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Michael Nyman. 2006 photo by David Gamble
Michael Nyman. 2006 photo by David Gamble

Michael Laurence Nyman (born March 23, 1944, London) is an English composer of minimalist music, pianist, librettist and musicologist, perhaps best known for the many scores he wrote during his lengthy collaboration with the filmmaker Peter Greenaway. Michael Nyman is the second album release by Michael Nyman and the first complete album by the Michael Nyman Band, having previously contributed tracks to new music compilations. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2682x3735, 1599 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Michael Nyman ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2682x3735, 1599 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Michael Nyman ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... This article is about a musical style. ... A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ... Antonio Ghislanzoni, nineteenth century Italian librettist. ... A musicologist is someone who studies musicology. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... Peter Greenaway, CBE (born 5 April 1942) is a Welsh-born English [1] film director. ...

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Biography

Nyman studied music composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 1969, he provided the libretto for Harrison Birtwistle's opera, Down by the Greenwood Side and directed the short film Love Love Love before settling into music criticism, where he is generally acknowledged to have been the first to apply the term "minimalism" to music (in a 1968 article in The Spectator magazine about the English composer Cornelius Cardew). He wrote introductions for George Frideric Handel's Concerti Grossi, Op. 6 and conducted the most important interview with George Brecht in 1976. The Royal Academy of Music (RAM) is a constituent college of the University of London, and is one of the worlds leading music institutions. ... Antonio Ghislanzoni, nineteenth century Italian librettist. ... Sir Harrison Paul Birtwistle, CH (born July 15, 1934) is a British composer, widely seen as one of the most significant modern composers from that country. ... The Cruel Mother (Child 20, Roud 9) is a murder ballad. ... Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ... Love Love Love is an Indian Bollywood movie released on August 4, 1989, directed and produced by Babbar Subhash. ... For other uses, see Minimalism (disambiguation). ... Cover of the Nov 12, 2005 issue of The Spectator magazine. ... Cornelius Cardew (May 7, 1936 – London, December 13, 1981) was an English avant-garde composer, and founder (with Howard Skempton and Michael Parsons) of the Scratch Orchestra, an experimental performing ensemble. ... “Handel” redirects here. ... The concerto grosso (Italian for big concert(o), plural concerti grossi) is a form of baroque music in which the musical material is passed between a small group of soloists (the concertino) and full orchestra (the ripieno). ... George Brecht (born Halfway, Oregon, United States 1924) was an early Fluxus artist. ...


Nyman, who had studied with the noted Baroque music scholar Thurston Dart at King's College London, drew frequently on early music sources in his scores for Greenaway's films: Henry Purcell in The Draughtsman's Contract and The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (which included Memorial and Miserere Paraphrase), Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber in A Zed and Two Noughts, Mozart in Drowning by Numbers, and John Dowland in Prospero's Books. Baroque music describes an era and a set of styles of European classical music which were in widespread use between approximately 1600 and 1750. ... Thurston Dart (September 3, 1921 - March 6, 1971), was an eminent British musicologist, conductor and keyboard player. ... For other uses, see Kings College. ... Early music is commonly defined as European classical music from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque. ... Henry Purcell Henry Purcell (IPA: ;[1] September 10 (?),[2], 1659–November 21, 1695), was an English Baroque composer. ... The Draughtsmans Contract is a 1982 film written and directed by Peter Greenaway. ... The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (punctuated onscreen as The Cook The Thief His Wife & Her Lover) is a 1989 film written and directed by Peter Greenaway starring Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren and Alan Howard in the titular roles. ... The memorial at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii commemorates American dead from wars in the Pacific. ... Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (August 12, 1644 – May 3, 1704) was a Bohemian composer and violinist. ... A Zed & Two Noughts (A.K.A. Zoo) is a 1985 film written and directed by Peter Greenaway. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... Drowning by Numbers is a 1988 motion picture directed by Peter Greenaway. ... John Dowland (1563 – February 20, 1626) was an English composer, singer, and lutenist. ... Prosperos Books (1991) is a movie written and directed by Peter Greenaway adapting the Shakespeare play The Tempest. ...

