World roots, post-minimalism and jazz in a singular, earthy and intense sound
EVIYAN is Iva Bittová, Gyan Riley, and Evan Ziporyn: three unique composer-performers merging into a singular sound. EVIYAN is a blend of Eastern European folk traditions, Indian classical music, gamelan, jazz, rock, cabaret and minimalism. Read more.
Performance: EVIYAN World Premiere
March 2, 2013 / 7:30 pm
In the Media
The Boston Globe: In trio’s debut, exploratory musicians turn inward
Santa Barbara Independent: Pilgrimage to the Fringe
The Boston Globe: Evan Ziporyn continues his musical experimentation
The Boston Globe: In Trio’s Debut, Exploratory Musicians Turn Inward
EVIYAN is Iva Bittová, Gyan Riley, and Evan Ziporyn: three unique composer-performers merging into a singular sound. EVIYAN is a blend of Eastern European folk traditions, Indian classical music, gamelan, jazz, rock, cabaret and minimalism.
Clarinetist/composer Evan Ziporyn has toured the globe for over 30 years in search of new musical possibilities, studying with Balinese gamelan masters and collaborating with musicians from Asia, Africa and Europe on numerous groundbreaking cross-cultural works.
Legendary vocalist/violinist Iva Bittová‘s captivating and unforgettable vocal palette, ever expanding, merges the age-old practices of her Moravian and Roma roots with an urban sophistication drawing equally on jazz, rock, cabaret and the avant-garde.
Acoustic guitarist Gyan Riley brings the virtuosity of two venerable traditions – western classical guitar and the rigors of Hindustani music – together with the harmonic deftness of jazz and the grit of rock-and-roll. The son of minimalist master Terry Riley, he is now a fixture on the New York new music scene.
Learn more about EVIYAN.
Presented by the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) and the Department of Music and Theater Arts.