Conversation: Musician Evan Ziporyn, Composer of ‘A House in Bali’
Evan Ziporyn is the composer of a new unique new opera — probably the only one of its kind. Based on the memoirs of Colin McPhee, a musicologist who, in the early 20th-century, spent several years in Bali studying traditional music, ‘A House in Bali’ is a blend of western opera and the music of that island. “A House in Bali” is currently on tour across the U.S. and is making a stop this weekend at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
I recently talked to Evan Ziporyn:
[After the jump, watch a 2008 NewsHour profile of Zipoyrn’s music ensemble, the Bang on a Can All-Stars]