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Grande Auditório

QUINTA 11 NOVEMBRO, 19H30

The Vijay Iyer Trio

Featuring Linda May Han Oh and Tyshawn Sorey

Guimarães Jazz 2021’s inaugural concert is a paradigmatic example of how the multicultural expression, based on the intersection of many different cultural and musical legacies, has become, for many orders of reasons that go far beyond it’s purely artistic dimension, the main trend in contemporary culture. In the specific case of jazz, we may say that it was, in many senses, one of the modern precursors of a new musical landscape inhabited by mixed-race forms and complex nucleus of memory universalized by the formal frame of this musical genre, which itself was built upon the assimilation and fusion of foreign sounds. In Vijay Iyer’s new trio, formed also by Linda May Han Oh and Tyshawn Sorey, two excellent musicians from the New York jazz scene, the cultural elements intersect in order to create to a polyrhythmic and polyharmonic music that aims to synthetize the forces of order in chaos involved in the tumultuous process of giving birth to a new hybrid world.

North-American pianist of Indian descent Vijay Iyer (b. 1971, USA) is an example of the demands faced by any musician in the twenty-first century. Although he had classical training in violin when he was a child, Iyer is essentially a self-taught musician with an academic curriculum including studies in math, physics, musical cognition and, finally, composition and improvisation. Once he made the decision of being a professional musician, he has been building up a remarkable body of work as composer, improviser and collaborator of important jazz musicians such as Roscoe Mitchell, Steve Coleman and, more recently, Wadada Leo Smith. Vijay Iyer’s career is marked by two central artistic partnerships: with saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa and, outside of jazz’s boundaries, with hip-hop producer and poet Mike Ladd. More recently, Iyer has composed music for films, concerts and dance and has been working extensively in several bands, namely in trio, in duo with Wadada Leo Smith and in sextet. An eclectic and brainy musician, Vijay Iyer already possesses a body of work that, in its several artistic dimensions and intentions, can be considered one of the most relevant in modern jazz.

Vijay Iyer’s most recent project is precisely this new trio in which the pianist is accompanied by Malayan bassist Linda May Han Oh and by North-American drummer Tyshawn Sorey, who recorded the album “Uneasy”, released in 2021 by reputed jazz label ECM. In his second work in the format of a trio, Iyer gathers several originals composed during the course of twenty years, plus two reinterpretations of Cole Porter and Geri Allen’s compositions, and transfigures them through the sound created by two musicians who, besides orbiting very similar musical universes, share a common purpose of dissolving the formal frontiers in music and to explore wide spectra of meanings. As the album title indicates, this trio’s music sound disquiet and turbulent as the times haunting it, shaded by an atmosphere of implicit threat, but, nonetheless, its malign energies are electrified by the regenerative possibility contained it the act of creation of the new.

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35,00 eur

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90,00 eur

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The Vijay Iyer Trio
15,00€ / 10,00€ c/d

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Maiores de 6

Vijay Iyer piano

Linda May Han Oh contrabaixo

Tyshawn Sorey bateria