Introducing the world premiere of a new group: world/fusion music featuring Iva Bittová, Gyan Riley, & Evan Ziporyn, with Sandeep Das & Blake Newman and special guest Victor Gama
EVIYAN is Iva Bittová, Gyan Riley, and Evan Ziporyn: three unique composer-performers merging into a singular sound, an intimate blend of Eastern European folk traditions, Indian classical music, gamelan, jazz, rock, cabaret and minimalism.
In trio’s debut, exploratory musicians turn inward: EVIYAN concert review Boston Globe, 3/4/2013.
Join Us At This Public Event
EVIYAN: World Premiere
Saturday, March 2, 2013
7:30pm | Kresge Auditorium
48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Open to the public
General admission: $20
Other students: $10
MIT students, faculty and staff: Free
Tickets available online in advance. Cash at the door.
Joining EVIYAN onstage will be tabla master Sandeep Das (of Yo-yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble), Blake Newman (bass), and visionary instrument builder and soundscapist Victor Gama, MIT CAST Visiting Artist.
Tablaist Sandeep Das hails from Benares, India. He is well known the western audiences through his ongoing work with Yo-yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. In 2011, he premiered Ziporyn’s tabla concerto Mumbai with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Learn more about Sandeep Das
Bassist Blake Newman has worked with Rinde Eckart, John Kelly, Robert Woodruff and the American Repertory Theater, & MIT’s Gamelan Galak Tika. He has appeared as a soloist at Carnegie & Alice Tully Hall and is a regular member of the Jeff Robinson Trio. Learn more about Blake Newman.
Angolan-born Victor Gama is a composer/performer, instrument make and electronic engineer based in Lisbon. He has exhibited and performed his instruments and sound installations extensively in Africa, Latin America, North America and Europe, including commissions by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and National Museums of Scotland in Edinburgh. His many collaborations include those with the Kronos Quartet, Max Eastley, Nana Vasconcelos, and his band The Folk Songs Trio. His work Pangeia Instrumentos was released by Aphex Twin on Rephlex Records. Learn more about Victor Gama.
Co-presented by the Department of Music and Theater Arts.
This concert is made possible by the Department of Music and Theater Arts and the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology. CAST connects artists, scientists, and engineers through a practice of experimentation, risk-taking, and imaginative problem solving.