EP

Every band and artist that threw

this winter! x



Callen schaub by jamie cohen


An abstract artist whose work can be easily identified with just a glance has become a rarity in today’s art scene. However, Callen Schaub has successfully attained widespread recognition for his work, in just four years in the public art world.

new things,” the artist recalls. Schaub welcomes criticism and seeks out communication with fans and critics, as well as others in the art industry, in order to inspire new work. As his reputation as a reputable up and coming artist continues to develop, his recognition has expanded outside of Canada and Los Angeles. “Paint is a way to communicate with people in other parts of the world that I haven’t been to, but my art has,” he says of his growing global success. Schaub’s widespread social media presence has welcomed both fans and critics. His most recent solo exhibition, titled ENERGY, takes inspiration from positivity expressed online, and responds artistically to the experience of receiving criticism and being “trolled”. ENERGY expresses Schaub’s emotional reaction to words—both of empowerment and of negativity— and addresses the themes he has found common in reactions to his work. x


Callen Schaub’s abstract visual art utilizes innovative ways to produce vibrant and thought- provoking contemporary works. He paints using natural forces in order to create one of a kind pieces that can never be replicated. Shaub’s unique technique of letting gravity run its course to determine where the paint organically falls on the canvas, has been his claim to fame as a creative. He describes this effect as representing “a point of time”, and suppliments gravity’s influence over the paint using spin machines, swinging troughs, and pendulums in his studio. In addition to galleries around the world, Shaub’s work can also be viewed during his live performances, in which he creates bold and colorful pieces in front of large crowds. When reflecting upon the universal fear of becoming an artist that continuously creates the same work, he referenced his use of different methods of gravity painting in each piece.” Using different shapes, like the revolving circle, is a way for me to challenge myself and keep creating


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the quiet strength of blue


lauren Delisle

It’s November and you walk towards the meeting of ocean and sky, water splashing at your feet. It’s cold, but you continue forward, willing yourself to ignore discomfort for the sake of peace. Fifteen minutes later, the cold is warm and you float on your back in lazy waves wondering at what point your body acclimated. Could you pinpoint a moment? Did your blood run a different direction? Had your muscles turned loose when they realized the cold wasn’t something to fear? It’s peculiar the way blue can be so striking at first: the cold wave that electrifies your tired body. It pulls you under, but then you encounter something else: buoyancy. Looking up at the sky, you think of all the times you’ve cuddled up to the cold, discovered solace in darkness, taken relief in the form of the oval pool in your best friend’s backyard before you were old enough to seek out a rooftop for the same hot weather luxury. We’ve all known the comfort of blue. It is the water that flows beyond us and the blood that flows within us; it is both life and the purest element that sustains it. And yet, in our lowest moments, we say we’re “feeling blue.” I’d like to know what that really means. For while blue is so full of vitality, it seems to have an unmistakable connotation of sadness. But it’s not the sort of sadness that happens in suffering. Blue isn’t a red hot coal or the char of black. It’s the sort of sad that emerges a long while after the suffering, when the pain has dulled and we are ready to let ourselves feel again. Like remembering an ache, blue becomes the coping mechanism through which we experience our darkness and the lens through which we watch movies inside our minds complete with scintillations of people we once loved. Perhaps it's an emotional reminder, but we'd be fools to move on from our past without ever looking back on what we learned from it. Feelings are their own sort of life teacher, and blue incurs a wisdom that only those brave enough to face their emotions will feel. Blue is a beautiful and quiet strength. But she is not given credit for her cathartic nature. Instead, blue get’s all the blame. It’s quite the damn shame. Blue never wanted you to know suffering. She just wanted you to acknowledge what it felt like before allowing you to float in the buoyancy of her comfort. Float for a while. Feel blue. LD


Mountains in Moonglow


I traced valleys below your shoulder blades, those hollows, hallowed gaps that lingered in the sun’s embrace. Now skin that light betrayed is freshly scorched pure scarlet, singed by sin. I know what you attempt to hide, your lies outshine the mortal veils devised to keep me in some twisted darkness. Curtains rise and dance in gentle breeze, so out light creeps. Deny all you want, but don’t dare explain. That bullshit you are always spewing sounds a lot like my fault. You, the one that feigned, will never know how quickly flames surround. I want to go climb mountains in moonglow, this pile of ash soon under crystal snow.


Rachel Mullens

Vertigo R. M. 1. You told me you felt something for me and I laughed. We’re careening through space at 67,000 miles per hour and none of us can feel it. 2. You played me your favorite record on your dad’s turntable. I took my baby cousin to the fair, rode the carousel for an hour and tried not to think of you. 3. Sometimes when we’re sitting still I think I can feel the earth spin a little faster.




Woody Gooch

Dior, Corona, Free People, Mountain Dew, Billabong, Flight Facilities, Hurley, Deus Ex Machina, Monster Energy, and SURFER Magazine are only a few of the clients 22 year old Woody Gooch has shot for in his four years as a professional photographer. This Australian living in Tokyo had a conversation with Hear & There about the art of life and surfing, as well as his life as a surfer and artist. D I D Y O U A L W AY S K N O W T H AT YO U WA N T E D T O B E A PHOTOGR APH E R? It was unintentional. I wanted to be a skater or surfer by profession. YOU ARE MOST WELL KNOWN FOR YOUR STRIKING OCEAN IMAGES AND SURF PHOTOGRAPHY, ARE YOU A SURFER YOURSELF? Of course. That’s where [my work] organically merged. Experiencing th e o c e a n b efo re b e i n g a photographer really guided the way I appreciate, understood and perceived how the ocean works. I try to strongly evoke the feeling of still being a surfer in my photography.

