Vijay iyer & Teju Cole: Blind Spot

Vijay Iyer by Barbara Rigon

Vijay Iyer by Barbara Rigon

Midwest premiere
Copresented with the Walker Art Center

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 8:00pm (purchase tickets)
Friday, June 1, 2018, 8:00pm (purchase tickets)
The Walker's William and Nadine McGuire Theater, Minneapolis

“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

Teju Cole 

Teju Cole 

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.

Tickets: $30 ($24 for SPCO/Liquid Music Subscribers and Walker Art Center members)

Related Event:
On Being with Teju Cole and Krista Tippett

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 (reserve tickets)
Doors at 7:00pm | Conversation at 7:30pm
On Being Studios, Minneapolis

On Being, the Peabody Award-winning radio show and podcast, takes up the big questions of meaning at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? In conversation with On Being host Krista Tippett, writer/photographer/art historian Teju Coles shares his distinct artistic voice and reflects on his work and the animating principles behind Blind Spot.

Tickets: Free but reservation required