Vijay Iyer and the Brentano String Quartet
Pianist and composer Vijay Iyer has won a MacArthur "Genius Grant," regularly tops the jazz critics' polls, and recently began teaching at Harvard. With a degree in physics from Yale and a doctorate in music cognition from Berkeley, Iyer attests to the often counterintuitive correlation between music and math. Contrary to sociobiologist Steven Pinker's assertion that music is "auditory cheesecake," a byproduct of the pleasure principle, Iyer cites free jazz visionary Cecil Taylor's maxim that "music is everything that you do." Ergo Time, Place, Action, Iyer's new piano quintet that is a celebration of life as collective improvisation and features the Brentano String Quartet, the strings behind A Late Quartet.
Thu., April 24, 7 p.m., 2014
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