Making Music: Evan Ziporyn (Part 2), 'Bayu Sabda Idep'
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 Sabda Idep