In advance of his "Making Music" concert on October 30, Evan Ziporyn spoke to Carnegie Hall about his musical inspiration, development, and direction.
In this part of the interview, Ziporyn discusses his immersion in Balinese music and how it influenced his compositions for Gamelan.
More information about "Making Music: Evan Ziporyn" is available at http://www.carnegiehall.org/article/b....
September 2, 2010 - Ubud's Gamelan Semara Ratih in final rehearsal of Evan Ziporyn's "Lapanbelas" (18) - outside the Pura Dalem on the road to Campuhan...piece was premiered 9/8/10 at Tropentheater, Amsterdam, Netherlands
An iconoclastic composer, an encounter with an untouched island, and a love affair forged in the ecstasy of Indonesian gamelan music are the subjects of A House in Bali, a bold new opera by Evan Ziporyn. Based on the writings of composer Colin McPhee, this work tells the true story of one man's sojourn to South Asia and the unlikely cultural awakening that ensues.
BAM 2010 Next Wave Festival is part of Diverse Voices at BAM sponsored by Time Warner.
Keeril Makan's opera was premiered at National Sawdust in Brooklyn in a production directed by Jay Scheib, who also wrote the libretto. It was conducted by Evan Ziporyn. The work was presented again at the Gardner Museum’s Calderwood Hall in Boston.
As part of the Charter Day Celebration concert from April 2, 2016, Senior Lecturer Charles Shadle wrote a new work, Nocturne: On the River, to commemorate the Institute’s move from Boston to Cambridge. This world premiere performance also included historical photographs dating from around 1916.