Date(s) of Performance
10/4/13 - 10/5/13
The Vijay Iyer Large Ensemble Project
Piano, Electronics: Vijay Iyer; Readings, Texts: Teju Cole; Vocals, Lyrics: Himanshu Suri; Trumpets: Ambrose Akinmusire, Jonathan Finlayson, Adam O’Farrill; Cornet, Flugelhorn: Graham Haynes; Alto Saxophone: Steve Coleman; Alto and Tenor Saxophones: Hafez Modirzadeh; Tenor Saxophone: Mark Shim; Flute and Vocals: Elena Pinderhughes; Bass Trombone, Tuba: Josh Roseman; Trombone, Percussion: Tyshawn Sorey; Viola: Mat Maneri; Cello: Okkyung Lee; Vibraphone, Marimba: Patricia Franceschy; Guitar: Rafiq Bhatia; Bass: Harish Raghavan; Drums: Marcus Gilmore; Mrudangam, Kanjira: Rajna Swaminathan
Vijay Iyer, one of the most celebrated young jazz pianists and composers of his generation, is thinking big with this world premiere concert event. Featuring two dozen musicians and artists, OPEN CITY will include spoken text performed live by rap artist Himanshu Suri and Teju Cole, whose 2012 award-winning novel of the same name inspired this wide-ranging work.
Theatre and Performance Studies
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