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River Guerguerian

in Asheville

On Listening

PRESENTED ON JUL 31, 2015
IN ASHEVILLE @ VOL 8

What does it mean to listen -- physically, emotionally, spiritually? How does sound enrich our lives or distract us from it?

Multi-percussionist, composer and educator River Guerguerian took the audience at PechaKucha Night Asheville: "The Art of Science" on a sonic journey toward greater awareness of the significance of sound in our lives and of the power of listening.

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