Rohan Chander (a.k.a AIYYER) is a composer, pianist, tabla player, and producer based in New York City. His work often explores the interstitial space created through a convergence of the hyper personal and post digital, calling into question an understanding of social systems, identity politics, and intrapersonal relations. Highly dialectical, Rohan’s work addresses narrative through imposed circumstance and ideologically defined counterpoint, frequently resulting in audio-visual super structures i.e. video, choreography, lighting, etc. Through these mechanisms his work hopes to address the diaspora of listening experience and musical function.
Described as “some of the most experimental music” of “electronic craziness” (LA Times), Rohan’s work has been commissioned by organizations such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, and the Matt Marks Impact Fund. His work has been performed by ensembles such as Trio Mythos, Bearthoven, So Percussion, the International Contemporary Ensemble and Alarm Will Sound. Rohan also serves as the production manager for the Wet Ink Ensemble. For more information about his work history, please refer to the resume.