SINCE BOTH ARE SUCH IMPORTANT AS PEC TS O F YO U R LI F E , DO YOU FIND THE SENSATION OF SURFING AND OF CREATING ART IS COMPARABLE AT ALL? This is actually something I have realised I am noticing more and more now. I use to be so focused on [capturing images] when the conditions were good and it didn’t phase me that I wasn’t enjoying [being in the ocean] in a physical way - now it’s a little more the opposite and I find myself needing a physical feeling of enjoying the ocean rather than “working”. YOU HAVE QUITE A NUMBER OF IMPRESSIVE ACHIEVEMENTS AS A PHOTOGRAPHER. WHAT WAS THE PROCESS LIKE, GOING FROM SELF TAUGHT AMATEUR, TO ONE OF THE MOST RECOGNIZED SURF PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE WORLD? Homeschooling from a young age encouraged my particular learning process in a different direction. A certain direction that I wasn’t controlling and necessarily wasn’t sure how control. My curriculum was my camera, my time and my parents choice to let me do so. I feel like my self expectations were a little higher with having inspiration to create a mistake to learn from. The path of creating my own mistakes and instantly learning from them, which I still do, makes me hungry to create difference. This definitely plays a major role in the way people visually interporate my work.

W H AT A R E T H E F I V E M O S T IMPORTANT THINGS IN YOUR IN LIFE? My happiness, my weapon (Mamiya 7ii), family and friends (that can be one answer right?), my girlfriend, Nicole, and most of all that Big Blue Thing that we all can’t resist. HOW DO YOU MEASURE YOUR OWN SUCCESS? My hard drives. HAS THE RE BE E N A SPECIFIC POINT IN YOUR CAREER THAT YOU FEEL PARTICULARLY PROUD OF, OR MOVED BY? It’s definitely when I show my work in a special and personal manner. I have just signed to a fine art gallery in Zurich called Humo Gallery, which is where I presented my first fine art show earlier this year. The feelings and emotions this par ticular show stirred up inside of me really stopped me in my tracks and made me face my achievements and what I should be proud of. What is the strangest or most interesting thing on your bucket list? Is it strange I don’t have one? What is a life? It is a journey for you to construct yourself - for you to learn and to teach others about. But to be extremely appreciative and humble to understand that the certain people and places you choose to surround yourself with, create you and your life. x


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GO BLUE OR GO HOME by conchita widjojo

ICYMI, a recent report about the LA

River revealed entailing details about high-levels of bacteria contaminating water quality, such as fecal-bacteria. Apparently, many industries and households have been carelessly dumping their biosolids into the river, harboring enough contamination to make kayakers, swimmers, and fishermen ill. Why don’t citizens of the world care more about the quality of our waters? We cannot simply just take the extra step of knowing what to place in our blue recycling bins. We have to ensure that our trash won’t blow away in the wind and end up in the gutter. It can be argued that the best way to care for our planet in this sense is to refrain from buying plastic water bottles, plastic utensils, using straws (those pesky little devils) and replace all of these items with eco-friendly alternatives. As impossible as it seems, we can live without plastic. Purchase a reusable water bottle, use ceramic plates and metal utensils, eat IN the restaurant instead of take-away, bring reusable bags to the grocery store, and buy fresh produce instead of packaged goods— they taste better anyway! Any of these baby steps offer the framework to make our earth a greener and bluer planet. HOW CAN YOU HELP? For starters, look into Heal the Bay monthly beach cleanups – it is the on the third Saturday of every month from 10 am to noon, and it’s free! It may require a good amount of your time and energy, but it’s more fulfilling and powerful than simply donating money. Actions speak louder

than words. Organizations such as Heal the Bay even offer more extensive volunteer opportunities that are not limited to beach cleanups. To create a long-lasting positive effect on the earth and its environment does not stop there. The real change must happen within— changing the behavior and attitude of all people towards nature. While volunteering and donating money does help, making the world a cleaner place can only happen if all of us collectively value it and take the extra necessary steps to protect it. Our waste is not only toxic for our air and water quality, but also our food quality! The animal products and fresh produce we consume are all affected by our treatment of our dirt, air-quality, and waters. Sushi is very popular amongst the trendiest of people in Los Angeles, but how healthy really is the raw fish we consume when so much human-generated waste ends up in the oceans? The change begins with YOU. E d u c a te y o u r s e l f b y w a tc h i n g documentaries and keeping up to date on current news stories. A Plastic Ocean is one of my personal favorites on Netflix. It has spiked my awareness and passion for saving our waters. The internet holds the key to a vast amount of information about everything in this universe (and beyond)— take advantage of it! Living in California, we are blessed with beautiful weather and easy access to the beach, giving us more reason to get involved. It’s important not only in maintaining the aesthetics of our waters, but it also enhances our own quality of life. x



cofounders lindsay sunada, brooke bierman, julia marzovilla editor in chief lindsay sunada editors brooke bierman, jamie cohen, maddy kochenderfer words brooke bierman, conchita widjojo, lindsay sunada, jamie cohen, rachel mullens, lauren delisle layouts zoĂŤ mccrum social media avery vernon-moore photos woody gooch, teren mabry, lindsay sunada featured creatives REGN, woody gooch, callen schaub thanks Sydney Jacobs (TAG//The Artist Group)

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Hear & There - The Blue Issue  

Read our interview with photographer Woody Gooch, studio artist Callen Schaub, and original poetry by Lauren Delisle and Rachel Mullens. Als...

Hear & There - The Blue Issue  

Read our interview with photographer Woody Gooch, studio artist Callen Schaub, and original poetry by Lauren Delisle and Rachel Mullens. Als...