Vijay Iyer: Zany, Cute, Interesting

Books | Violin

Composer: Vijay Iyer
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
My piece is titled “Zany, Cute, Interesting.” It’s inspired by the literary theorist Sianne Ngai, whose book Our Aesthetic Categories explores what she calls “weak aesthetics” – our ambivalent or antithetical responses to contemporary culture and commodities: playfulness and desperation, tenderness and aggression, stimulation and boredom. This composition stages a violin performance that might support a similar range of reactions, offering an ambivalence around the notion of virtuosity.– Vijay Iyer
ISBN: 9790600012480
Published on: 29 August 2018
No of pages: 8
Catalogue No: ED30166

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