Bali Comes to Brooklyn

Bang on a Can All-Star Evan Ziporyn's Opera Comes to the Brooklyn Academy of Music

Thursday, October 14, 2010

On Friday, October 15 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m, Q2 spotlights the fertile, inclusive and high-octane music-making of composer Evan Ziporyn, whose opera, A House in Bali, receives its New York premiere this week at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. For three continuous hours, enjoy full sonic immersion in Zipoyrn's diverse music worlds with recordings ranging from the virtuosity of So Percussion to live performances by Zyporyn's Gamelan Galak Tika from the 2010 Bang on a Can Marathon.

A founding member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars and and a member of Steve Reich and Musicians, Ziporyn shares his fascination and commitment to gamelan music and ensembles through this new opera.

A House in Bali is based on the memoirs of Ziporyn's spiritual predecessor Colin McPhee -- a Canadian-born composer who spent most of the 1930s studying and documenting gamelan music in its home: Bali, Indonesia. With a musical texture that combines a 16-part gamelan ensemble with the vitality of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, A House in Bali presents a distinct 21st century take on a tradition that has bewildered, bemused and inspired Western composers for centuries.

Get an exclusive 3-hour sneak peek into Ziporyn's musical world this Friday, October 15 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Q2.

Kadek Dewi Aryani
Christine Southworth
Kadek Dewi Aryani
Dewa Ketut Alit and Gamelan Salukat
Christine Southworth
Dewa Ketut Alit and Gamelan Salukat
Nyoman Triyana Usadhi as
Jay Scheib
Nyoman Triyana Usadhi as "Sampih" in A House in Bali
Anne Harley and members of Gamelan Salukat
Christine Southworth
Anne Harley and members of Gamelan Salukat
Kadek Dewi Aryani and members of Gamelan Salukat
Jay Scheib
Kadek Dewi Aryani and members of Gamelan Salukat
Kadek Dewi Aryani and Anne Harley
Jay Scheib
Kadek Dewi Aryani and Anne Harley
Timur Bekbosunov and members of Gamelan Salukat
Christine Southworth
Timur Bekbosunov and members of Gamelan Salukat
Kadek Dewi Aryani and Desak Made Suarti Laksmi
Christine Southworth
Kadek Dewi Aryani and Desak Made Suarti Laksmi

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