Michael Nyman - Numbers
Michael Nyman - Numbers

Nyman's popularity increased significantly after he wrote the score to Jane Campion's award-winning 1993 film The Piano. The album became a classical music best-seller. Although Nyman's score was central to the movie, he did not receive an Academy Award nomination despite being nominated for both a British Academy Award and a Golden Globe. He has scored numerous other films, the majority of them art films from Europe. His few forays into Hollywood composing have been Gattaca, Ravenous (with musician Damon Albarn), and The End of the Affair. He wrote settings to various texts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for "Letters, Riddles, and Writs", part of Not Mozart. He has also produced a soundtrack for the silent film Man with the Movie Camera. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2347x2898, 1082 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Michael Nyman ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2347x2898, 1082 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Michael Nyman ... Jane Campion (born April 30, 1954 in Wellington, New Zealand) is an Academy Award-winning film maker. ... This article is about the film. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Gattaca is a 1997 science fiction drama film written and directed by Andrew Niccol, starring Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law with supporting roles played by Loren Dean, Gore Vidal and Alan Arkin. ... For the record label, see Ravenous Records. ... Damon Albarn, (IPA: []) (born March 23, 1968 in Leytonstone, London), is an English singer-songwriter who gained fame as the lead singer of rock band Blur. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... “Mozart” redirects here. ... Opening shot A street in the morning Mikhail Kaufman acts as a cameraman in search of the best shot The Man with the Movie Camera, sometimes The Man with a Movie Camera, The Man with a Camera, or Living Russia (Chelovek s kino-apparatom, in Russian: ) is an experimental 1929...


Among Nyman's better known non-film works are the opera Noises, Sounds & Sweet Airs (1987), for soprano, alto, tenor and instrumental ensemble (based on Nyman's score for the ballet La Princesse de Milan); Ariel Songs (1990) for soprano and band; MGV (Musique à Grande Vitesse) (1993) for band and orchestra; concertos for saxophone, piano (based on The Piano score), violin, harpsichord, trombone, and saxophone & cello recorded by John Harle and Julian Lloyd Webber; the opera The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (1986), based on a case-study by Oliver Sacks; and four string quartets. Recently, he produced a new opera on the subject of cloning on a libretto by Victoria Hardie titled Facing Goya, an expansion of their one-act opera Vital Statistics. The lead, a widowed art banker, is written for contralto and the role was first created by Hilary Summers. His newest opera is titled Man and Boy: Dada, on a libretto by Michael Hastings. For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... This article is about the voice-type. ... In music, an alto or contralto is a singer with a vocal range somewhere between a tenor and a mezzo-soprano. ... This article is about Tenor vocalists in music. ... For other uses, see Ballet (disambiguation). ... MGV, or Musique à Grand Vitesse - High-Speed Music is a 1993 musical composition by English composer Michael Nyman. ... The term Concerto (plural concertos or concerti) usually refers to a musical work in which one solo instrument is accompanied by an orchestra. ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored instrument of the woodwind family. ... For the Anne Rice novel, see Violin (novel). ... Harpsichord in the Flemish style A harpsichord is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard. ... The trombone is a musical instrument in the brass family. ... This article is about the stringed musical instrument. ... Julian Lloyd Webber (born April 14, 1951) is a British cellist. ... For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat is a one-act chamber opera by Michael Nyman to an English-language libretto by Christopher Rawlence, adapted from the case study of the same name by Oliver Sacks by Nyman, Rawlence, and Michael Morris. ... Oliver Sacks in 2005. ... The resident string quartet of the Library of Congress in 1963 A string quartet is a musical ensemble of four string instruments—usually two violins, a viola and cello—or a piece written to be performed by such a group. ... For other uses, see clone. ... Antonio Ghislanzoni, nineteenth century Italian librettist. ... Album cover of 2002 recording, conducted by the composer. ... In music, an alto is a singer with a vocal range somewhere between a tenor and a soprano. ... Michael Edward Abney-Hastings, 14th Earl of Loudoun (born 1942) is an British-born Australian rice researcher. ...


