RADHE RADHE: RITES OF HOLI
VIJAY IYER AND INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE
Vijay Iyer, piano; International Contemporary Ensemble; Steven Schick, conductor
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring arranged for International Contemporary Ensemble by Cliff Colnot
Vijay Iyer: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi
Film directed by Prashant Bhargava
A remarkably inventive musician who is at home in both the worlds of jazz and contemporary concert music, American pianist and composer Vijay Iyer’s originality draws much from his rich Indian heritage. With Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi, performed by Iyer and the virtuosic International Contemporary Ensemble, Iyer responds to Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with an explosive work of live music and film inspired by the ancient Hindu Holi festival of colors and love celebrated each spring in Southern Asia.Vijay Iyer is joined by members of International Contemporary Ensemble, the imaginative, genre-defying ensemble which serves as Artists-in-Residence at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival.
“Radhe Radhe is a richly successful creative expression…visually and sonically dazzling collaboration…here’s hoping that many viewers and audiences get a chance to experience Holi through Bhargava and Iyer’s eyes and ears.” –National Public Radio
“[one of] today’s most important pianists… extravagantly gifted… brilliantly eclectic” – The New Yorker on Vijay Iyer
“America’s foremost new-music group” – The New Yorker on International Contemporary Ensemble
Presented in partnership with Asia Society Texas.