Watch my interview with a Puerto Rican-born composer and multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón. She writes music for voices, orchestras, and films as well as robots, toys, and plants. Angélica lives in Brooklyn, where she’s always looking for ways to incorporate her love of drag, comedy, and the natural world into her work. Her recent commissions include works for Opera Philadelphia, the LA Philharmonic, the NY Philharmonic, the Seattle Symphony, Sō Percussion, Kronos Quartet, Roomful of Teeth, and an original score for the HBO docuseries Menudo: Forever Young. She regularly performs a solo show and is a founding member of the tropical electronic band Balún. As an educator, Angélica has been a teaching artist with NY Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program (2013–2021) and with Lincoln Center Education (2014–2018).