On children's television shows, he has created the music for Katie and Orbie and Titch. A male Caucasian toddler child A child (plural: children) is a young human. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Katie and Orbie is an animated television series aimed at preschoolers, originally broadcast in Canada in 1994 by Global and later in America on the Disney Channel and on PBS. Leslie Nielsen (from the Naked Gun films) narrates the adventures of a five-year-old and her friend, a pink... Ball Boy is a comic strip in the UK comic The Beano and also the name of the main character. ...

Michael Nyman
Michael Nyman

Many of Nyman's works are written for his own ensemble, the Michael Nyman Band, a group formed for a 1976 production of Carlo Goldoni's Il Campiello. Originally made up of old instruments such as rebecs and shawms alongside more modern instruments like the saxophone in order to produce as loud a sound as possible without amplification, it later switched to a fully amplified lineup of string quartet, three saxophones, trumpet, horn, bass trombone, bass guitar and piano. This line up has been variously altered and augmented for some works. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 483 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,370 × 2,940 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 483 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,370 × 2,940 pixels, file size: 1. ... The Michael Nyman Band, formerly known as the Campiello Band, is a group formed as a street band for a 1976 production of Carlo Goldonis 1756 play, Il Campiello directed by Bill Bryden at the Old Vic. ... Carlo Goldoni Carlo Osvaldo Goldoni (25 February 1707 - 6 February 1793) was a celebrated Italian playwright, whom critics today rank among the European theatres greatest authors. ... The rebec in Virgin among Virgins (1509), by Gerard David. ... The shawm was a Renaissance musical instrument of the woodwind family, made in Europe from the late 13th century until the 17th century. ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored instrument of the woodwind family. ... Trumpeter redirects here. ... For other uses, see Horn. ... The trombone is a musical instrument in the brass family. ... A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... A short grand piano, with the lid up. ...


Nyman also published an influential book in 1974 on experimental music called Experimental Music: Cage and Beyond (Catalan, Spanish and French translations), which explored the influence of John Cage on classical composers. In the 1970s, Nyman was a member of the infamous Portsmouth Sinfonia — the self-described World's Worst Orchestra — playing on their recordings and in their concerts. He was the featured pianist on the orchestra's recording of Bridge Over Troubled Waters on the Martin Lewis-produced 20 Classic Rock Classics album on which the Sinfonia gave their unique interpretations to the pop and rock repertoire of the 1950s-1970s. Nyman created a similar group called Foster's Social Orchestra, which specialized in the work of Stephen Foster. One of their tracks appeared in the film Ravenous and an additional track, not used in the film, appeared on the soundtrack album. For the Mortal Kombat character, see Johnny Cage. ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... The Portsmouth Sinfonia was a musical group founded by English composer Gavin Bryars, while teaching at Portsmouth School of Art in the early 1970s. ... Martin Lewis. ... For other persons named Stephen Foster, see Stephen Foster (disambiguation). ... For the record label, see Ravenous Records. ...


He has also recorded pop music, with the Flying Lizards; a version of his Bird List from the soundtrack to Peter Greenaway's The Falls appears on their album Fourth Wall under the title Hands To Take. The Flying Lizards is a experimental music group that made several record albums: avant garde and free improvising musicains including Deborah Evans, Deborah Strickland, David Toop, Steve Beresford and David Cunningham have been members at some time. ... The Falls is a 1980 film directed by Peter Greenaway. ...


On 7 July 2007 Nyman performed at Live Earth in Japan. is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Live Earth was a series of worldwide concerts held on 7 July 2007, that initiated a three-year campaign to combat climate change. ...


