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Evan Ziporyn Gamelan Galak Tika

Friday, January 8, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

About The Event

Cleveland debut!

Exhibition–related program
Paul Gauguin: Paris, 1889
Gauguin made several journeys to “primitive” islands, first to the Caribbean and then the Pacific. His purpose was “to escape European civilization and everything that is artificial and conventional.” Two concerts explore the theme of the artist as itinerant from different angles. Paul Gauguin: Paris, 1889 runs October 4, 2009 through January 18, 2010.

“An intoxicating tone of wave-like rhythms and ringing sonorities.” –Newark Star-Ledger

“An exuberant blast of metal fireworks.” –New York Times

The Western concert music tradition is dotted with brilliantly colorful iconoclasts who traveled the world over to find themselves (Colin McPhee, Lou Harrison, Terry Riley). Into this line of peripatetic spirits comes American composer Evan Ziporyn. Thirty members strong, Ziporyn’s Gamelan Galak Tika (classical Javanese for “intense togetherness”) has devoted itself both to studying traditional Balinese music and dance and to developing new works by Balinese and American composers. $34, CMA members $33.

These programs made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund. Additional support has been provided by the Musart Society and the John P. Murphy Foundation. Media sponsors are WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN ideastream and WCLV 104.9 Classical FM.