IIyer is an active composer for classical ensembles and soloists. His works have been commissioned and premiered by Brentano String Quartet, Imani Winds, Bang on a Can All-Stars, The Silk Road Ensemble, International Contemporary Ensemble, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, LAPhil Group for New Music, American Composers Orchestra, So Percussion, Boston Lyric Opera, and virtuosi Jennifer Koh, Matt Haimowitz, Claire Chase, Shai Wosner, Inbal Segev, and Mishka Rushdie Momen, among others. He recently served as composer-in-residence at London’s Wigmore Hall, music director of the Ojai Music Festival, and artist-in-residence at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, and has been featured in Miller Theatre’s Composer Portraits and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Composers in Focus series.

Comprehensive Information
on Vijay’s Classical Work:

A playlist recordings of Vijay’s compositions by other artists

Orchestral / Large Ensemble

My Boy (Song of Remembrance) (2021)
for Boston Lyric Opera

Crisis Modes (2019)
for percussion and strings

Asunder (2018)
for chamber orchestra

Trouble (2017)
for violin and chamber orchestra

City of Sand (Speculative Dunhuang) (2017)
for clarinet, tabla, pipa, percussion and string orchestra

Emergence (2016)
for jazz trio and orchestra

RADHE RADHE: Rites of Holi (2013)
multimedia work for chamber ensemble and electronics

Rimpa Transcriptions (2012)
for clarinet, percussion, electric guitar, piano, cello and double bass

Playlist for an Extreme Occasion (2011)
for Galician gaita or piano, sheng, tabla, 2 percussionists, violin and cello

Interventions (2007)
for chamber orchestra with improvising pianist and electronics

Electronic / Fixed Media

Flute Goals (Five Empty Chambers) (2016)
composition for pre-recorded flute sounds

Chamber / Solo

Equal Night (2021)

Spasm (2021)

The Window (2021) with Inbal Segev

For Violin Alone (2020) for Jennifer Koh

Plinth (for Kwame Ture) (2020)

Song for Flint (2019)
for solo viola

Torque (2018)
for 2 vibraphones and 2 marimbas

The Law of Returns (2016)
for piano quartet

Zany, Cute, Interesting (2016)
for solo violin

Bridgetower Fantasy (2015)
for violin and piano

Run (2015)
for solo cello

Bruits (2014)
for wind quintet and piano

Time, Place, Action (2014)
for string quartet and piano

Dig the Say (2012)
for string quartet

Mozart Effects (2011)
for string quartet

Mutations I – X (2005)
for string quartet, piano and electronics