Personal life

He is married to Aet Nyman and has two daughters, Molly and Martha. His first string quartet quotes "Unchained Melody" in homage to Aet, who appears in Greenaway's The Falls, for which he also composed music. Molly is a composer in her own right; in collaboration with Harry Escott she has written several film scores including for The Road to Guantanamo by her father's frequent collaborator, Michael Winterbottom. Martha is a development researcher for the British Broadcasting Corporation. Michael Nyman supports Queens Park Rangers football club. Unchained Melody is a popular song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. ... The Falls is a 1980 film directed by Peter Greenaway. ... Molly Nyman has composed numerous film scores, mostly in collaboration with Harry Escott. ... This article concerns a televised production about the U.S. military facility on the island of Cuba. ... Michael Winterbottom (b. ... This article is an overview article about the Crown chartered British Broadcasting Corporation formed in 1927. ... Queens Park Rangers are an English football team, from Shepherds Bush, London. ...


Career highlights

  • 1961-67 - Studies at the Royal Academy of Music and King's College London.
  • 1968-78 - Works as music critic (becoming first person to apply the word "minimalist" to music).
  • 1976 - Founds the Campiello Band (now the Michael Nyman Band) and embarks on eleven-film collaboration with Peter Greenaway.
  • 1981 - Releases first Michael Nyman Band album.
  • 1993 - Soundtrack for The Piano wins an Ivor Novello Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and American Film Institute award and goes on to sell over three million copies.
  • 2002-2005 - Composer-in-Residence at Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe, Germany, who performed three Nyman operas and more tunes for his daughters.
  • 2007 Performed on 07-07-2007 from Kyoto, Japan as part of the Live Earth global environmental awareness musical event.

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Works

The Other Side Image File history File links Michael_Nyman-Gattaca-The_Other_Side. ...

