Nico grew up in Providence, but spent odd corridors of his youth abroad, acquiring languages quickly and setting the tone for his current, punishing travel schedule. He was a child chorister who became deeply obsessed with the American minimalists in high school. He attended Columbia and Juilliard concurrently and studied as many things as he could, while working creative part-time jobs. Nico is very, very funny, which fact, coupled with his insatiable appetite for any and all interesting information, sets the stage for his completely unique, frenetic, densely-packed, fantastic scores. - Nadia Sirota