Composer and musician Vijay Iyer talks to NYC-ARTS about his work, what inspires him, and his participation to programming that celebrates the opening of The Met Breuer on Madison Avenue. Followed by a visit to the photography exhibition Steve McCurry: India, now on view at the Rubin Museum of Art.

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> COMING UP THE OPENING OF THE MET BREUER WITH VIJAY IVER AND THEN STEVE McCURRY INDIA NOW O VIEW AT THE RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART.

> FUNDING FOR NYC-ARTS IS MADE POSSIBLE BY ROSALIND P. WALTER JODIE AND JOHN ARNHOLD, ELLE AND JAMES S. MARCUS, ELISE JAFFE AND JEFFREY BROWN, TUESDAY EVENING HOUR IN MEMORY O MARJORIE GRIMM, THE MILTON AND SALLY AVERY ARTS FOUNDATION, AND ELROY AND TERRY KRUMHOLZ FOUNDATION THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM TH NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT O CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHI WITH THE CITY COUNCIL.

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> GOOD EVENING ON WELCOME TO NYC-ARTS TONIGHT WE CELEBRATE AN EXCITING NEW CHAPTER IN THE CULTURAL LIFE OF NEW YORK CITY THE OPENING OF THE MET BREUER ON MADISON AVENUE AND 75th STREET OFFICIALLY OPENED TO THE PUBLI ON MARCH 18, THE METROPOLITA MUSEUM OF ART''S NEW SPAC PRESENTS MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART WITHIN THE GLOBAL CONTEX AND HISTORICAL REACH OF TH MET''S VAST COLLECTIONS THIS LANDMARK BUILDING HAS BEE RESTORED WITH THE ARCHITECT'' ORIGINAL VISION IN MIND.

THE BUILDING''S SIGNATUR FEATURES -- TEXTURED CONCRET SURFACES, BLUE STONE FLOORS AN BRONZE FIXTURES -- WERE BROUGH BACK TO THEIR UNDERSTATED MI CENTURY GLORY.

THE INAUGURAL SEASON AT THE ME BREUER FEATURES QUN UNFINISHED THOUGHTS OF LEFT VISIBLE ' SURVEY OF UNFINISHED WORKS O ART FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO TH PRESENT DAY.

INCLUDED ARE DRAWINGS AN PAINTINGS AS WELL AS SCULPTURE ALSO ON VIEW THE LARGEST EX HI BAGS TO DATE DEDICATED TO INDIAN MODERNIST NASREEN MOH HAMEDI IT INCLUDES MORE THAN 130 WORK PAINTINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS AS WELL AS HER EXQUISITE ABSTRACT DRAWINGS IN PENCIL AND INK O PAPER.

AT THE CENTER OF THE OPENING CELEBRATIONS IS THE MET'' CURRENT ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, VIJAY IYER IYER IS AN ECLECTIC AN MASTERFUL MUSICIAN HE BRINGS A SPIRIT O EXPERIMENTAL AND COLLABORATION INTO ALL OF HIS PROJECTS FOR THE MET BREUER OPENING, HE WILL PRESENT A SERIES OF MARATHON PERFORMANCES IN THE MUSEUM''S LOBBY GALLERY.

HE CALLS THE EVENT RELATION, BRINGING TOGETHER FELLOW ARTISTS OF VARIOUS DISCIPLINES THE SPACE WILL BE ACTIVATE THROUGHOUT THE DAY WITH LIVE PERFORMANCES AS WELL AS SOUN AND VIDEO INSTALLATIONS.

THERE WILL ALSO BE SCREENINGS OF A FILM BY PRASHANT BHARGAVA WITH MUSIC COMPOSED BY IYER NYC-ARTS RECENTLY SPOKE WITH IYER IN THE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT GALLERY AT THE MET''S FIFT AVENUE HOME.

MY NAME IS VIJAY IYER I LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY AND MAKE MUSIC THIS SPACE HAS A NUMBER OF ANCESTORS OF MY INSTRUMENTAL O CHOICE, SO IT''S GOOD TO GET TO KNOW THEM A LITTLE I''M REALLY INTERESTED IN INSTRUMENTS FROM OTHER PARTS O THE WORLD.

