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Sangha: Collaborative Improvisations on Community

Vijay Iyer

Published: 2006-05-01

South Asian American pianist/improvisor/composer Vijay Iyer presents an interview/conversation with his longtime collaborator, saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa. In the non-academic format of a transcribed conversation, the two speakers discuss their individual and collaborative work in improvised music, touching on issues of community, history, and identity.

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There is a curious yet enormously fruitful duality in the way that improvisation plays on our expectations and perspectives.

– Tracey Nicholls