Episode #10

Nico Muhly: Community Theater

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Nico Muhly Nico Muhly (Matthew Murphy)

First, a disclaimer. I wanna make something clear right off the bat here: I'm completely in the tank for Nico Muhly. We went to college together and he has been one of my best friends and most frequent collaborators ever since. But! He is deeply gifted creator, and honestly I'd feel insane not featuring him just because we're close.


Nico is a composer with a very specific point of view – a rabid communicator whose personality factors massively in his work. Nico works extremely well with others; his collaborators live and create in an environment that is just foreign enough to instigate surprising, brilliant results. He curates community on a grand scale, corresponding with dozens of people a day, and is the hardest working person I have ever met. Nico lives his life out loud, and his music is stunning, hilarious, touching, and brilliant. - Nadia Sirota

Hosted by:

Nadia Sirota

Produced by:

Alexander Overington

Nico Muhly: I. Trial By Fire

Nico grew up in Providence, but spent odd corridors of his youth abroad, acquiring languages quickly and setting the tone for his current, punishing travel schedule.

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Nico Muhly: II. Working Together

Nico has worked with film directors, librettists, clarinet players and choreographers, and has written arrangements for an impressive roster of bands and songwriters.

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Nico Muhly: III. "u"

Nico's community is a massive factor in his life. He is very much "in touch," sending emails from the profane to the profound to literally hundreds of people a day. 

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Nico Muhly: Playlist

Hear a piece of music you loved in the show? Click for a complete breakdown of all the music in Episode Ten – Nico Muhly: Community Theater.


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