Sangha: Collaborative Improvisations on Community

Vijay Iyer


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.


improvisation; south asian diaspora; asian american music; jazz

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ISSN: 1712-0624