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Albums by Vijay Iyer

Label: ECM
Quality: FLAC 24 bits 88.2kHz
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Spellbound and Sacrosanct, Cowrie Shell… Spellbound and Sacrosanct, Cowrie Shells and the Shimmering Sea 7:39    
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Track length:7:39
Artist: Vijay Iyer
Performer: Vijay Iyer (piano, electronics)
Miranda Cuckson (violin)
Michi Wiancko (violin)
Kyle Armbrust (viola)
Kivie Cahn-Lipman (violoncello)
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Multiplicity Music
Composer: Vijay Iyer
ISRC: DEB331337251
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Vuln, Pt. 2 Vuln, Pt. 2 4:34    
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Track length:4:34
Artist: Vijay Iyer
Performer: Vijay Iyer (piano, electronics)
Miranda Cuckson (violin)
Michi Wiancko (violin)
Kyle Armbrust (viola)
Kivie Cahn-Lipman (violoncello)
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Multiplicity Music
Composer: Vijay Iyer
ISRC: DEB331337252
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Mutation I: Air Mutation I: Air 4:12    
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Track length:4:12
Artist: Vijay Iyer
Performer: Vijay Iyer (piano, electronics)
Miranda Cuckson (violin)
Michi Wiancko (violin)
Kyle Armbrust (viola)
Kivie Cahn-Lipman (violoncello)
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Multiplicity Music
Composer: Vijay Iyer
ISRC: DEB331337253
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Mutation II: Rise Mutation II: Rise 2:44    
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Track length:2:44
Artist: Vijay Iyer
Performer: Vijay Iyer (piano, electronics)
Miranda Cuckson (violin)
Michi Wiancko (violin)
Kyle Armbrust (viola)
Kivie Cahn-Lipman (violoncello)
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Multiplicity Music
Composer: Vijay Iyer
ISRC: DEB331337254
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Mutation III: Canon Mutation III: Canon 5:47    
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Track length:5:47
Artist: Vijay Iyer
Performer: Vijay Iyer (piano, electronics)
Miranda Cuckson (violin)
Michi Wiancko (violin)
Kyle Armbrust (viola)
Kivie Cahn-Lipman (violoncello)
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Multiplicity Music
Composer: Vijay Iyer
ISRC: DEB331337255
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Mutation IV: Chain Mutation IV: Chain 5:25    
Album only
Track length:5:25
Artist: Vijay Iyer
Performer: Vijay Iyer (piano, electronics)
Miranda Cuckson (violin)
Michi Wiancko (violin)
Kyle Armbrust (viola)
Kivie Cahn-Lipman (violoncello)
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Multiplicity Music
Composer: Vijay Iyer
ISRC: DEB331337256
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Mutation V: Automata Mutation V: Automata 6:32    
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Track length:6:32
Artist: Vijay Iyer
Performer: Vijay Iyer (piano, electronics)
Miranda Cuckson (violin)
Michi Wiancko (violin)
Kyle Armbrust (viola)
Kivie Cahn-Lipman (violoncello)
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Multiplicity Music
Composer: Vijay Iyer
ISRC: DEB331337257
8
Mutation Vi: Waves Mutation Vi: Waves 3:00    
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Track length:3:00
Artist: Vijay Iyer
Performer: Vijay Iyer (piano, electronics)
Miranda Cuckson (violin)
Michi Wiancko (violin)
Kyle Armbrust (viola)
Kivie Cahn-Lipman (violoncello)
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Multiplicity Music
Composer: Vijay Iyer
ISRC: DEB331337258
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Mutation VII: Kernel Mutation VII: Kernel 5:59    
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Track length:5:59
Artist: Vijay Iyer
Performer: Vijay Iyer (piano, electronics)
Miranda Cuckson (violin)
Michi Wiancko (violin)
Kyle Armbrust (viola)
Kivie Cahn-Lipman (violoncello)
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Multiplicity Music
Composer: Vijay Iyer
ISRC: DEB331337259
10
Mutation VIII: Clade Mutation VIII: Clade 1:34    
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Track length:1:34
Artist: Vijay Iyer
Performer: Vijay Iyer (piano, electronics)
Miranda Cuckson (violin)
Michi Wiancko (violin)
Kyle Armbrust (viola)
Kivie Cahn-Lipman (violoncello)
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Multiplicity Music
Composer: Vijay Iyer
ISRC: DEB331337260
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Mutation IX: Descent Mutation IX: Descent 5:17    
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Track length:5:17
Artist: Vijay Iyer
Performer: Vijay Iyer (piano, electronics)
Miranda Cuckson (violin)
Michi Wiancko (violin)
Kyle Armbrust (viola)
Kivie Cahn-Lipman (violoncello)
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Multiplicity Music
Composer: Vijay Iyer
ISRC: DEB331337261
12
Mutation X: Time Mutation X: Time 4:00    
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Track length:4:00
Artist: Vijay Iyer
Performer: Vijay Iyer (piano, electronics)
Miranda Cuckson (violin)
Michi Wiancko (violin)
Kyle Armbrust (viola)
Kivie Cahn-Lipman (violoncello)
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Multiplicity Music
Composer: Vijay Iyer
ISRC: DEB331337262
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When We're Gone When We're Gone 3:29    
Album only
Track length:3:29
Artist: Vijay Iyer
Performer: Vijay Iyer (piano, electronics)
Miranda Cuckson (violin)
Michi Wiancko (violin)
Kyle Armbrust (viola)
Kivie Cahn-Lipman (violoncello)
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Multiplicity Music
Composer: Vijay Iyer
ISRC: DEB331337263

