Vijay Iyer is a prominent American pianist, Grammy-nominated composer, and 2013 MacArthur Fellow. A polymath well-versed in the sciences, humanities and the arts, he works across disciplines, with particular focuses on jazz and creative music. The Vijay Iyer Trio, featuring Iyer on piano; Marcus Gilmore on drums; and Stephan Grump on bass, won the 2010 ECHO award for best international ensemble. Iyer is also a frequent collaborator, having worked with such artists as Steve Coleman, Tyshawn Sorey, Dead Prez, DJ Spooky, and Ambrose Akinmusire. In 2016 he was commissioned by Claire Chase to compose a piece for her project “Density 2036.” He composed “Flute Goals”(2016) for tape, for which Chase provided the flute instrumentation, that was then recorded and played for a live audience at The Kitchen as part of the debut Chase’s project“Density 2036: part iv.” For more information, please visit: