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Today on SP Radio: “To Hear and to See: Expressions of Local Music”

Today on SP Radio: Music is much more than sound — there’s the visual aspect as well. That’s the inspiration behind artist Jason Michael Bentley’s upcoming exhibition, “To Hear and to See: Expressions of Local Music,” opening September 14 at the Independent Media Center. His paintings aim to offer a different view of musicians and of music than what you would normally get from liner notes and promo sheets. Rather, they share and translate some of the intimacy of the creative process of local music through a different medium.

On the show, we’ll chat with him about how he came up with the idea for this exhibition, some of his favorite and inspiring local artists, and if it’s easier to paint with a local soundtrack.

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