CAP UCLA presents: Vijay Iyer & Teju Cole: Blind Spot

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Series tickets now available through CAP UCLA
Individual tickets on sale Monday, July 16
Doors at 7pm

“The intensity of the ensemble’s active engagement with the political zeitgeist on an ugly American morning helped to make [Blind Spot] seem all the more valuable.”  —The Guardian

Composer/pianist Vijay Iyer was named Downbeat Magazine’s Jazz Artist of the Year for 2012, 2015, and 2016. The New York Times observed that “There’s probably no frame wide enough to encompass the creative output of the pianist Vijay Iyer.” Teju Cole is a writer, art historian, photographer and the photography critic of the New York Times Magazine. He is also the author of four books, each in a different genre: the novella Every Day is for the Thief, the novel Open City, the essay collection Known and Strange Things and, most recently, the genre-defying Blind Spot. Their powerful new collaboration, Blind Spot, based on Cole’s new work of the same name, investigates humanity's blindness to tragedy and injustice throughout history combining photography and Cole's own voice with a live score composed by Iyer and also featuring  trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, mallet percussionist Patricia Franceschy and cellist Tomeka Reid.

Funds provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation multi-year grant for Collaborative Intersections in the Visual and Performing Arts.

Media sponsors: KKJZ, KPFK

Funds provided by The Andrew Mellon Foundation multi-year grant for Collaborative Intersections in the Visual and Performing Arts.

Art in Action
Listening to the Landscape
Join us before and after the show for our signature poetry bureau and spoken word slam riffing off the theme, What is Your Blind Spot, featuring special guests from Los Angeles.

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  • 8PM–Saturday, September 22
  • Doors at 7pm
  • $26-$56

Series tickets now available through CAP UCLA
Individual tickets on sale Monday, July 16
Doors at 7pm

“The intensity of the ensemble’s active engagement with the political zeitgeist on an ugly American morning helped to make [Blind Spot] seem all the more valuable.”  —The Guardian

Composer/pianist Vijay Iyer was named Downbeat Magazine’s Jazz Artist of the Year for 2012, 2015, and 2016. The New York Times observed that “There’s probably no frame wide enough to encompass the creative output of the pianist Vijay Iyer.” Teju Cole is a writer, art historian, photographer and the photography critic of the New York Times Magazine. He is also the author of four books, each in a different genre: the novella Every Day is for the Thief, the novel Open City, the essay collection Known and Strange Things and, most recently, the genre-defying Blind Spot. Their powerful new collaboration, Blind Spot, based on Cole’s new work of the same name, investigates humanity's blindness to tragedy and injustice throughout history combining photography and Cole's own voice with a live score composed by Iyer and also featuring  trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, mallet percussionist Patricia Franceschy and cellist Tomeka Reid.

Funds provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation multi-year grant for Collaborative Intersections in the Visual and Performing Arts.

Media sponsors: KKJZ, KPFK

Funds provided by The Andrew Mellon Foundation multi-year grant for Collaborative Intersections in the Visual and Performing Arts.

Art in Action
Listening to the Landscape
Join us before and after the show for our signature poetry bureau and spoken word slam riffing off the theme, What is Your Blind Spot, featuring special guests from Los Angeles.

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