EVAN ZIPORYN (b 1959 )
Composer/clarinetist Evan Ziporyn is a founding member of the Bang on a Can All-stars, with whom he has toured the globe since 1992. His work as a composer and performer led to his receiving the 2007 US Artists Walker Award and the 2004 American Academy of Arts and Letters Goddard Lieberson Fellowship.
His music has been commissioned and performed by Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, the Kronos Quartet, Wu Man, the American Composers Orchestra, the American Repertory Theater, Maya Beiser, So Percussion, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.
Ziporyn has collaborated with some of the worlds most creative and vital living musicians, including Brian Eno, Ornette Coleman, Thurston Moore, Meredith Monk, Iva Bittova, Philip Glass, Terry Riley, Don Byron, Louis Andriessen, Cecil Taylor, Henry Threadgill, Wu Man, Wayan Wija, and Kyaw Kyaw Naing. He is the Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he directs Gaelan Galak Tika.