The Brickhouse Gallery in historic Oak Park is proud to announce a forthcoming performance by Oklahoma based experimental harpist, vocalist and songwriter Sun Riah. She will be performing selections from her 2015 album Firefly Night Light and her 2014 album, …the Musical, as well as new original compositions.
In her music, Sun Riah explores the potential of the harp as a musical instrument, running it through effects pedals, loops, and layered harp sounds, singing into the soundboard and drumming on it to create a percussive and rhythmic pull. The result is a complex musical texture and a sound rich with emotion. Influenced by a wide range of music, Sun Riah has developed a reputation for blurring genre boundaries, incorporating elements of ambient, folk, and shoegaze into her otherworldly and intensely vulnerable live performances.