PERFORMANCE AND RESTORATION EFFORT.
FRIDAY, MAY 4, 8PM
Gyan Riley returns to perform selections from his new CD, Sprig, which was composed and recorded during his October, 2017 Harrison House, residency. Sprig is a solo acoustic guitar record about growth and transformation.
Gyan will plant a tree for each physical album sold. His goal is to raise awareness about deforestation of the earth and support the americanforrests.org drive to plant three million trees worldwide in 2018! Sprig is dedicated to Gyan’s mother Ann, who was an avid supporter of conservationist movements, and lost her life to cancer 2 years ago.
A true original, composer/guitarist Gyan Riley seamlessly weaves together the virtuosity of Western classical music, north Indian raga, American fingerpicking and Spanish flamenco guitar with the deftness of jazz and the grit of rock-and-roll. He has performed internationally in ensembles including performances with Zakir Hussain, the San Francisco Symphony, the World Guitar Ensemble and his father, composer/pianist/vocalist Terry Riley. Recent realizations of his own compositions include a solo appearance with the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, and performances at Carnegie Hall, Barbican Theatre and Moogfest.
Harrison House is a non-profit project of San Francisco Study Center