MY HERITAGE IS FROM INDIA, AND SO LOOKING AT ALL THES INSTRUMENTS FROM DIFFERENT PARTS OF ASIA AND AFRICA, TOO, HAS BEEN REALLY INSPIRING FOR ME MY PRIMARY WAY OF PLAYING TH PIANO IS BY IMPROVISINGING I WAS PARTLY SELF-TAUGHT IN THAT SENSE, BUT MY MAIN ROLE MODELS FOR HOW TO DO THAT WERE PEOPLE LIKE THELONIOUS MONK, DUKE ELLINGTON, McCOY TYNER, BU POWELL, HERBIE HANCOCK, GERI ALLEN.

THEY ALL COME FROM THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY THEY ALL MAKE MUSIC DEFIANTLY, AGAINST ALL ODDS THEY WERE EXUBERANTLY CREATIVE AND BRILLIANT INNOVATORS YOU KNOW IMPROVE SAYINGS I SOMETHING WE ALL DO ALL TH TIME IT''S THE WAY YOU WALK DOWN TH STREET OR DRIVE A CAR OR CONVERSE WITH PEOPLE ANOTHER EXAMPLE IS IF YOU GO OUT DANCING, YOU KNOW.

NOBODY TOLD YOU EXACTLY WHAT T DO OR WHOM TO DO IT WITH SO IT''S VERY NORMAL, THE EXPERIENCE OF IMPROVISING.

AND SO I GUESS NO ONE EVER TOL ME NOT TO, SO THAT''S WHAT I DO.

IMPROVISING WITH RULES IS ALSO SOMETHING WE''RE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THERE ARE A LOT OF EXAMPLES FROM EVERYDAY LIFE YOU CAN IMAGINE, LIKE BASKETBALL.

BASICALLY BASKETBALL IS THIS EXTREMELY REGULATED SITUATIO WITH AN UNFORESEEN OUTCOME SO THAT''S KIND OF WHAT WE DO WHEN WE PLAY TOGETHER.

IT''S NOT THAT DIFFERENT WE HAVE SOME IDEAS OF HOW IT COULD GO BUT WE ALSO TRY TO OPEN OURSELVES TO WHAT''S HAPPENIN RIGHT NOW AND RESPOND TO EAC OTHER.

AND THAT''S INFINITE, THAT PROCESS, YOU KNOW.

THERE''S NOTHING -- THERE''S NO LIMIT TO IT.

THROUGH THE ENTIRE MONTH O MARCH WE''LL BE ON THE GROUN FLOOR GALLERY IN THE BREUE BUILDING, KIND OF SORT OF SET UP SHOP IN THERE.

YOU ENTER THAT SPACE AND YOU''RE SUDDENLY IN THIS RITUA ENVIRONMENT OF SHARED PRESENCE SO SUDDENLY INSTEAD OF JUS MOVING AROUND THE MUSEUM AND LOOKING AT STUFF, YOU''RE ACTUALLY IN THIS INTERDEPENDEN SITUATION.

IT''S VERY COLLABORATIVE, AND I'' JUST BRINGING IN EVERYONE I CA THINK OF WHO''S IMPORTANT TO M WHO HAS SOMETHING TO OFFER I THIS CONTEXT I''M DOING SOME STUFF WITH TH AUTHOR TEJU COLE WHO''S LONGTIME FRIEND AND HERO O MINE, DOING A DAY LONG SERIES OF TWO-PIANO PERFORMANCES WIT CRAIG TABORN, WHO''S ONE OF THE GREAT PIANISTS OF TODAY.

I''M DOING SOME PERFORMANCES WITH A COLLABORATIVE TRIO I''M A PART OF CALLED 'FIELD WORK' WHICH INCLUDES TYSHAWN SOREY ON DRUM AND STEVE LEHMAN ON ALTO SAXOPHONE.

I''M ALSO PRESENTING THE PREMIERE OF THIS SUITE OF MUSIC COMMISSIONED BY THE MET FOR TH EXHIBIT OF NASREEN MOHAMEDI'' WORKS WHICH WILL BE HAPPENIN UPSTAIRS SO ON THE VERY LAST TWO NIGHTS OF MARCH, WE''RE GOING TO PRESEN THAT IN THE FIFTH FLOO GALLERIES.

