Composer, filmmaker and photographer: Nyman talks about his work across all three disciplines.
Your latest release Collections comprises three parts: a compilation CD, a booklet of photography, and a short film. How did this come to be one single package?
This is a means of presenting the whole range of my current work as composer, photographer and filmmaker. There is an obvious, but pretty rare, I think, continuum between my sonic and visual time-based work – music and film – and a constant interchange between still and moving images. 50,000 Photos Can’t Be Wrong combines, very idiosyncratically I think, all aspects of my preoccupations – music combined with film which is often made up of still images set in motion.
Musician and composer Michael Nyman is developing his other fascination – film, reports Sue Steward.