Evan Ziporyn: Frog's Eye

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
New music isn't easy, but Bang on a Can member Evan Ziporyn has a very light touch in these four compositions, especially "Drill," which often seems to float on squirming little wiggles of melody, with Ziporyn himself playing bass clarinet. The moods among the four pieces here vary tremendously -- "The Ornate Zither and the Nomad Flute," for example, uses a piercing soprano for its words, while "Frog's Eye" broods atmospherically. Everything shows great sophistication, themes and counter-themes filling in and out to build to a crescendo, with complex harmonies and dissonances. How much of a major figure Ziporyn will become remains to be seen, but on the basis of this ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
New music isn't easy, but Bang on a Can member Evan Ziporyn has a very light touch in these four compositions, especially "Drill," which often seems to float on squirming little wiggles of melody, with Ziporyn himself playing bass clarinet. The moods among the four pieces here vary tremendously -- "The Ornate Zither and the Nomad Flute," for example, uses a piercing soprano for its words, while "Frog's Eye" broods atmospherically. Everything shows great sophistication, themes and counter-themes filling in and out to build to a crescendo, with complex harmonies and dissonances. How much of a major figure Ziporyn will become remains to be seen, but on the basis of this work, the future looks very bright indeed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/10/2006
  • Label: Cantaloupe
  • UPC: 713746304027
  • Catalog Number: 21040
  • Sales rank: 390,732

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Evan Ziporyn Primary Artist, Bass Clarinet
Anne Harley Soprano (Vocal)
Gil Rose Conductor
Boston Modern Orchestra Project Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
W.S. Merwin Text
Michael Gordon Executive Producer
Evan Ziporyn Composer, Producer
Kenny Savelson Executive Producer
David Lang Executive Producer
Julia Wolfe Executive Producer
Joel Gordon Producer, Mastering, Engineering
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