Composer Nico Muhly has an impressive resume; he has worked with Philip Glass, Rufus Wainwright, Will Oldham, Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons), Björk, The National, and most recently with Grizzly Bear on their album Veckatimest.
Muhly’s works have been premiered by the Chicago Symphony, the Juilliard Orchestra, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Orchestra, the Boston Pops, Clare College Choir, New York’s Saint Thomas Church Choir, and the Paris Opera, among others, and he has written film scores for Choking Man (2006), Joshua (2007), Margaret (2009) and the Acadamy Award nominated film, The Reader (2008).
His albums Speaks Volumes and Mothertongue, and his live shows, have received high acclaim in the international press. The cast of characters who appear on Mothertongue include his closest collaborators - violist Nadia Sirota, folk singer Sam Amidon and, last but not least, Icelandic producer Valgeir Sigurdsson. Sigurdsson 's and Muhly's view on musical relationships was, in part, the inspiration for Bedroom Community, the label Sigurdsson founded and which created both Mothertongue and its predecessor, Speaks Volumes, Muhly's 2006 debut.
NICO MUHLY: http://www.myspace.com/muhly
Nico appears at London’s Union Chapel on Friday 8 May presented by the Arctic Circle. This show should appeal to fans of Max Richter, Hauschka, Johann Johannsson, Peter Broderick…
Also appearing will be Samamidon and Doveman.
Doors are at 7pm. Tickets £10 adv
Tickets for the show: http://www.unionchapel.org.uk/events.php/120/nico_muhly_and_guests_sam_amidon_doveman
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=73773765861
Arctic Circle: http://www.jointhecircle.net