IT''S CALLED 'A COSMIC RHYTH WITH EACH STROKE,' WHICH IS PHRASE FROM NASREEN MOHAMEDI'' DIARY.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT BEING IN AN ART MUSEUM IS THAT EVERYTHING YOU LOOK AT IS TH WORK OF A HAND I GUESS IT JUST SORT OF STRUCK ME IMMEDIATELY, HER WORK, TO SEE THESE, LIKE, EXQUISITELY ALMOS OTHER WORLDLY PIECES O PERFECTION YOU KNOW, THESE VERY CAREFUL HAND DRAWN GRIDS AND PATTERN DONE WITH PEN AND INK ON PAPER AND TO KNOW THAT SHE DID IT IN THAT CIRCUMSTANCE.

YOU KNOW, SHE''S A WOMAN ARTIST FROM INDIA WHO WAS DEALING WIT ABSTRACTION IN THE ''60s, ''70s, AND ''80s AT A TIME WHEN IN INDI NOT MANY OTHER PEOPLE WERE DOING THAT AND TO RECONSIDER HER AS PART OF GLOBAL ART HISTORY, YOU KNOW, IT KIND OF CHANGES OUR STORY OF MODERNITY TO INCLUDE PEOPLE FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD IT''S NOT JUST A WESTERN THING AND I CAN RELATE TO THAT [ LAUGHS [ FOR OBVIOUS REASONS, PERHAPS AND THE OTHER THING WAS THAT SHE STRUGGLED WITH THIS DEBILITATING NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASE WHIC ULTIMATELY CLAIMED HER LIFE, AND IT MADE IT VERY HARD TO HOLD A PEN.

SO WHEN YOU SEE THESE VERY DELICATE, PAINSTAKING WORKS ON PAPER AND YOU THINK ABOUT TH KIND OF STRUGGLE THAT LIES BEHIND IT, IT BECOMES THIS KIN OF POWER OBJECT THAT BASICALLY HAS THIS SPIRITUAL FORCE AND I GUESS WHEN I SAW HER WORK, I THOUGHT IMMEDIATELY OF WADAD LEO SMITH.

HE''S BEEN A FRIEND AND HERO AND TEACHER AND COLLEAGUE OF MIN FOR A LONG TIME.

WE''VE WORKED TOGETHER FOR MOR THAN TEN YEARS I''VE KNOWN HIM FOR CLOSE TO 20 AND HE HAS HIS OWN WAY OF MAKING MUSIC THAT''S VERY CONNECTED TO SPIRITUAL PRACTICE SO I THINK HE JUST IMMEDIATELY SAW THE BEAUTY AND THE POWER AND THE POETRY IN HER WORK, AND IT OPENED US BOTH UP TO CREAT SOMETHING TOGETHER WHAT I FOUND IS JUST MAKIN SOMETHING WITH SOMEBODY ELSE BRINGS OUT SOME VERSION OF YOU THAT YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE ACCESS TO OTHERWISE SO IT''S THIS TRANSFORMATIV PROCESS WHERE WE KIND OF BECOM SOMETHING NEW.

AND NOT JUST DO THAT, BU THROUGH THAT PROCESS BUILD SOMETHING.

AND THAT TAKES PATIENCE AND IT TAKES A LOT OF ATTENTION SO THAT''S WHAT WE''LL BE DOING, YOU KNOW, IT''S BASICALLY ABOUT, IF YOU ADDED IT ALL UP THESE SETS THROUGH THE ENTIRE MONTH OF MARCH, IT''S ABOUT A HUNDRE PERFORMANCES OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT SO EACH ONE WILL BE ITS OW ADVENTURE.

EVEN WHEN THERE''S REPERTOIRE INVOLVED, LIKE WHEN WE''RE PLAYING MY COMPOSITIONS OR SOMEONE ELSE''S OR PLAYING A RAG OR PLAYING SOME KIND OF GROOVE SOMETHING, IT''S STILL ABOUT WHAT YOU DO NOW PEOPLE OFTEN ASK AFTER W PERFORM, WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THAT WAS IMPROVISED AND I THINK I UNDERSTAND THE IMPULSE TO ASK THAT QUESTION THE PERSON WHO WAS OBSERVING WANTS TO KNOW IF I WAS MAKIN CHOICES THAT SHE WAS EXPERIENCING SO IT''S KIND OF ABOU COMPASSION, IT''S ABOUT EMPATHY.

IT''S ABOUT, TO AN EXTENT, W WERE THERE TOGETHER.

