⭐ Revolutionary alternatives to tokenistic diversity programmes
⭐ Deconstructing boundaries between jazz and classical and freeing yourself to make the music you want to make
⭐ Methods for sneaking improvisation in front of classical musicians without them freaking out.
Vijay Iyer is an ECM-signed artist. He has worked with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, written violin concertos for Jennifer Koh, and music for the LA Phil New Music Group. He has been ‘Jazz Artist of the Year’ more times in more magazines than it is polite to count and it is my immense honour to welcome him to Classical Music Now.
If you want to access the work for yourself and check go to https://en.schott-music.com/shop/autoren/vijay-iyer
Links and Show Notes
We didn’t really dig into Vijay’s views on genre and community, but they’re really good so if you’re interested you can hear him talking about it in an interview for the Ojai Music Festival, where he was musical director in 2017 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUtV9E5AB_I
Music played in this episode
Vijay Iyer EMERGENCE Published by Schott Music Corporation, New York NY
Emergence was commissioned by the National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, Poland which organizes Jazztopad Festival. It was premiered by the NFM Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra in April 2016.