A Conversation with Vijay Iyer

Asia Society Texas Center hosts this event previewing the May 5 Houston premiere of Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi

Composer, pianist and MacArthur Fellow Vijay Iyer co-created Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi with filmmaker Prashant Bhargava. Here, Iyer shares the inspiration behind and process of creating the explosive work of live and music and film inspired by the Hindu festival of Holi.

Free event. Please RSVP at asiasociety.org/texas

About Vijay Iyer:
Grammy-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer (pronounced “VID-jay EYE-yer”) was described by Pitchfork as “one of the most interesting and vital young pianists in jazz today,” by the Los Angeles Weekly as “a boundless and deeply important young star,” and by Minnesota Public Radio as “an American treasure.” He has been voted DownBeat Magazine’s Artist of the Year three times – in 2016, 2015 and 2012. Iyer was named Downbeat’s 2014 Pianist of the Year, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, and a 2012 Doris Duke Performing Artist. In 2014 he began a permanent appointment as the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts in the Department of Music at Harvard University.