Open City - Vijay Iyer Large Ensemble Project

Event Details
  Open City 
  October 4, 2013 7:30 PM
  October 4, 2013
  Alexander Kasser Theater
Featuring Steve Coleman, Graham Haynes,
 Ambrose Akinmusire, Hafez Modirzadeh, & many others.
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Texts written and performed by Himanshu Suri and Teju Cole.

Vijay Iyer, one of the most celebrated young jazz pianists and composers of his generation, is thinking big with this world premiere event. Featuring two dozen musicians and artists, OPEN CITY will include spoken text performed live by rap artist Himanshu Suri and Teju Cole, whose 2012 award-winning novel of the same name inspired this wide-ranging work.

Find out more about Vijay Iyer at

OPEN CITY was commissioned by Peak Performances at Montclair State (NJ).