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Heather Bentley: Music As A Sound Sauna

Jeremy Richards

Music today is so accessible and omnipresent that it's easy to let it just flow right past you. Local violist Heather Bentley says she sometimes listens to music this way, half listening while she makes lunch for her son or scrolls through Facebook. But she says the most rewarding experience from music comes when she is either in a concert hall or sitting at home with headphones, immersed in the composition and giving in to the moment. She recommends pieces by two contemporary composers that inspire her to listen closely. Heather Bentley speaks with KUOW's Jeremy Richards.

Segment Music: "Jerusalem" from "Tenebrae" by Osvaldo Golijov and "In The White Silence: Letter N" by John Luther Adams.

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