Brett Pyper: Listening and Not Listening: Jazz & Sociality in South Africa
 Tuesday, October 29, 2019 4:30-6:00 PM
African  Studies Center, 232 Bay State Rd
Boston University 
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Current Institution

MIT (Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Music)

Areas of Expertise

Composition, Southeast Asia, Balinese Gamelan


Evan Ziporyn is a composer/clarinetist whose work draws equally from world and classical music, the avant garde, and jazz. As a member of the Bang On A Can All-stars, he has performed at international venues across the globe, including Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, London's South Bank Center, the Holland Festival, Australia's Adelaide Festival, Warsaw Festival, September Music Torino, Oslo Ultima Festival, Estonia's NYYD, Festival, New Music Across America, and the Bali International Arts Festival. He has collaborated with Don Byron, Meredith Monk, Henry Threadgill, Nobukazu Takemura, and Cecil Taylor, and co-produced and arranged Bang's acclaimed recording of Brian Eno's "Music for Airports." He has also recorded and toured with Paul Simon, Steve Reich, Arnold Dreyblatt, Matthew Shipp and Tan Dun. In Boston, he is founder and director of the Gamelan Galak Tika, a Balinese music and dance troupe, for whom he has composed numerous works combining gamelan with western instruments and electronics, recorded on two volumes for New World Records. 

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