Interview: Nico Muhly

The dynamic composer discusses his Met Opera production of "Two Boys"

Two years ago, composer Nico Muhly premiered his first full-scale opera with London’s English National Opera. The critically acclaimed work, entitled “Two Boys,” also became a commercial success, and now US audiences will have an opportunity to experience the performance when it premieres later this month at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House. With this, he will again flex his musical prowess and perhaps even bring …

Interview: Graph Rabbit

The minimalist duo on their craft and why they choose to perform their entire album front-to-back, with no computers

by Naheed Simjee NYC-based Butterscotch Records recently hosted a unique event that defines its guiding philosophy. Two of the artists on the label, Mikael Jorgensen and Graph Rabbit, played a show at west LA record shop Touch Vinyl and while the artists performed, headphone pros Audeze (one of the few to use planar magnetic drivers) installed high-end hi-fi turntable listening stations for people to listen …

Interview: Sin Fang

The Icelandic musician discusses taking his sound from album to performance

We’ve come to expect nothing short of wonderment from the Icelandic music that reaches global airwaves—expressive and exploratory, but with recognizable pop tinges. Sin Fang delivers all of the above and his 2013 album Flowers was one of the year’s best. It’s a beautiful collection of tracks, occasionally soaring in an ethereal soundscape, sometimes jangling around with rock sensibilities, but always grounded with thoughtful lyricism. …