Vijay Iyer Interviewed About the Ojai Festival 

English: The Vijay Iyer Quartet performed an i...

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We are programming music and people who inspire me and whom I’ve known and trusted through 20 years of musical exploration and collaboration. It was a very organic process working with (Ojai Artistic Director) Tom Morris over a two year period. Much of this music Tom did not know, but he was very enthusiastic about my ideas and he’s gotten very excited about this program. We will present a wide group of people I have collaborated with over the years in multiple musical communities; the idea of genre just doesn’t pertain anymore. We will feature improvisational forms with trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, a new fully-notated violin concerto with Jennifer Koh, a multi-media piece with video by Prashant Bhargava, the Brentano Quartet playing my music plus Kurtag and Mozart, and much more

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