On Thursday, June 15th @ 9:30 AM, DJ Sparkle Motion speaks with innovative composer-pianist Vijay Iyer about his role as Music Director for the seventh edition of the OJAI at Berkeley Music Festival running June 15-17 through Cal Performances.
He’ll discuss festival highlights, musical partners and approaches, and his goal to create a new musical fabric with remarkable artists so Berkeley audiences can experience how the distinct musical communities he is part of come together to make music.
Performers and composers taking part in this year’s festival include:
• Tabla master Zakir Hussain
• Violinist Jennifer Koh
• Percussionist and composer Tyshawn Sorey
• Composer/trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith
• Composer George Lewis
• Vocalist Aruna Sairam
• Jazz saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa
• Conductor and former Ojai music director Steven Schick
• Composer/bassist Stephan Crump