Peace Through Music: Accessing the Heart

Broadcast on August 12, 2014
With Matt Venuti

Matt Venuti is a world-class musician who takes his audiences on a melodic and rhythmic journey while singing songs that “open the heart, quiet the mind and touch the soul." He will share the influence behind his work and how music creates an opening or portal to the heart.

Matt Venuti

Composer/performer and musical shaman
Composer, performer and masterful instrumentalist Matt Venuti tours 9 months out of the year singing his original compositions while accompanying himself on the Swiss-made Hang and Gubal; innovative new instruments made famous through the internet but extremely rare to encounter live. The sounds from these instruments have the potential to impart a powerful and positive effect on the listener, and Matt is a gifted player who takes his audiences on a melodic and rhythmic journey while singing songs that “open the heart, quiet the mind, and touch the soul”. It’s a magical experience that is at once contemplative, energizing and enchanting. Matt also weaves intriguing dialogue about the instruments and his experience as a composer and musical shaman who has persevered and grown through some of life’s profound challenges. Matt’s compositions and performances have been commended by his world-wide fans. He has a history of performing at progressive happenings like the TED Conferences and diverse concert venues either as a soloist or with his San Francisco-based ensemble, The Venusians. Visit Matt’s website and treat yourself to video excerpts of his performances and demonstrations of the Hang and Gubal.