Food for thought: Nico Muhly, composer


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The American composer is a co-founder of the LA Dance Project, which makes its London debut at Sadler’s Wells this week. His opera Two Boys also opens next month at the Met in New York. He tells Charlotte Cripps  about his current reading, watching and listening ...


Relaxed day listening to Cardinall’s Musick disc of Thomas Tallis. 


Locked myself in at home and wrote furiously. Read more of Jenna Miscavige Hill’s book about her leaving Scientology. 


Listened to New York Polyphony singing Byrd. Obsessive TV watching for news the New York Mayoral primary race.


Rosh Hashannah! Listened to most of Jordi Savall’s three-hour album Jerusalem. Obsessively watched TV about the New York Mayoral race


My first orchestral rehearsal with the Met’s orchestra. Once home and in pyjamas, I listened to Chet Baker.


A road trip to Montauk for a friend’s bachelor do, listening to a madcap mix of 90’s R&B, Jaheim, the new  2 Chainz album, vintage Kanye.


More bachelor shenanigans, this time on the beach. Somebody had the foresight to bring a speaker. 


Driving back to New York, there was wrestling for control over the radio, and we ended up with classic rock.