Vijay Iyer: Q2 Spaces

Composer-pianist, electronic-music producer and 2013 MacArthur Fellow Vijay Iyer has built a career of making connections in music — literally. For this episode of Q2 Spaces, we visited the East Harlem apartment where Iyer has lived for the past two years with his wife and daughter. His piano is set up on the first floor in a room lined mostly with books about neuroscience, music and listening. On a small table are carved Indian deities — his parents moved to the United States from India 50 years ago — and leaning against the wall is a poster of his hero Thelonious Monk. More:

Video: Kim Nowacki & Hannis Brown | © Q2 Music.
Music: All music by Vijay Iyer | Courtesy of ECM Records
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