NPR: For Missy Mazzoli, composing is the hard work of making life easier

“As a youngster in rural Pennsylvania, Missy Mazzoli knew she didn’t want to become an astronaut or a nurse. Instead, she announced at age 10 that she was a composer — even though she hadn’t yet written a note. The adults in her life figured she’d get over it…”

Visit the full article to read Missy Mazzoli’s conversation with NPR’s Tom Huizenga on composing, Pennsylvania’s punk scene, Meredith Monk, the awkwardness of tokenism, and many other things.