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Pierre Bensusan, pictured, will visit North Central Washington for a series of free concerts, including Moses Lake Wednesday and Cave B Winery near Quincy Saturday. The French guitarist lives in Paris and is traveling to promote his album that came out just before the pandemic began.

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May 15, 2022 1:20 a.m.

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Guitarist wants music to be the focus of performances on tour through Basin

MOSES LAKE — Guitarist Pierre Bensusan will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Moses Lake for the first in a series of Columbia Basin appearances sponsored by the Learn from the Masters Music Outreach. Bensusan will perform in Moses Lake at the Civic Center Auditorium at 401 S. Balsam St. in Moses Lake, then in Ellensburg on May 19, in Wenatchee May 20 and at Cave B Winery near Quincy on May 21. All concerts are free of charge. Bensusan said his goal is to make the music, not the instrument or the player, the center of the performance. “I wouldn’t really want people to think about the guitar when I play, but about the music and what it evokes,” he said. “I’m telling a story with it, and after a while, player and guitar become invisible. People use sound and sonic images to go into their own inner self and dimension. Music is only a pretext for all of us to get there, player and listener.”