YOU KNOW, MUSIC IS THIS FORC THAT CREATES COMMUNITY IT''S A POWER THAT WE HAVE AS SPECIES TO DO THAT SO THAT''S WHAT I''M TRYING TO DO

> FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TH LATEST IN ARTS AND CUTURE IN OUR AREA, HERE''S CHRISTINA HA WITH THE NYC-ARTS NEWS

> HI, I''M CHRISTINA HA AT TH NATIONAL ACADEMY MUSEUM AN SCHOOL ON FIFTH AVENUE AND 89t STREET THE ACADEMY IS HONORING ARTIST MIRIAM SHAPIRO WHO PASSED AWAY LAST YEAR AT THE AGE OF 91 HER VISION IS REFLECTED IN THIS, HER FIRST FIRST POSTHUMOUS SHO AND THE FIRST SURVEY OF HER WORK IN NEW YORK CITY A CROSS SECTION OF 20 SHAPIR WORKS ARE ON VIEW ARRANGED T COMPLEMENT THE UNIQUE SPACES O THE ACADEMY MUSEUM''S BEAUX AR MANSION GALLERIES.

SCHAPIRO WAS CONSIDERED A MAJO FORCE IN THE ART OF THE LATE 20th CENTURY IN AMERICA AN INTEGRAL TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FEMINIST ART MOVEMENT.

ALTHOUGH SHE LIVED HERE IN NEW YORK FOR MOST OF HER LIFE, HER RADICAL VISION AS A CREATIVE FEMINIST EVOLVED WHEN SHE LIVE AND WORKED IN CALIFORNIA IN TH 1970s AND JOINED THE WOMAN'' MOVEMENT 'DOLLHOUSE' IS A NEARL SEVEN-FOOT SQUARE COLLABORATIV SCULPTURE.

IT WAS SCHAPIRO''S CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED 'WOMANHOUSE' A COMMUNITY PROJECT THROUGH THE CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS, FEMINIST AR PROGRAM, SCHAPIRO FOUNDED WITH JUDY CHICAGO HER FEMMAGES, CLAJ INCORPORATING WOMEN'' TRADITIONAL ART FORMS AN MOTIFS, ARE ASSOCIATED WITH TH PATTERN AND DECORATION ART MOVEMENT BEAUTY OF SUMMER EXPLODES WITH FLOWER FABRIC SCRAPS THE STRONGER VESSEL, A SIL SCREEN AND ACRYLIC, BLOOMS WIT FLOWERS REPRESENTING SIX HISTORIC RUSSIAN WOMEN ARTISTS MIRIAM SCHAPIRO, A VISIONARY, IS ON VIEW THROUGH MAY 8th.

KRONOS QUARTET, THE SAN FRANCISCO BASED STRING ENSEMBLE, IS CELEBRATING SPRING IN NEW YORK WITH A CREATIVE RESIDENCY AND PERFORMANCES AT CARNEGIE HALL''S ZANKEL HALL.

ALL PART OF KRONOS '50 FOR THE FUTURE' INITIATIVE TO CREATE 5 NEW STRING QUARTET WORKS FOR STUDENTS AND EMERGIN PROFESSIONALS.

THE FIRST OF THESE WILL BE PLAYED IN A PAIR OF CONCERTS I APRIL.

THE PROGRAM ON SATURDAY, APRIL 2, IS A COLORFUL SNAPSHOT OF KRONOS'' 40-YEAR CURIOSITY O MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

KRONOS WILL BE IN RESIDENCE AT CARNEGIE HALL''S WEILL MUSI INSTITUTE TO LEAD A WEEKLONG WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONA STRING QUARTETS.

THE RESIDENCY CULMINATES IN RECITAL BY A TRIO OF EMERGIN ENSEMBLES OF FRIDAY, APRIL 15t AT ZANKEL HALL BALLET HISPANICO, ONE OF THE NATION''S PREMIER LATINO DANCE GROUPS, IS CELEBRATING ITS 45t ANNIVERSARY NEW YORK SEASON AT THE JOYCE THEATER IN APRIL THERE WILL BE EIGHT PERFORMANCES FEATURING A NEW YORK PREMIER AND A SPECIAL MATINEE FO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

THE RUN FEATURES BALLE HISPANICO''S EFFERVESCENT SIGNATURE WORK CLUB HAVANA B CUBAN AMERICAN CHOREOGRAPHER PEDRO RUIZ ALONG WITH A DOUBLE BILL OF SPANISH FAVORITES.

