It's tricky to try to pigeonhole the music of American composer Nico Muhly, born in 1981. A protégé of Philip Glass, Muhly had begun making a name for himself when barely out of his teens, and by his late twenties the Metropolitan Opera and the English National Opera had co-commissioned him to write a full-length opera. This is an album that should interest any fans of early 21st century trends in American new music.
The 29-year-old composer Nico Muhly crossed over into the indie world in part because of his many collaborations with indie artists. He's written arrangements and orchestrations for Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Sam Amidon, Grizzly Bear, and Antony & the Johnsons, among others. Muhly embodies the corroding boundary between classical and popular music, but the two worlds remain distinct in some ways. Classical fans often favor the concert hall, with recorded music as a secondary concern; the reverse is often true in indie and pop. Muhly has proven particularly adept at splitting the difference. He's written lots of music for performance that doesn't appear on any recording.
Nico Muhly: I Drink the Air Before Me. "Please retry". Includes FREE MP3 version of this album. The instrumentation is intimate and the songs are a pleasure many times over. I always enjoy Nico Muhly's compositions.
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Nico Muhly wrote the ballet score I Drink the Air I Breathe for the Stephen Petronio Dance Company’s 25th anniversary. Nico Muhly (1981 - ). I Drink The Air Before Me. 1. Fire Down Below. 2. First Storm. 3. Salty Dog. 6:58. 4. Varied Carols. L'enregistrement de "I Drink the Air Bevfore Me". preuve que le minimalisme répétitif et ses mutations pulsées conviennent bien à la danse. Le cycle s'ouvre et se referme avec un ch¿ur de treble modeste mais touchant. et traverse divers climats instrumentaux.
Nico Muhly has composed a wide scope of work for ensembles, soloists and organizations including the American Ballet Theater, American Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony, percussionist Colin Currie, countertenor Iestyn Davies, pianist Simone Dinnerstein, violinist Hilary Hahn, Gotham Chamber Opera, Maira Kalman, choreographer Benjamin Millepied, Music- Theatre Group, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, Opera Company of. Philadelphia, Paris Opéra Ballet, soprano Jessica Rivera, The Royal Ballet, Saint Thomas Church in New York Cit. .
Profile: Composer, performer, arranger and conductor. Born in Vermont in 1981, Masters in Music from the Juilliard School. Muhly’s orchestral works have been premiered by the American Symphony Orchestra, the Juilliard Orchestra, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Orchestra, the Boston Pops and the Chicago Symphony. I Drink The Air Before Me (Album). Bedroom Community, Decca.
Decca's latest Nico Muhly release – a score commissioned by Stephen Petronio's ballet company – is for the most part a thrill, writes Andrew Clements. With a disc of Nico Muhly's choral works also out this month, Decca seems to have taken up the music of the 29-year-old composer in a big way. This CD is devoted to the ballet score commissioned by Stephen Petronio's company and performed in March last year.
|1||Fire Down Below||6:09|
Programmed By – Ben Frost
|5||Music Under Pressure 1 - Flute||3:04|
|6||Music Under Pressure 2 - Piano||3:32|
Programmed By – Valgeir Sigurðsson
|8||Music For Boys||2:48|
|9||Music For Gino||2:52|
|10||Music Under Pressure 3 - Ensemble||8:31|
Programmed By – Ben Frost
|12||One Day Tells Its Tale To Another||5:11|
|HVALUR10CD, 478 2570||Nico Muhly||I Drink The Air Before Me (CD, Album)||Bedroom Community, Decca||HVALUR10CD, 478 2570||Europe||2010|
|HVALUR10||Nico Muhly||I Drink The Air Before Me (14xFile, FLAC, Album)||Bedroom Community||HVALUR10||Iceland||2010|