Music As an Alternative to Adversity
Peter Lewis, Musician; Composer; Songwriter; Guitarist; Founding Member, the San Francisco Rock Band Moby Grape
Arwen Lewis, Musician; Composer; Songwriter; Guitarist; Primary Artist and Lead Singer, Recent Album of Classic Moby Grape Compositions
Peter is Arwen's father, and together they travel and perform acoustic shows featuring original music written by both of them as well as classic Moby Grape compositions.
Peter and Arwen Lewis will discuss how music, from the perspectives of both the composer and the audience, has been used throughout history to "escape" from adversity. They will talk about the healing components of music and how music allows people to connect with each other. Peter and Arwen will also perform songs composed by Alexander "Skip" Spence and songs written by Peter and Arwen. The presentation will include their own personal experiences with the healing components of music; they also will talk about the process of composing and how this takes the composer into an alternative reality.
There will be live music during their presentation, including wonderful Moby Grape songs, and this presentation will be a treat not to be missed.
Location: 555 Post St., San Francisco
Time: 4:45 p.m. networking reception, 5:15 p.m. program
Program organizer: Patrick O'Reilly, Ph.D.
Notes: Part of our special series Big Solutions for Big Problems