Nico Muhly Convenes Literature, Electronica, and More

The restlessly creative (and constantly commissioned) composer Nico Muhly continues along his rigorously offbeat path on his second album. The title piece has mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer reciting a list of old phone numbers and addresses that she and Muhly wrote from memory; “Wonders” includes settings of a poem by King James I and an excerpt from The Travels of Sir John Mandeville (circa 1356). Electronica, minimalism, and the Baroque all meet here.


Nico Muhly


Out July 22