Don’t miss this series of exclusive interviews with Michael Nyman, including music spanning his entire career. Follow this link for details about each of the five broadcasts.
ArtReach commissioned a new short film from Michael Nyman that was premiered at Night of Festivals 2012. The festival took place 21-23 June in Old Market Square Nottingham.
The film, Witnesses, was given its world premiere screening during the festival’s opening evening in the outdoor surroundings of Old Market Square, and was introduced live by Michael Nyman. Subsequently the film was shown on a loop in The Space at Nottingham Contemporary for the remainder of the Festival.
View a trailer for the film here:
“Michael Nyman’s rhapsodic score brings a heartbreaking immediacy to this story of a brilliant mind gone mysteriously awry,” said director David Schweizer, who has a long history with LBO. “The piece has everything - deeply felt emotions, humor and a haunting portrait of the fine line between mental illness and genius. Plus the intimacy of it, just three characters, affords a kind of behavioral detail that is not often seen on opera stages. I hope that audiences will really feel what these people are going through and what they discover.”
THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT presented by Long Beach Opera.
More Information: longbeachopera.org.
Famous English composer and filmmaker Michael Nyman was in Istanbul to present his ‘NYMan with a Movie Camera,’ which is the remake of a 1929 Soviet Russia classic.
By Neil Cooper, The List
Long before his soundtrack for Jane Campion’s The Piano, Michael Nyman’s very English form of baroque minimalism had impeccable art school credentials. Following his debut on Brian Eno’s Obscure label, this 1981 follow-up five years later was produced by Flying Lizard and Nyman’s former student David Cunningham.