Rhythm and sound at Explore the Arts event Feb. 2

Published 10:27 am Friday, January 27, 2012

For its first event of 2012, the Explore the Arts series presents a performance of rhythm and sound on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC). Join River Guerguerian and John Vorus on a harmonic journey with introductions to the techniques and sounds of their respective instruments.
Percussionist River Guerguerian has been inspiring audiences with his versatile performances for more than 30 years. Whether playing with world-class symphonies or studio musicians, partnering with Grammy-award winning composers or creating dynamic plays of rhythm for his own projects, Guerguerian is known for his passionate performances.
As a studio musician, he has recorded on more than 150 albums and film soundtracks and has performed and/or recorded with such groups as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, New Music Consort, Paul Winter Consort, Chuck Berry and Ziggy Marley/Gipsy Kings.
John Vorus said he has been influenced by ancient tribal sounds and natural ambient rhythmic patterns and expresses these through his didgeridoo, the hauntingly exotic instrument of Australia’s aboriginal cultures.
For more information, call 828-859-8322 or visit www.tryonarts.org.
– article submitted by Karen Dow

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