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Relation: A Performance Residency by Vijay Iyer

Free with Museum admission

Resident Artist Vijay Iyer inhabits The Met Breuer's Tony and Amie James Gallery in March, creatively bringing his encyclopedic breadth of artistic practice to a residency, redefined. Iyer will highlight his full body of work with performances, titled Relation, that run continuously throughout Museum hours. He performs solo, with other artists, and will also curate performances by fellow musicians and performers. Additionally Iyer created sound installations specifically for the gallery, resulting in full-day performance experiences. Artists who will join Iyer include Rafiq Bhatia, Michelle Boulé, Matt Brewer, Teju Cole, Stephan Crump, Miranda Cuckson, Liberty Ellman, Amir ElSaffar, Patricia Franceschy, Marcus Gilmore, Graham Haynes, Okkyung Lee, Steve Lehman, Roopa Mahadevan, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Mat Maneri, Nitin Mitta, Adam O'Farrill, Elena Pinderhughes, Prasanna, Mark Shim, Jen Shyu, Wadada Leo Smith, Tyshawn Sorey, Tyshawn Sorey Trio, Becca Stevens, Anjna Swaminathan, Rajna Swaminathan, Craig Taborn, and Mark Turner.

Iyer invited multi-disciplinary artists Mendi + Keith Obadike, to create the sound installation, titled Fit (The Battle of Jericho), which will be activated as an interlude between live performances.

The Vijay Iyer Artist Residency is made possible by Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky with additional support from the Chester Dale Fund.

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Performance Schedule (Subject to Change)

Please note: March 8 through March 17 are Members Only Dates. In order to attend these performances visitors must be a member of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. For more information about Membership

Tuesday, March 8 (Members Only)

10:30-11:15 am and 11:45 am-12:30 pm: LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Miya Masaoka
12:45-2:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho); Release;
2:00-2:45 pm and 3:15-4:00 pm: Vijay Iyer Trio with Vijay Iyer, Stephan Crump, Marcus Gilmore
4:00-5:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho)

Wednesday, March 9 (Members Only):

10:30-11:15 am and 11:45am-12:30 pm: Wild Cotton
12:45-2:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho); Release
2:00-2:45 pm and 3:15-4:00 pm: Vijay Iyer Trio with Vijay Iyer, Stephan Crump, Marcus Gilmore
4:00-5:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho)

Thursday, March 10 (Members Only):

10:30 am-11:15pm: Vicky Chow, performing “Surface Image” by Tristan Perich
11:45 am-12:30 pm: Kris Davis
12:45-2:00 pm: Fit (The Battle of Jericho)
2:00-2: 45 pm: Vicky Chow, performing ʺSurface Imageʺ by Tristan Perich
3:15– 4:00 pm: Kris Davis
4:00-5:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho)

Friday, March 11 (Members Only):

10:30-11:15 am: Adam O'Farrill, Vijay Iyer
11:45 am-12:30 pm: Adam O'Farrill's Stranger Days with Adam O’Farril, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Walter Stinson, Zack O'Farrill
12:45-2:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho); Release
2:00-2:45 pm and 3:15-4:00 pm: Vijay Iyer Trio with Vijay Iyer, Stephan Crump, Tyshawn Sorey
4:00-5:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho)

Saturday, March 12 (Members Only):

10:30-11:15 am and 11:45am-12:30 pm: Okkyung Lee, Michelle Boulé
12:45-2:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho); Release
2:00-2:45 pm and 3:15-4:00 pm: Okkyung Lee, Michelle Boulé
4:00-5:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho)

Sunday, March 13 (Members Only):

10:30-11:15 am and 11:45am-12:30 pm: Teju Cole, Vijay Iyer, Patricia Franceschy, Linda Oh: “Blindspot”
12:45-2:00 pm: Fit (The Battle of Jericho)
2:00-2:45 pm and 3:15-4:00 pm: Pamela Z
4:00-5:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho)

Monday, March 14: The Met Breuer Closed

Tuesday, March 15 (Members Only):

10:30-11:15 am and 11:45am-12:30 pm: Miranda Cuckson, David Bird
12:45-2:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho); Release
2:00-2:45 pm and 3:15-4:00 pm: Miranda Cuckson, David Bird
4:00-5:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho)

Wednesday, March 16 (Members Only):

10:30 am-4:00 pm: Reiko Yamada “Reflective” featuring Vijay Iyer
4:00-5:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho)

Thursday, March 17 (Members Only):

10:30-11:15 am and 11:45am-12:30 pm: Becca Stevens, Linda Oh, Vijay Iyer
12:45-2:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho); Release
2:00-2:45 pm and 3:15-4:00 pm: Teju Cole, Vijay Iyer, Patricia Franceschy, Linda Oh: “Blindspot”
4:00-5:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho)

Friday, March 18 (Opening Day, The Met Breuer Opens to the General Public):

10:30-11:15 am and 11:45am-12:30 pm: Teju Cole, Patricia Franceschy, Linda Oh, Vijay Iyer: “Blindspot”
12:45-2:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho); Release
2:00-2:45 pm and 3:15-4:00 pm: Vijay Iyer, HPrizm, Okkyung Lee
4:00-5:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho)
5:00-6:30 pm: Release; Fit (The Battle of Jericho)
6:30-7:15 pm and 7:45-8:30 pm: Raw Materials: Vijay Iyer, Rudresh Mahanthappa

