Nautilus

The Jazz Pianist Vijay Iyer Played “Remembrance” for Us on 9/11

Iyer analyzes the morphology of jazz with the precision of a scientist.Photograph by Bruno Bollaert / Flickr

hen we visited three years ago, on Sept. 11, at his home in Harlem, the monthly theme was . The jazz pianist was glad to talk about the subject and play signature pieces by Thelonious Monk

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Nautilus

Nautilus11 min readLeadership & Mentoring
Your IQ Matters Less Than You Think: In studies of children and historical figures, IQ falls short as a measure of success.
People too often forget that IQ tests haven’t been around that long. Indeed, such psychological measures are only about a century old. Early versions appeared in France with the work of Alfred Binet and Theodore Simon in 1905. However, these tests di
Nautilus5 min read
Are Black Holes Actually Dark Energy Stars?
What does the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way look like? Early next year, we might find out. The Event Horizon Telescope—really a virtual telescope with an effective diameter of the Earth—has been pointing at Sagittarius A* for
Nautilus3 min readPsychology
Why Forests Give You Awe
Can you remember the time when you first felt awe, that feeling of being in the presence of something immense and mind-blowing? The natural world—with its domineering mountains, colossal trees, and tall waterfalls—is one of its main sources. I felt a