From the Gattaca soundtrack

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  • 1974 - Bell Set No. 1 (multiple metal percussion)
  • 1976 - 1-100 (4-6 pianos)
  • 1976 - Waltz in F (variable)
  • 1977 - In Re Don Giovanni (ensemble)
  • 1978 - The Otherwise Very Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz (multiple pianos)
  • 1979 - 'The Masterwork' Award-Winning Fish-Knife (ensemble)
  • 1980 - A Neat Slice of Time (choir)
  • 1981 - Think Slow, Act Fast (ensemble)
  • 1981 - Five Orchestral Pieces for Opus Tree (band*) (based on Anton Webern's Five Orchestral Pieces, Op. 10)
  • 1981 - M-Work (band)
  • 1981 - 2 Violins
  • 1982 - Four Saxes (Real Slow Drag) (saxophone quartet)
  • 1983 - Love is Certainly, at Least Alphabetically Speaking (soprano and band)
  • 1983 - A Handsome, Smooth, Sweet, Smart, Clear Stroke: Or Else Play Not At All (orchestra)
  • 1983 - Time's Up (chamber ensemble)
  • 1983 - I'll Stake My Cremona to a Jew's Trump (electric violin and viola, both players also simultaneously singing)
  • 1984 - The Abbess of Andouillets (choir)
  • 1985 - Nose-List Song (soprano and orchestra) [this and the above two works are from an unfinished opera setting of Laurence Sterne's The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, which Nyman has repeatedly cited as his all-time favorite book]
  • 1985 - Child's Play (2 violins; harpsichord)
  • 1985 - String Quartet No. 1
  • 1986 - Taking a Line for a Second Walk (for orchestra or piano duet)
  • 1986 - The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (opera; libretto by Christopher Rawlence; adapted from the Oliver Sacks case study by Nyman, Rawlence, and Michael Morris)
  • 1986 - And Do They Do (modern dance, 1986)
  • 1987 - Vital Statistics (opera; libretto by Victoria Hardie)
  • 1988 - String Quartet No. 2
  • 1989 - Out of the Ruins (choir)
  • 1989 - La Traversée de Paris (soprano and band)
  • 1989 - The Fall of Icarus (band)
  • 1989 - L'Orgie Parisienne Arthur Rimbaud setting (soprano or mezzo soprano and orchestra)
  • 1990 - Shaping the Curve (soprano saxophone, string quartet or piano)
  • 1990 - Six Celan Songs (contralto and orchestra)
  • 1990 - Polish Love Song (soprano and piano)
  • 1990 - String Quartet No. 3
  • 1991 - Where the Bee Dances (soprano saxophone and orchestra)
  • 1991 - Fluegelhorn and Piano
  • 1992 - Time Will Pronounce (violin, cello, and piano)
  • 1992 - For John Cage (brass ensemble)
  • 1992 - Self-Laudatory Hymn of Inanna and Her Omnipotence (alto and string orchestra or countertenor and viol consort)
  • 1992 - The Convertibility of Lute Strings (solo harpsichord)
  • 1992 - Anne de Lucy Songs (soprano and piano)
  • 1992 - The Upside-Down Violin (orchestra/ensemble)
  • 1993 - MGV: Musique à grande vitesse (band and orchestra)
  • 1993 - The Piano Concerto (piano and orchestra)
  • 1993 - Noises, Sounds & Sweet Airs (1993; opera-ballet setting William Shakespeare's The Tempest)
  • 1993 - Yamamoto Perpetuo (violin solo)
  • 1993 - Songs for Tony (saxophone quartet)
  • 1994 - To Morrow (soprano or soprano saxophone, organ)
  • 1994 - Three Quartets (ensemble)
  • 1994 - Concerto for Trombone (trombone, orchestra, and steel filing cabinets)
  • 1995 - String Quartet No. 4
  • 1995 - Tango for Tim (In memoriam Tom Suster) (harpsichord)
  • 1995 - The Waltz Song (unison voices)
  • 1995 - Viola and Piano
  • 1995 - Grounded (mezzo-soprano, saxophones, violin, piano)
  • 1995 - HRT [High Rise Terminal] (chamber ensemble)
  • 1995 - Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings
  • 1995 - Double Concerto for Saxophone and Cello (saxophone, cello, and orchestra)
  • 1996 - After Extra Time (ensemble)
  • 1997 - Strong on Oaks, Strong on the Causes of Oaks (orchestra)
  • 1997 - The Promise (piano)
  • 1998 - Cycle of Disquietude (Coisas, Vozes, Lettras) (soprano, mezzo-soprano, and band)
  • 1998 - Orfeu (band)
  • 1998 - De Granada A La Luna (band)
  • 1999 - The Comissar Vanishes (band)
  • 2000 - Facing Goya (opera; libretto by Victoria Hardie)
  • 2001 - a dance he little thinks of (orchestra)
  • 2003 - Violin Concerto (violin and orchestra)
  • 2003 - Man and Boy: Dada (opera)
  • 2007 - A Handshake in the Dark (choral piece with orchestra; text by Jamal Jumá [world premiere 8 March 2007, Barbican, London, performed by the BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, John Storgards conducting])
  • 2007 - Interlude in C (expansion of a theme from The Libertine for Accent07 touring ensemble)

