Vijay Iyer’s “Human Archipelago” (Oregon Symphony) – US premiere


Vijay Iyer Portrait Photo: Barbara Rigon

Vijay Iyer’s piece Human Archipelago will be peformed by cellist Inbal Segev. A concerto for cello and orchestra, Iyer’s new piece borrows its title from a book project by author Teju Cole and photographer Fazal Sheikh, about the entanglement of climate change and forced migration.

This performance is part of New Music USA’s Amplifying Voices program, which fosters collaboration and collective action between US orchestras and composers toward racial and gender equity in classical music.