Mutations is Vijay Iyer’s first album as a leader for the ECM label, and a recording that will widen perceptions of the pianist-composer’s work. At its center is “Mutations I-X”, a composition scored for piano, electronics, and a string quartet, featuring Miranda Cuckson and Michi Wiancko (violin), Kyle Armbrust (viola), and Kivie Cahn-Lipman (cello). A major piece built out of cells and fragments, [...]
Mutations, Vijay's first album for the storied ECM label, will be released on February 28th in Europe and March 4th in the United States. The new album will be the first document of Vijay's works for chamber ensembles, featuring works for piano, string quartet and electronics. Watch the video below, head over to ECM for samples and [...]
Vijay was named among the 2013 MacArthur Fellows, joining a roster of 24 "exceptionally creative individuals with a track record of achievement and the potential for even more significant contributions in the future." Watch a video profile on Vijay from the MacArthur Foundation, and read a thoughtful retrospective by Howard Reich in the Chicago Tribune. [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5jahYf92-U Pi Recordings has released Holding It Down: The Veterans’ Dreams Project, the latest album to emerge from the ongoing collaboration of Grammy-nominated pianist/composer Vijay Iyer and poet/performer/librettist/emcee Mike Ladd. […]
Vijay Iyer is named Pianist of the Year in the 2013 Jazz Awards by the Jazz Journalists Association; a title he holds for the second consecutive year.