Vijay Iyer and International Contemporary Ensemble
“Trailblazing . . . one of his generation’s brightest jazz luminaries” —Time Out New York
The New York Times observes, “There’s probably no frame wide enough to encompass the creative output of Vijay Iyer.” This 2013 MacArthur Fellow and DownBeat magazine’s 2014 Pianist of the Year regularly tops critics’ lists and fan polls. A polymath whose career has spanned the sciences, the humanities, and the arts, Iyer received an interdisciplinary PhD in the cognitive science of music from the University of California, Berkeley. The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) has received the American Music Center’s Trailblazer Award for its contributions to new music and the ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming, and in 2013 was named Musical America Worldwide’s Ensemble of the Year. Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi is Iyer’s collaboration with the filmmaker Prashant Bhargava: a ravishing, impressionistic nod to Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, filmed in northern India, and performed by Iyer with ICE. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Art and Stories from Mughal India.
$53–$69; CMA members $48–$62.
Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi was created for and commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Additional commissioning funds for revision and completion of the work were provided by The Brooklyn Academy of Music/Next Wave Festival, CAP UCLA and The Strathmore Hall Foundation