Love in Exile: Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, and Shahzad Ismaily

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Friday, Sept. 22, 2023
7:30 p.m.
Cost: $45 - $55
12625 SW Crescent St
Beaverton, OR 97005

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Love in Exile is the trio of Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, and Shahzad Ismaily — three of today's most innovative composers and music-makers. Together, they create lush, haunting soundscapes of meditation and yearning, weaving bass, piano, and vocals into a breathtakingly unified sound. Arooj Aftab describes the project as “about self-exile, and the search for freedom and identity, and finding it through love and music.”

Individually, the artists’ accolades are substantial: Vocalist Arooj Aftab, the first Pakistani to win a GRAMMY Award, wows audiences worldwide with her mesmerizing live shows and otherworldly voice; MacArthur Genius and GRAMMY nominee Vijay Iyer is one of today ’s most influential pianists; and multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily’s sensitivity and technical acumen have made him a legend among musicians like the late Lou Reed, for whom he was a session player. Each artist in the trio uses their distinct backgrounds and vast histories of collaboration as a starting point, forging a singular voice.

As Love in Exile, the three musicians bring a one-of-a-kind performance — defined by a sense of timeless beauty and sudden surprise — to The Reser for the first time.