Vijay Iyer Performs at The Greene Space Tonight
Vijay Iyer will be performing with the Brentano String Quartet at The Greeene Space tonight, April 24th at 7:00 pm.
According to the Chicago Tribune, "Composer-pianist Vijay Iyer continues to galvanize the music world, creating works that embrace jazz, classical and electronic music and are "at once provocative and accessible, intellectually substantive and sensually attractive."
Winner of the 2013 MacArthur "Genius Grant" and multiple winner in the 2012 Downbeat Critics Poll (Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Group of the Year, Pianist of the Year, and Rising Star Composer), Iyer comes to The Greene Space to perform a varied program including selections from his newest album "Mutations," just released on ECM.
"Mutations" is scored for piano, strings and electronics, and the world-renowned Brentano String Quartet will be joining Iyer for this performance. They'll also play selections from Time, Place, Action, a new piano quintet Iyer wrote for the Brentano which had its New York premiere recently at the 92Y. And, the evening will include solo piano works. The event will be hosted by WQXR's Terrance McKnight.