2014

“Improvisation, Action Understanding, and Music Cognition With and Without Bodies.” In Lewis, George E., and Benjamin Piekut, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies. New York: Oxford University Press.

2013

Improvising Digital Culture.
Miller, Paul D. and V. Iyer. In A. Heble and R. Wallace, eds., People Get Ready: The Future of Jazz is Now! (Duke University Press, 2013), 225-243. Reprinted from Critical Studies in Improvisation 5(1), 2009.

Are Cities Music?
Red Bull Music Academy.

Album Review: Boards of Canada, “Tomorrow’s Harvest.”
The Talkhouse.

Album Review: Flying Lotus, “Until the Quiet Comes.”
The Talkhouse.

Meditation on the music of Roscoe Mitchell,
Table and Chairs.

2012

Parallel Universes.”
Guest column in JazzTimes 41(1).

2010

“Thelonious Monk: Ode to a Sphere.”
Guest column in JazzTimes 40(1).

2009

“Strength in Numbers.”
In The Guardian UK (Online Edition).

Improvisation: Terms and conditions.
In Zorn, J., ed., Arcana IV. New York, NY: Hips Road / Tzadik.

“A Listening Questionnaire.” Shifter 14(20).

2008

“On Improvisation, Temporality, and Embodied Experience.”
In Miller, P., ed., Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, p. 273-292

Book review“Unlocking the Groove: Rhythm, Meter, and Musical Design in Electronic Dance Music.”
By Mark Butler. In Journal of the Society for American Music, 2(2): 269-276.

“Concerning Late Style in Composers and Improvisers.”
Program notes to Brentano Quartet Carnegie Hall concerts.

2007

“Uncertainty Principles.”
All About Jazz New York, March 2007.

2006

“Sangha: Collaborative improvisations on community.”
Critical Studies in Improvisation / Etudes critiques en improvisation 1(3).

2004

“Navigation through Form: Composing for improvisors.”
Program notes for Improvise!, a festival organized by American Composers Orchestra.

“Exploding the Narrative in Jazz Improvisation.”
In O’Meally, R., B. Edwards & F. Griffin, eds., Uptown Conversation: The New Jazz Studies. New York: Columbia University Press.

Improvisation, Temporality, and Embodied Experience.
Journal of Consciousness Studies 11(3-4): 159-173.

2002

Being Home: Jazz Authority and the Politics of Place.
Current Musicology 71-73: 462-476.

Embodied Mind, Situated Cognition, and Expressive Microtiming in African-American Music.
Music Perception 19(3): 387-414.

1998

Microstructures of Feel, Macrostructures of Sound: Embodied Cognition in West African and African-American Musics.
Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley.

1997

A Novel Representation for Rhythmic Structure.
Iyer, V., Bilmes, J., Wright, M., and Wessel, D. Proceedings of the 1997 International Computer Music Conference (San Francisco: International Computer Music Association), 97-100.

1996

Steve Coleman, M-Base, and Musical Collectivism.