A Perfect Day: Nico Muhly’s London


By Out Contributor

The New York-based composer shares his favorite London haunts

Pictured: Nico Muhly | Photo by Matthew Murphy

Prolific doesn’t even begin to describe the career of Nico Muhly. At 32, the New York-based composer has written two operas, seven film scores, 15 choral arrangements, and 18 orchestral works, and collaborated with the likes of Usher, Björk, Grizzly Bear, Jónsi, and Philip Glass. Having recently wrapped a world tour with Irish singer-song- writer Glen Hansard (Once), he’s gearing up for performances at this year’s Holland Festival. Yet, after years of globetrotting, the musician still thinks of London as his second home. Below, the places there that make him tick.