Sun Rushing In is mainly a live performance act that began as a collaborative effort between Susan DeLeo and Lauri des Marais. Their style of live performance is one that Lauri has been evolving since she first began accompanying her prerecorded music in a live setting. It's currently akin to a cross between Cirque du Soleil (loosely and thematically) and Meredith Monk. Sun Rushing In combines Lauri's Musique concr?te sound design (which she calls Stories in Sound) and Susan's acoustic guitar and vocals, creating an atmospheric melancholy and joy.
Sun Rushing In combines Lauri's Musique concr?te sound design (which she calls Stories in Sound) and Susan's acoustic guitar and vocals, creating an atmospheric melancholy and joy. Along with Susan's almost post-rock folk/country stylings on the six-string goes Lauri's progressively textured soundscapes, a haze of quiet low frequency aura projecting the listener into a state of neither/nor Zen.
Lauri has also integrated a form of slow movement which she terms Movement So Still With Sound (similar in many respects to Butoh dance), fleshing the act out as an avant performance art session.
While Sun Rushing In is mainly performance-based, postdawn nurseries Music has offered the backing tracks to SRI's performance as an exclusive CD produced by Lauri, Sound Collage for Live Performance, making for a perfect listen for homesick or distant memory moods.