1. Jazz pianist, composer and Physics scholar Vijay Iyer has been awarded a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship. 
In our 2010 interview with him he speaks of his musical influences:

I’m very influenced by the music of my heritage, and I’ve spent a good deal of time studying on my own terms and coming to terms with carnatic music — the South Indian classical music. Particularly, I’m interested in rhythmic concepts from South Indian music, and so I work with a lot of these elements in my music. And the structures of that tradition are very mathematical, but it’s in a way that is an aesthetic. It’s not just about calculation for its own sake. It’s something that pervades the visual art and the culture of South India.

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    Jazz pianist, composer and Physics scholar Vijay Iyer has been awarded a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship.

    In our 2010 interview with him he speaks of his musical influences:

    I’m very influenced by the music of my heritage, and I’ve spent a good deal of time studying on my own terms and coming to terms with carnatic music — the South Indian classical music. Particularly, I’m interested in rhythmic concepts from South Indian music, and so I work with a lot of these elements in my music. And the structures of that tradition are very mathematical, but it’s in a way that is an aesthetic. It’s not just about calculation for its own sake. It’s something that pervades the visual art and the culture of South India.

    via Harvard University

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