About This Program

Vijay Iyer, “one of his generation’s brightest jazz luminaries" (Time Out New York), joins Teju Cole, “one of the most vibrant voices in contemporary writing” (Los Angeles Times) in a powerful new collaboration. Blind Spot combines Cole’s photography and spoken prose with Iyer’s “provocative and accessible, intellectually substantive and sensuously attractive” (Chicago Tribune) music in an investigation of humanity’s voluntary blindness to tragedy and injustice throughout history. The program opens with new work by Iyer for piano quintet with musicians from the SPCO.

“No one in jazz sounds like Iyer.” —Chicago Tribune

“The places [Teju Cole] can go, you feel, are just about limitless.” —The New York Times

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