Vijay Iyer @ CCRMA Special Lecture "Embodied Music Cognition: Compositional and improvisational approaches"
The paradigms of embodied and situated cognition provide an understanding of mind as emerging from real-world, physically embodied, environmentally and culturally located experience. In this informal talk I'll present some ideas about embodied/situated music cognition, and some techniques I have used in my creative work that are inspired by these ideas.
VIJAY IYER: A polymath whose career has spanned the sciences, the humanities and the arts, Iyer received an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in the cognitive science of music from the University of California, Berkeley. He has published articles in Journal of Consciousness Studies, Wire, Music Perception, JazzTimes, and The Best Writing on Mathematics: 2010. In 2013, he will become Director of Banff Centre’s International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music. Vijay has been described by The New Yorker as one of “today's most important pianists... extravagantly gifted.” In an unprecedented series of wins, Iyer received top honors in five categories of the 2012 Down Beat International Critics Poll, including Jazz Artist of the Year, Jazz Album of the Year (for Accelerando), Jazz Group of the Year (for the Vijay Iyer Trio),Pianist of the Year and Rising Star Composer.