In advance of his Making Music concert on October
30, Evan Ziporyn spoke to Carnegie Hall about his musical
inspiration, development, and direction. Here, Ziporyn talks about Bayu
Sabda Idep, his long piece for Gamelan that will receive its New
York Premiere during the concert.
Written after the death of his Balinese teacher, the title of the
piece—in Balinese bayu means "energy", sabda means
"voice", and idep means "ideas"—refers to the hierarchy of life
in traditional Balinese thought.
Making Music: Evan Ziporyn (Part 2)—Bayu