Love in Exile

Thursday, September 14, 2023
Love In Exile is presented by three world-class musicians forging a singular voice that takes their distinct backgrounds and vast histories of collaboration to explore one-of-a-kind performances defined by a sense of timeless beauty and sudden surprise alike. This newly released album by Verve Records creates lush, haunting collaborative soundscapes of meditation and yearning. NPR described the project as a “manifestation is musical telepathy”. Arooj Aftab is a Grammy award winning singer, composer, and producer working in various musical styles and idioms, including jazz, minimalism, and Urdu poetry. She is a 2023 United States Artists Fellow and a recipient of the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Music. Vijay Iyer is one of the leading music-makers of his generation. His honors include a MacArthur Fellowship, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a United States Artist Fellowship, a Grammy nomination, and the Alpert Award in the Arts. Shahzad Ismaily’s sensitivity and technical acumen has made him a legend, recording and touring with musicians like Beth Orton, Yoko Ono, Feist, and many others.

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