THE NEW YORK PREMIERE OF GUSTAVO RAMIREZ SANSANO''S FLABBERGAST AS WELL AS THE REVIVAL OF RAMON OLLER''S BURY ME STANDING THE EN FAMILIA MATINEE AT TH JOYCE THEATER WILL BE 90-MINUTE FUN-FILLED JOURNEY THROUGH LATIN AMERICAN DANCE AND CULTURE.

ON EAST 60th STREET, THE GROLIER CLUB, A DESTINATION FOR LOVERS OF BOOKS AND THE GRAPHIC ARTS, IS CELEBRATING 400 YEARS O PRINTED BOARD GAMES.

THE GAME OF THE GOOSE, THE EARLIEST COMMERCIALLY PRODUCED BOARD GAME, DATES FROM MEDIEVA TIMES.

A SIMPLE GAME, IT HAS INSPIRED THOUSANDS OF DIFFERENT VERSIONS.

IT HAS INFLUENCED EARLY AMERICAN BOARD GAMES AND IS STILL GOING STRONG TODAY IN EUROPE THE EXHIBITION IS BASED ON ADRIAN SEVILLE''S LONDON COLLECTION AND BRINGS TOGETHER 70 OF THESE REMARKABLE GAMES ON VIEW ARE 400 YEARS OF PRINTED BOARD GAMES.

THEY ARE NOT THE PRIMARILY CHILDREN''S GAMES, THOUGH SOME ARE CLEARLY EDUCATIONAL.

INCLUDED ARE THE FINELY PRINTE GAMES FOR THE ARISTOCRATIC CADETS OF 17th AND 18th CENTUR FRANCE OTHERS ARE DEFINITELY FOR ADULTS INCLUDING A GAME ON A RELIGIOU HERESY HERE, TOO, ARE GAMES RELATED T POLITICS, ADVERTISING, OR JUST DESIGNED FOR GOOD FAMILY FUN IN BROOKLYN, BAMCINEMATEK IS HONORING ACCLAIMED AVANT-GARDE FILMMAKER CHANTAL ACKERMAN THERE WILL BE A MONTH LONG CINEMATIC TRIBUTE TO THE BELGIAN NATIVE AS WELL AS A NEW YORK PREMIER OF HER FINAL WORK.

FROM THE 1960s ON WARD ACKERMA CARVED OUT A SPECIAL NICHE AS FILMMAKER KNOWN FOR TELLIN PERSONAL, INTIMATE STORIES PREFERRING LONG TAKES AND TH DRAMA OF THE EVERY DAY, SH INTENDED HER WORK TO REVEAL TH HEART AND SOUL OF HER SUBJECTS ACKERMAN''S ANOTHER, NATALIA, WA A FAMILIAR PRESENCE IN HER FILMS.

[ SPEAKING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE ] 'NO HOME MOVIE' HER FINAL FILM IS A PORTRAIT OF HER RELATIONSHIP WITH HER MOTHER, HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR AND THAT''S THE NYC-ARTS NEWS.

FROM THE NATIONAL ACADEMY MUSEUM AND SCHOOL ON FIFTH AVENUE, I'' CHRISTINA HA

> STEVE McCURRY HAS TRAVELED THE WORLD, CREATING ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHS OF VANISHING TRADITIONS, ARMED CONFLICTS, AND CONTEMPORARY LIFE.

AS A MEMBER OF THE PRESTIGIOUS MAGNUM PHOTOS COLLECTIVE, HI WORK HAS FREQUENTLY APPEARED I NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE AND IN EXHIBITIONS WORLDWIDE HIS PHOTOGRAPHS ARE NOW ON VIE AT THE RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART WHICH FOCUSES ON ART OF THE HIMALAYAS, INDIA, AND THE SURROUNDING REGION THE IMAGES PROVIDE A VIVID LOO INTO LIFE IN THE SUBCONTINEN OVER THE PAST THREE DECADES.

I WENT TO INDIA WHEN I WA 27 I HAD WORKED ON A LOCA NEWSPAPER OUTSIDE OF PHILADELPHIA FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS, AND I WAS GETTING A BIT BORED.

I WANTED TO TRAVEL I WANTED TO PHOTOGRAPH I VARIOUS CULTURES I JUST BOUGHT A ONE-WAY TICKET WENT TO INDIA, AND I WAS GOING TO JUST STAY THERE AS LONG AS IT TOOK INDIA HAS SUCH AN INCREDIBLE DEPTH OF CULTURE THERE''S SO MANY CONTRADICTIONS THERE''S SO MANY PEOPLE THE GEOGRAPHY, THE RELIGIOUS IT''S JUST RICH.