Mutations is Vijay Iyer’s first album as a leader for ECM, and a recording that will widen perceptions of the pianist-composer’s work. At its centre is “Mutations I-X”, a composition scored for string quartet, piano, and electronics. A major piece built out of cells and fragments, it veers through many atmospheres, from moment to moment propulsive, enveloping, lyrical, luminescent, and strangely beautiful. Through thematic interactivity, the interweaving of acoustic and electronic sound-textures, and some decisive improvisational interventions in notated music, Vijay Iyer has created a multi-faceted suite whose very subject is change. Iyer gives a positive value to the concept of ‘mutation’ in this music, and variously appears in it as an interpreter of notated elements, as an improviser, and as “a sort of laptop artist, mixing in noise and different sounds,” encouraging the transformative processes: The suite is framed by three solo statements: "Spellbound and Sacrosanct, Cowrie Shells and the Shimmering Sea”, a solo piano reading of one of Iyer’s early compositions, and “Vuln, Part 2" and "When We're Gone", pieces created in summer 2013. The newer compositions put the piano in counterpoint with electronically generated rhythms and textures which extend the aura of the suite, making the arc of the whole album a journey over changing terrain.

Vijay Iyer piano, electronics
Miranda Cuckson violin
Michi Wiancko violin
Kyle Armbrust viola
Kivie Cahn-Lipman violoncello

Recorded September 2013

About Vijay Iyer:

Composer-pianist VIJAY IYER is one of today’s most acclaimed and respected young American jazz artists. He received the Musician of the Year award in the 2010 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards, the 2010 Echo Award (the “German Grammy”) for best international ensemble with his trio, and the Downbeat Critics Poll for rising star jazz group of the year. His latest recordings on the ACT label include Solo (2010) and the trio album Historicity (2009). Historicity was named jazz album of the year by The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, the annual Village Voice jazz critics poll, and the Downbeat International Critics Poll. In the past decade, Iyer has won the Downbeat Poll in multiple categories, the JJA Jazz Award for Up & Coming Musician of the Year, the CalArts Alpert Award in the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and numerous composer commissions.

Iyer has also composed orchestral and c...