Nico Muhly and the Prelude to the NY Phil Biennial

Jun 1, 2016

On June 5, the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra and Dance Company will perform at David Geffen Hall in NYC as part of the NY Phil Biennial. Described as “one of the most celebrated and sought-after classical composers of the last decade,” (The Guardian)  composer Nico Muhly was on campus to work with students in the Orchestra on his piece "So Far, So Good" which will also feature choreography by Christopher Williams performed by the students of the Dance Company.

He sat down with IPR's Meg Gruits to talk about the piece, resisting the "Romantic" vision of a composer wandering the woods and the work involved in composition.

Nico Muhly in rehearsal with the Academy Orchestra.
Credit Interlochen Center for the Arts