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Nico Muhly talks scintillating score of pivotal ‘Pachinko’

“I’m feeling virtuous,” said Nico Muhly with a smile in an interview with The Daily Californian. The composer had been catching up with old friends and writing in London all afternoon, so feeling good about the productive day was well granted. Also “virtuous” is Muhly’s latest television project:...
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Three Great Things: Nico Muhly

Three Great Things is Talkhouse’s series in which artists tell us about three things they absolutely love. To mark the release of the limited series Pachinko, an adaptation of Min Jin Lee’s bestselling novel which is currently streaming on Apple TV+, the show’s composer, the celebrated musician and songwriter Nico Muhly, shared some of the things that make his life better. — N.D.
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‘Pachinko’ Composer Nico Muhly Gets Intimate in Scoring Epic Series

Click here to read the full article. Classical composer Nico Muhly rarely writes for TV (the BBC “Howard’s End” was the last one, five years ago), making his score for Apple TV+’s eight-hour “Pachinko” something of an event. The century-spanning epic follows a poor Korean woman and her descendants as their lives intertwine, often unhappily, with those of their Japanese neighbors. Variety talked to Muhly about his sensitive music for the miniseries. Why did you want to tackle this project? I’d read the book, like the majority of Americans. Soo Hugh, the showrunner, had somehow come across a lot of my instrumental...
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Tenor Nicholas Phan Releases World Premiere Recordings of Three Works by Nico Muhly on Stranger, Available July 1 from Avie

(May 2022)— Nicholas Phan’s eighth Avie Records album – Stranger: Works for Tenor by Nico Muhly – drops on July 1. Due for both physical and digital release, the new title comprises world premiere recordings of three of the composer’s major works: Impossible Things for tenor, solo violin and orchestra; Lorne Ys My Likinge for countertenor, tenor and piano; and Stranger for tenor and string quartet. A song cycle exploring the American immigrant experience, the title work was expressly written for Phan, who gave its acclaimed world premiere performance two years ago with Brooklyn Rider. The string quartet rejoins him on the new recording, together with countertenor Reginald Mobley, pianist Lisa Kaplan, violinist Colin Jacobsen, conductor Eric Jacobsen and orchestral collective The Knights. Two of the tenor’s most recent solo recordings for Avie – Gods and Monsters (2017) and Clairières (2020) – both received Grammy nominations for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album, making Phan the first singer of Asian descent to be so nominated in the category’s 62-year history. Joined by pianist Myra Huang, he revisits the theme of immigration and migration in a special program at New York’s The Greene Space on May 26, as part of WQXR’s live celebration of AAPI Heritage Month; learn more here.

Nico Muhly composed the score for new AppleTV+ series ‘Pachinko’ (stream a track)

The limited series adaptation of Min Jin Lee's bestselling novel Pachinko premiered on AppleTV+ today and part of its sweeping, sumptuous appeal is Nico Muhly's stirring score. “The music for Pachinko had some heavy lifting to do: the show gracefully skips around from Japan to Korea, from the 1930s to...

Feb 25: The Claremont Trio releases Queen of Hearts - Gabriela Lena Frank, Sean Shepherd, Judd Greenstein, Helen Grime, Nico Muhly, Kati Agócs

The Claremont Trio Releases Queen of Hearts in Celebration of 20th Anniversary. Featuring Music Commissioned for the Trio by Composers Gabriela Lena Frank, Sean Shepherd, Judd Greenstein, Helen Grime, Nico Muhly, and Kati Agócs. Release Date: February 25, 2022. Claremont Trio: “one of America’s finest young chamber groups”...

San Fermin prep ‘In This House’ ft Wye Oak, Nico Muhly, Thao & more (stream a track)

San Fermin have announced In This House, a compilation of unique collaborations with Wye Oak, Thao Nguyen, Nico Muhly and Attacca Quartet, Sorcha Richardson, The Districts and Wild Pink. The idea stemmed from the launch of their new label, Better Company, which was born out of an idea of having a community of musicians with an emphasis on collaboration. The album's out December 10 via Better Company.