MIT's Ziporyn Is Leaving Bang On A Can

Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Evan Ziporyn is leaving the new music ensemble Bang on a Can, according to The New York Times.

A clarinetist and composer who has been involved with the group since the late 1980s, the Lexington resident is reportedly going to use his extra free time to write new music and direct MIT's Center for Art, Science & Technology, a program "seeking to develop cross-disciplinary courses, new research or exhibitions that span the arts, science and technology" (particularly music, theater and architecture, so far) that was launched last spring with a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Above: Bang On a Can performs Ziporyn's Balinese-inspired composition "Wargasari" at MIT last spring. Below: Ziporyn talks about the piece.

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