Saturday, March 19:

10:30-11:15 am and 11:45am-12:30 pm: Vijay Iyer, Elena Pinderhughes, DJ Val-Inc
12:45-2:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho); Release
2:00-2:45 pm and 3:15-4:00 pm: Vijay Iyer, Teju Cole, Patricia Franceschy, Okkyung Lee: “Blindspot”
4:00-5:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho)

Sunday, March 20:

10:30-11:15 am and 11:45am-12:30 pm: “Encounter” Vijay Iyer, Hans Tutschku
12:45-2:00 pm: Fit (The Battle of Jericho)
2:00-2:45 pm and 3:15-4:00 pm: Mendi + Keith Obadike
4:00-5:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho)

Monday, March 21: The Met Breuer Closed

Tuesday, March 22:

10:30-11:15 am and 11:45am-12:30 pm: Tyshawn Sorey Trio with Tyshawn Sory, Cory Smythe, Chris Tordini
12:45-2:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho); Release
2:00-2:45 pm and 3:15-4:00 pm: Tyshawn Sorey Trio (Tyshawn Sory, Cory Smythe, Chris Tordini)
4:00-5:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho)

Wednesday, March 23:

10:30-11:15 am and 11:45am-12:30 pm: Trioing: Vijay Iyer, Tyshawn Sorey, Harish Raghavan
12:45-2:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho); Release
2:00-2:45 pm and 3:15-4:00 pm: Vijay Iyer, Tyshawn Sorey, Harish Raghavan, Jonathan Finlayson
4:00-5:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho)

Thursday, March 24:

10:30-11:15 am and 11:45am-12:30 pm: Martha Redbone with Aaron Whitby, Marvin Sewell
12:45-2:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho); Release
2:00-2:45 pm and 3:15-4:00 pm: THUMS UP: Heems (Himanshu Suri), Rafiq Bhatia, Vijay Iyer, Kassa Overall
4:00-5:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho)
5:00-6:30 pm: Fit (The Battle of Jericho); Eclipse
6:30-7:15 pm and 7:45-8:30 pm: Tirtha: Vijay Iyer, Prasanna, Nitin Mitta

Friday, March 25:

10:30-11:15 am: Courtney Bryan
11:45 am-12:30 pm: Courtney Bryan, Brandee Younger
12:45-2:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho); Release
2:00-2:45 pm and 3:15-4:00 pm: THUMS UP: Heems (Himanshu Suri), Rafiq Bhatia, Vijay Iyer, Kassa Overall
4:00-5:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho)
5:00-6:30 pm: Fit (The Battle of Jericho); Eclipse
6:30-7:15 pm and 7:45-8:30 pm: Tirtha: Vijay Iyer, Prasanna, Nitin Mitta

Saturday, March 26:

10:30-11:15 am and 11:45am-12:30 pm: Vijay Iyer, Liberty Ellman, HPrizm
12:45-2:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho); Release
2:00-2:45 pm and 3:15-4:00 pm: Vijay Iyer, Grégoire Maret, Okkyung Lee
4:00-5:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho)

Sunday, March 27:

10:30-11:15 am and 11:45 am-12:30 pm: Trioing: Vijay Iyer, Marcus Gilmore, Matt Brewer
12:45-2:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho); Release
2:00-2:45 pm and 3:15-4:00 pm: Vijay Iyer, Marcus Gilmore, Matt Brewer, Elena Pinderhughes, Adam O'Farrill
4:00-5:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho)

Monday, March 28: The Met Breuer Closed

Tuesday, March 29:

10:30-11:15 am and 11:45 am-12:30 pm: Vijay Iyer, Craig Taborn: Radically Unfinished
12:45-2:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho); Release
2:00-2:45 pm and 3:15-4:00 pm: Vijay Iyer, Craig Taborn: Radically Unfinished
4:00-5:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho)

Wednesday, March 30:

10:30-11:15 am and 11:45 am-12:30 pm: Steve Lehman Trio with Matt Brewer and Damion Reid 
12:45-2:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho); Release
2:00-2:45 pm and 3:15-4:00 pm: Fieldwork with Tyshawn Sorey, Steve Lehman, Vijay Iyer
4:00-5:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho)

Thursday, March 31:

10:30-11:15 am and 11:45 am-12:30 pm: Fieldwork with Tyshawn Sorey, Steve Lehman, Vijay Iyer
12:45-2:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho); Release
2:00-2:45 pm and 3:15-4:00 pm: Tyshawn Sorey: Conduction (open rehearsal)
4:00-5:00 pm: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; Fit (The Battle of Jericho)
5:00-6:30 pm: Fit (The Battle of Jericho); Eclipse
6:30-7:15 pm and 7:45-8:30 pm: Tyshawn Sorey: Conduction

​Resident Artist Vijay Iyer and musician/composer Wadada Leo Smith will premiere their new work A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke at The Met Breuer on March 30 and 31. These performances are sold out. 

Above: Vijay Iyer photo by Paula Lobo

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