A Selection of Performances of Vijay’s Work

  –  See also: Feature in Stereogum discussing his parallel work as a classical composition:

Recent Past

  • Vijay’s composition Human Archipelago – Midwest Premiere with Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra

    • FEBRUARY 25, 2023: 7:30pm

      CZINER (Composer-in-Residence) World Premiere
      IYER Human Archipelago Midwest Premiere
      SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2

      Stilian Kirov, Conductor
      Inbal Segev, Cello

      Inbal Segev, world-renowned cellist noted by The Washington Post for her “thrillingly projected, vibrato-rich playing,” joins IPO for what is sure to be a standout performance in the Midwest premiere of Vijay Iyer’s Human Archipelago. Iyer brings his work to IPO for only its third appearance worldwide after debuting with the London Philharmonic & then the Oregon Symphony. “Human Archipelago addresses the entangled processes of climate change & migration & the societal imbalances that are both their cause & their result,” muses Iyer. “The piece is intended to take the performers to a point of vulnerability & the brink of possibility that brings the music to life & expresses human inter-reliance.”

  • Vijay’s composition Equal Night, commissioned by Matt Haimovitz, will be performed by Mr. Haimovitz:

    • In Israel on February 28th
      Information here > | Tickets here >
    • In Brooklyn, New York April 22nd at Barge Music
      Information here > | Tickets here > – NYC Premiere!
  • Jan. 13, 14, 15, 16 – Oregon Symphony in Portland, OR – US premiere performances of “Human Archipelago” with Inbal Segev, Marin Alsop conducting
  • January 21 – Boise Philharmonic performances of “Human Archipelago” with Inbal Segev

January 11 – 2023

Open Music with Vijay Iyer

Portland Oregon

Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

Hosted by Nathalie Joachim

Composer Vijay Iyer has been described by The New York Times as a “social conscience, multimedia collaborator, system builder, rhapsodist, historical thinker, and multicultural gateway.”

Hear influential, shape-shifting, and Macarthur Fellowship winning composer Vijay Iyer explore his creative process with host Nathalie Joachim, Oregon Symphony musicians, and more.

Nathalie Joachim, Host
Vijay Iyer, Composer
Musicians of the Oregon Symphony