YOU CAN SPEND SEVERAL LIFETIME AND NEVER REALLY GET TO TH BOTTOM OF IT INDIA IS ONE OF THE MOST SPIRITUAL PLACES IN THE WORLD.

THESE FESTIVALS AND THES EVENTS, THESE RELIGIOUS EVENTS ARE CENTRAL TO LIFE OF THE PEOPLE YOU JUST SEE THEM ON THE STREET.

THIS IS REALLY THE LIFE BLOOD OF THE COUNTRY.

I WAS IN THE CITY OF JODHPUR DURING HOLI.

THERE WAS THIS GROUP O VILLAGERS WHO WERE PERFORMING, THROWING COLOR THEY HAD THIS ONE MAN WHO THEY PAINTED GREEN.

I HAPPENED TO BE ON A WALL I WAS TRYING TO STAY OUT OF TH FRAY BECAUSE IT WAS JUST SO MANY PEOPLE AND SO MUCH COLOR THEY PICKED THIS FELLOW UP T TAKE HIM SOMEWHERE, AND I TOOK SOME PICTURES OF HIM AS THEY WERE MOVING THROUGH THE CROWD.

I THINK IT''S ONE OF MY MORE SUCCESSFUL COLOR PICTURES.

I WANTED TO DO A LONG-TERM PROJECT ON THE TRAIN JOURNEY I INDIA.

EVENTUALLY I GOT AN ASSIGNMENT TO GO AND DO THIS STORY, AND L AND BEHOLD THE WRITER WAS PAUL THEROUX.

SO HERE I AM WITH THIS GREAT AUTHOR, AND WE''RE GOING OFF O THIS ADVENTURE TO TRAVEL B TRAIN THROUGH INDIA.

AND THE FIRST THING THAT I THOUGHT ABOUT WAS, I WONDER IF BY ANY CHANCE THE TRAIN GOES ANYWHERE NEAR THE TAJ MAHAL.

IT TURNED OUT THAT NOT ONLY DOES THE TRAIN GO BY THE TAJ MAHAL, THERE WAS AN ENTIRE RAILROAD YARD NEXT TO THE TAJ SO I SPENT A WEEK IN AGR LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT ANGLE, THE RIGHT TIME, CHECKING TRAIN SCHEDULES, AND MADE THIS PICTURE OF THESE WORKERS ON THE STEA LOCOMOTIVE WITH THE TAJ IN THE BACKGROUND I DON''T THINK IT HAD EVER BEEN PHOTOGRAPHED THAT WAY BEFORE I DID THE STORY ON THE MONSOON ONE OF THE DRAMATIC THINGS O THE MONSOON SEASON IS THAT THERE''S AN INCREDIBLE HEAT BUILDUP, THE WIND BLOWS, THE DUST STORMS COME UP, AND SOA THE MONSOON IS A RELIEF.

I WAS IN THE CITY OF PORBANDAR PHOTOGRAPHING THE MONSOON DURING ONE OF THE FLOODS AND I WAS UP TO MY CHEST IN WATER, AND AS I WAS KIND OF WADING THROUGH THE STREETS I SAW THIS MAN WALKING DOWN WITH A SEWING MACHINE O HIS SHOULDER, AND IT SEEMED SO ODD AND SO SURREAL EVERYBODY FROM AROUND TH NEIGHBORHOOD STARTED ALERTIN THIS MAN THAT THERE''S THIS PHOTOGRAPH GOING TO TAKE YOU PICTURE SO, YOU KNOW, SMILE FO THE CAMERA HE HAD THIS RUSTED SEWIN MACHINE WHICH WAS FROM HIS SHOP.

AND IT''S DESTROYED BUT YET HE'' UP -- ALMOST UP TO HIS NECK IN WATER WITH A SMILE THE BEST PART OF THE STORY WAS THAT THE GERMAN MANUFACTURER O THE SEWING MACHINE SAW THI PICTURE AND TRACKED HIM DOWN AND SENT HIM A NEW SEWING MACHINE.

I LOVE PORTRAITURE, I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE I LOVE THE HUMAN FACE.

I LOVE THE STORIES THAT AR ETCHED INTO PEOPLE''S FACES.

THERE ARE CERTAIN PEOPLE I SEE AS I''M WALKING AROUND THE STREE THAT INSPIRE ME.