*originally recorded by Nyman, Ned Sublette, Susan Krongold, Barbara Benary, Jon Gibson, Richard Cohen, Virgil Blackwell, Peter Zummo, and Peter Gordon at The Kitchen, and intended for Peter Greenaway's short film, The Tree. Anton Webern (December 3, 1883 – September 15, 1945) was an Austrian composer and conductor. ... Laurence Sterne Laurence Sterne (November 24, 1713 – March 18, 1768) was an Irish-born English novelist and an Anglican clergyman. ... The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (or, more briefly, Tristram Shandy) is a novel by Laurence Sterne. ... The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat is a one-act chamber opera by Michael Nyman to an English-language libretto by Christopher Rawlence, adapted from the case study of the same name by Oliver Sacks by Nyman, Rawlence, and Michael Morris. ... The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat is a 1985 book by neurologist Oliver Sacks describing the case histories of some of his patients. ... Oliver Sacks in 2005. ... Case studies involve a particular method of research. ... Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin (1914–1999), usually known as Lord Killanin, was the former head of the International Olympic Committee. ... Rimbaud redirects here. ... Paul Celan Paul Celan (November 23, 1920 – approximately April 20, 1970) was the most frequently used pseudonym of Paul Antschel, one of the major poets of the post-World War II era. ... Inanna was one of the most revered of goddesses among later Sumerian mythology. ... MGV, or Musique à Grand Vitesse - High-Speed Music is a 1993 musical composition by English composer Michael Nyman. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... For other uses, see The Tempest (disambiguation). ... Album cover of 2002 recording, conducted by the composer. ... Template:Tidy up An anti-war choral piece by Michael Nyman, based on texts by the Iraqi poet Jamal Jumá, an exiled poet living in Denmark, and constitutes a series of imaginary letters to his younger brother, a conscript captured by the Americans and whose whereabouts were long unknown. ... Jamal Jumá (b. ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Libertine (La Matriarca) is a 1969 film (also known as The Matriarch) and stars Catherine Spaak. ... Ned Sublette (born 1951 in Lubbock, Texas) is an American composer, musician, and musicologist. ... Barbara Benary is an American composer and ethnomusicologist specializing in Indonesian and Indian music. ... Jon Gibson (b. ... Several people are named Richard Cohen: Rich Cohen, author of Tough Jews, The Avengers, Lake Effect, Sweet and Low. ... Peter Zummo (b. ... Peter Gordon can refer to several people: Peter Gordon, a psychology professor and researcher at Columbia University Peter Gordon, a celebrity chef from New Zealand Peter Gordon, a composer based in New York City Peter Gordon, a silver medalist in the 1932 Olympics Peter Gordon, a politician from New Zealand... The Kitchen is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary art space in New York. ...


Music for films, television, and video games

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From the Gattaca soundtrack by Michael Nyman

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Nyman's music re-used

  • Nyman's "The Heart Asks Pleasure First" (from The Piano) was used as backing music for one of the bank advertisements for Lloyds TSB broadcast on television. It has also been featured in episodes of 20/20.
  • "Sheep & Tides" (from Drowning by Numbers) was featured in a commercial in which a woman smashes a man's car.
  • Music from Ravenous has been used at least once on WFYI's Across Indiana, in a segment titled "On the Trail of John Hunt Morgan", produced by Scott Andrew Hutchins.
  • A Cock and Bull Story contains music from The Draughtsman's Contract, as well as Nyman's arrangements of classical music used in Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon (it does not use any music from Nyman's Tristram Shandy opera).
  • Nyman's music for Peter Greenaway's films has been used in the Japanese television program Iron Chef.
  • Popular "Chasing Sheep is Best Left to Shepherds" (from The Draughtsman's Contract) constituted the main theme of Spanish TV program Queremos Saber, presented by Mercedes Milà in the nineties.
  • Nyman features in 'Nine Songs' (Michaeil Winterbottom, 2004) playing at the Royal Albert Hall.
  • Nyman's MGV: Musique à grande vitesse was used in November 2006 for a new 1-act ballet for the Royal Ballet in London, DGV (danse à grande vitesse) by Christopher Wheeldon.
  • Nyman's "The Heart Asks Pleasure First" was covered by the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. Nyman refused it to be released.

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Selected recordings

  • Man and Boy: Dada - MN Records 102
  • The Very Best of Michael Nyman Film Music 1980-2001 - Virgin EMI CDVED957
  • String Quartets Nos 1-3 - Decca 4730912

External links

  • Stage and Screen Online Comprehensive 60 min audio interview with Michael Nyman
  • Michael Nyman official site
  • Do You Like Me Now?
  • Michael Nyman's homepage at Chester Music
  • Michael Nyman at the Internet Movie Database
  • The Power of the Cadence: Michael Nyman in conversation with Robert Davidson
  • 'The Case Against Nyman Revisited' Recent article on Michael Nyman's use of pre-existing music

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Listening

  • Michael Nyman audio at Internet Archive

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Michael Nyman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (385 words)
Michael Nyman (born March 23, 1944) is a British minimalist composer, pianist, librettist and musicologist, perhaps best known for the many scores he wrote during his lengthy collaboration with the British filmmaker Peter Greenaway.
Nyman studied composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Although Nyman's score was central to the movie he did not receive an Academy Award nomination despite being nominated for both a British Academy Award and a Golden Globe.
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