Knowledge Identifier: +Michael_Nyman
English composer of minimalist music, pianist, librettist and musicologist, known for the many film scores he wrote during his lengthy collaboration with the filmmaker Peter Greenaway, and his multi-platinum soundtrack album to Jane Campions The Piano
Born in 1944.
Countries: United Kingdom (38%), United States (21%), (17%)
Linked to: King's College London, Sir George Monoux College, BBC, King's College London
He wrote introductions for George Frideric Handel's Concerti Grossi, Op. 6 and conducted the most important interview with George Brecht in 1976
Nyman's popularity increased after he wrote the score to Jane Campion's award-winning 1993 film "The Piano"
Gattaca - The score for "Gattaca" was composed by Michael Nyman, and the original soundtrack was released on October 21, 1997
Damon Albarn - Albarn composed the score with collaboration by Michael Nyman for the 1999 movie "Ravenous", and was nominated for a Saturn *award for Best Music for his work
The Draughtsman's Contract - In 2003 the BFI restored the film digitally and this restoration was released on $ DVD. Umbrella Entertainment released the digitally restored film on DVD in Australia, with special features including an introduction and commentary by Peter Greenaway, an interview With Composer Michael Nyman, behind the scenes footage and on set interviews, deleted scenes, trailers and a featurette on the film's digital restoration
In October 2009, Nyman released The Glare, a collaborative collection of songs with David McAlmont, which cast his work in a new light
Svetlana K-Lie - In 2009 she collaborated with Michael Nyman on the occasion of the Anglo-Moskva Festival in Moscow and was commissioned a sculpture by the Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art
David McAlmont - In 2009, McAlmont released "The Glare", a collaboration with leading classical composer Michael Nyman
In 2015 was awarded the Golden Duke for Lifetime Achievement, the special award of the 6th Odessa International Film Festival