AND I WANT TO TELL THAT STORY.

I WANT TO PHOTOGRAPH THAT IT PARTICULAR PERSON.

WHEN YOU MAKE THE PORTRAIT, YO COME WITH THAT ENTHUSIASM, WIT THAT PASSION, AND YOU CAN GE INTO A RELATIONSHIP, INTO KIND OF A ZONE WHERE YOU CREATE THI INCREDIBLE CHEMISTRY AND THI GREAT CONNECTION IT DOESN''T MATTER SO MUCH HOW LONG YOU SPEND WITH THIS PERSON.

IT COULD BE A FEW MOMENTS, BUT SOMEHOW YOU''VE ESTABLISHED THI CONNECTION AND SOMETIMES GREAT THINGS CAN HAPPEN, AND YOU CAN REALLY MAKE A PICTURE WHIC REALLY REVEALS SOMETHING ABOUT THAT PERSON''S PERSONALITY, YOU KNOW, KIND OF DIG DEEP INT THEIR SOUL WHAT I THINK I WANT PEOPLE T TAKE AWAY FROM THIS SHOW OR MY PICTURES IN GENERAL IS THERE'' THIS COMMONALITY OF HUMANITY THAT WE SHARE AND ALTHOUGH W MAY LOOK DIFFERENTLY OR HAVE DIFFERENT RELIGIOUS OR SPEAK DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, WE''RE ALL HUMAN, WE''RE ALL IN THE SAME KIND OF FAMILY SO THIS SORT OF SHARED EXPERIENCE OF BEING ALIVE AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME, I THIN THIS IS A LOOK AT THE WORL WHILE I WAS ALIVE, AND THIS IS WHAT I SAW I THINK I SPENT MY LIFE IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY.

> HELO, I''M RAFAEL AND WELCOME TO THIS WEEK AT LINCOL CENTER ON APRIL 1 AND 2, JAZZ A LINCOLN CENTER WILL PRESENT NEW WORK BY WYNTON MARSALI TITLED SPACES.

BASED ON A SERIES OF COMPOSITIONS WRITTEN FOR DANCERS SPACES ATTEMPTS TO RECAPTURE THE NATURAL FASCINATION WE HAVE WITH THE SOUNDS AND MOVEMENTS O ANIMALS.

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS WILL BE JOINED BY CHARLES LIL BUCK RILEY, AND BY JARED GRIMES, TAP DANCER WHO WON THE 2014 FRED ASTAIRE AWARD.

FOR COMPLETE DETAILS VISIT JAZZ.ORG YOU CAN VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT LINCOLNCENTER.ORG.

> WE HOPE YOU''VE ENJOYED OUR PROGRAM THIS EVENING FROM THE TISCH WNET STUDIOS AT LINCOLN CENTER, I''M PAULA ZAHN THANKS FOR JOINING US.

> NEXT WEEK ON NYC-ARTS -- A PRFILE OF PHOTOGRAPHER GREGORY CREWDSON WHOSE HAUNTING LARG FORMAT IMAGES ARE INSPIRED B MOVIES AND PAINTINGS, AND VISIT TO THE FDR PRESIDENTIA LIBRARY AND MUSEUM IN HYDE PARK, NEW YORK

> FUNDING FOR NYC-ARTS IS MADE POSSIBLE BY ROSALIND P. WALTER JODIE AND JOHN ARNHOLD, ELLE AND JAMES S. MARCUS, ELISE JAFFE AND JEFFREY BROWN.

TUESDAY EVENING HOUR, INC, I MILTON AND SALLY AVERY ART FOUNDATION, AND ELROY AND IT TERRY KRUMHOLZ FOUNDATION.

THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED, I PART, BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT O CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHI WITH THE CITY COUNCIL.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING PROVIDED BY MEMBERS OF THIRTEEN.

NYC-HAD ARTS IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY FIRST REPUBLIC BANK.

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AND BY SWANN AUCTIO GALLERIES.

SWANN AUCTION GALLERIES, WE HAVE A DIFFERENT WAY OF LOOKIN AT AUCTIONS OFFERING VINTAGE BOOKS AND FINE ARTS SINCE 1941 WORKING TO COMBINE KNOWLEDGE WITH ACCESSIBILITY WHETHER YOU''RE A LIFELONG COLLECTOR, A FIRST-TIME BUYER OR LOOKING TO SELL, INFORMATION AT SWANNGALLERIES.COM