Vijay Iyer

Piano & Electronics

Wadada Leo Smith


Approximate running time: 1h 15m without intermission

“He has been my hero, friend, and teacher for nearly two decades,” says pianist Vijay Iyer about trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith. The two artists performed together in Smith’s Golden Quartet for ten years, developing a very special musical dynamic. Their longstanding creative friendship led to the release of their first duo album, a cosmic rhythm with each stroke, in 2016. Now Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith bring their extraordinary artistry to the Pierre Boulez Saal.

Vijay Iyer Wadada & Leo Smith: A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke