Michael Nyman

One of Britain’s most innovative and celebrated composers, Michael Nyman’s work encompasses operas and string quartets, film soundtracks and orchestral concertos. In addition to his work as a composer, he is also a performer, conductor, bandleader, pianist, author, musicologist, photographer and filmmaker.

Nyman first made his mark on the musical world in the late 1960s when he invented the term ‘minimalism’. In 1976, he formed his own ensemble, the Michael Nyman Band, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014. For over three decades, the group has been the laboratory for much of his inventive and experimental compositional work. Nyman's most notable scores include a dozen Peter Greenaway films, such as The Draughtsman’s Contract and The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover; Neil Jordan’s The End Of The Affair; several Michael Winterbottom features including Wonderland and A Cock and Bull Story; the Hollywood blockbuster Gattaca, and Jane Campion’s 1993 film, The Piano, the soundtrack of which has sold more than three million copies. Most recently, his music was used in the 2009 BAFTA award-winning and in Oscar-nominated film, Man on Wire and Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Worlds which premiered at Cannes in 2015.

Over the last couple of decades, Michael Nyman has completed “CINE OPERA”, a series of video works shot in various parts of the world. Drawn from his globe-trotting travels, introspective journeys and life-changing discoveries, the series is a collection of over 50 cinematographic records documenting various capsules of every-day life, spontaneous events and chosen circumstances through first-hand observation.  In July 2010 Michael Nyman released his first feature film entitled NYman with a Movie Camera. The film presents a shot-by-shot reconstruction of Dziga Vertov's iconic film, Man with a Movie Camera, replacing the original sequences with footage from Michael Nyman's own film archives shot over the last two decades. Deeply rooted in Vertov’s original ideas concerned with “the Perception of Truth”, the documentation of “life as it is” and that of “life caught unawares”, Nyman's film attempts to capture the essence of “what is there”, and reflects on what he calls the Persistence of glance, a multi-sensorial experience of time as it occurs, of life as it happens and as recorded by the human memory. The film is a modern-day take on experimental documentary film making through the bias of cinematographic collage.

Nyman’s visual practice has been exhibited in various public institutions, such as the Tate Modern in London, the Reina Sophia Museum in Madrid, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His recent work NYman with a Movie Camera was installed to great public and critical acclaim in Edinburgh for the Edinburgh International Festival, attracted thousands of young people during evening performances at Miami Art Fair, and was the VIP presentation at Zona Maco Art Fair in Mexico City. The installation has been seen more recently at the Aidekkman Arts Center in Boston with a 7 screen version of the installation at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence in August 2016.

Upcoming dates

Date Spectaclesort descending Lieu Ville Pays
2017-06-21 00:00:00-2017-06-21 00:00:00 Ciné Opera Series Milanesiana Turin Italy
2017-09-06 00:00:00-2017-09-06 00:00:00 War Work Chiesa di San Domenico Citta Di Castello Italy

Past dates

Date Spectaclesort descending Lieu Ville Pays
2010-11-01 00:00:00-2010-11-01 00:00:00 Ciné Opera Series Torino Film Festival Torino Italy
2011-02-01 00:00:00-2011-02-01 00:00:00 Ciné Opera Series Berlin Film Festival Berlin Germany
2011-02-01 00:00:00-2011-02-01 00:00:00 Ciné Opera Series CPH Pix Film Festival Copenhagen Denmark
2011-09-01 00:00:00-2011-09-01 00:00:00 Ciné Opera Series ERARTA St Petersburg Russia
2011-09-01 00:00:00-2011-09-01 00:00:00 Ciné Opera Series Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Moscow Russia
2011-10-01 00:00:00-2011-10-01 00:00:00 Ciné Opera Series Abbaye de Jumièges Jumièges France
2015-04-01 00:00:00-2015-04-01 00:00:00 Ciné Opera Series Aidekkman Arts Center, Tufts University Boston USA
2017-02-20 00:00:00-2017-02-20 00:00:00 Ciné Opera Series London Fashion Week London UK
2010-06-01 00:00:00-2010-06-01 00:00:00 Ciné Opera Series The Design Museum Milan Italy
2010-09-01 00:00:00-2010-09-01 00:00:00 Ciné Opera Series Nottingham Contemporary, Night of Festivals 2010 Nottingham UK
2010-11-01 00:00:00-2010-11-01 00:00:00 Ciné Opera Series Arts Arena Foundation Paris France
2010-10-01 00:00:00-2010-10-01 00:00:00 Photography Lucie Foundation Awards New York USA
2011-08-01 00:00:00-2011-08-01 00:00:00 Photography El Chopo Cultural Centre Mexico City Mexico
2011-10-01 00:00:00-2011-10-01 00:00:00 Photography Abbaye de Jumièges Jumièges France
2009-03-15 00:00:00-2009-03-15 00:00:00 Photography De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill on Sea UK
2015-03-01 00:00:00-2015-03-01 00:00:00 Photography Careyes Foundation Careyes Mexico
2013-08-02 00:00:00-2013-11-27 00:00:002013-08-02 00:00:00 2013-11-27 00:00:00 Photography SummerHall, Edinburgh Arts Festival Edinburgh Scotland
2015-04-01 00:00:00-2015-04-01 00:00:00 Photography Aidekkman Arts Center, Tufts University Boston USA
2010-10-01 00:00:00-2010-10-01 00:00:00 NYman With A Movie Camera Barbican Centre London UK
2011-11-01 00:00:00-2011-11-01 00:00:00 NYman With A Movie Camera Torino Film Festival Torino Italy
2011-02-01 00:00:00-2011-02-01 00:00:00 NYman With A Movie Camera Berlin Film Festival Berlin Germany
2011-02-01 00:00:00-2011-02-01 00:00:00 NYman With A Movie Camera Glasgow Film Festival Glasgow Scotland
2011-02-01 00:00:00-2011-02-01 00:00:00 NYman With A Movie Camera CPH Pix Film Festival Copenhagen Denmark
2011-05-01 00:00:00-2011-05-01 00:00:00 NYman With A Movie Camera CarriageWorks Sydney Australia
2011-05-01 00:00:00-2011-05-01 00:00:00 NYman With A Movie Camera MOMA New York USA
2011-09-01 00:00:00-2011-09-01 00:00:00 NYman With A Movie Camera ERARTA St Petersburg Russia
2013-08-02 00:00:00-2013-08-02 00:00:00 NYman With A Movie Camera SummerHall, Edinburgh Arts Festival Edinburgh Scotland
2013-12-01 00:00:00-2013-12-01 00:00:00 NYman With A Movie Camera Miami Art Basel Miami USA
2014-02-01 00:00:00-2014-02-01 00:00:00 NYman With A Movie Camera International Art Fair Mexico City Mexico
2015-04-01 00:00:00-2015-04-01 00:00:00 NYman With A Movie Camera Aidekkman Arts Center, Tufts University Boston USA
2016-09-01 00:00:00-2016-09-01 00:00:00 NYman With A Movie Camera Palazzo Vecchio Florence Italy
2013-12-01 00:00:00-2013-12-01 00:00:00 Manéjese sin demoras. Deben exhibirse en fecha Centre de Cultural Digital Ciudad Juárez Mexico
2014-11-01 00:00:00-2014-11-01 00:00:00 War Work Cité de la Musique Paris France
2015-12-01 00:00:00-2015-12-01 00:00:00 War Work Barbican Centre London UK
2014-10-01 00:00:00-2014-10-01 00:00:00 War Work La Comète - Scène Nationale de Châlon-en-Champagne Châlon-en-Champagne France
2014-11-08 00:00:00-2014-11-08 00:00:00 War Work Kölner Philharmonie Cologne Germany
2015-05-17 00:00:00-2015-05-17 00:00:00 War Work Auditorio Blackberry Mexico City Mexico
2014-11-28 00:00:00-2014-11-28 00:00:00 War Work Müpa Budapest Budapest Hungary
2015-06-06 00:00:00-2015-06-06 00:00:00 War Work Sheffield City Hall Sheffield UK
2015-07-05 00:00:00-2015-07-05 00:00:00 War Work Jardín Botánico Madrid Spain
2014-11-14 00:00:00-2014-11-14 00:00:00 War Work L'Arsenal Metz France
2016-08-01 00:00:00-2016-08-01 00:00:00 A Phoney War Somerset House London UK
2010-10-01 00:00:00-2010-10-01 00:00:00 Man With a Movie Camera Barbican Centre London UK
2010-10-01 00:00:00-2010-10-01 00:00:00 Man With a Movie Camera Warwick Arts Centre Warwick UK
2012-07-01 00:00:00-2012-07-01 00:00:00 Man With a Movie Camera Emilia Romagna Festival Forli Italy
2003-03-01 00:00:00-2003-03-01 00:00:00 Man With a Movie Camera Glasgow's Concert Hall Glasgow Scotland
2003-06-01 00:00:00-2003-06-01 00:00:00 Man With a Movie Camera Royal & Derngate Northampton UK
2005-11-01 00:00:00-2005-11-01 00:00:00 Man With a Movie Camera Casa da Música Porto Portugal
2006-02-01 00:00:00-2006-02-01 00:00:00 Man With a Movie Camera UMAN Mexico City Mexico
2007-11-01 00:00:00-2007-11-01 00:00:00 Man With a Movie Camera Vilnius Concert Hall Vilnius Lituania
2007-11-01 00:00:00-2007-11-01 00:00:00 Man With a Movie Camera Estonia Concert Hall Talin Estonia
2008-06-01 00:00:00-2008-06-01 00:00:00 Man With a Movie Camera National Forum of Music Wroclaw Poland
2009-05-01 00:00:00-2009-05-01 00:00:00 Man With a Movie Camera Teatro San Marco Rovereto Italy
2012-10-01 00:00:00-2012-10-01 00:00:00 Man With a Movie Camera Stadsschouwburg De Oosterpoort Groningen The Netherlands
2012-07-01 00:00:00-2012-07-01 00:00:00 Man With a Movie Camera Ljubljana Castle Ljubljana Slovenia
2002-05-01 00:00:00-2002-05-01 00:00:00 Man With a Movie Camera Southbank Centre London UK
2004-06-01 00:00:00-2004-06-01 00:00:00 Man With a Movie Camera LG Arts Centre Seoul Korea
2004-06-01 00:00:00-2004-06-01 00:00:00 Man With a Movie Camera Kwai Tsing Theatre Hong Kong Chine
2008-06-01 00:00:00-2008-06-01 00:00:00 Man With a Movie Camera Cadogan Hall London UK
2009-03-15 00:00:00-2009-03-15 00:00:00 Man With a Movie Camera De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill on Sea UK
2014-09-01 00:00:00-2014-09-01 00:00:00 The Eleventh Year Bozar Brussels Belgium
2010-10-01 00:00:00-2010-10-01 00:00:00 A Sixth Part of the World Wiener Konzerthaus Vienna Austria
2014-09-01 00:00:00-2014-09-01 00:00:00 A Sixth Part of the World Bozar Brussels Belgium
2011-03-01 00:00:00-2011-03-01 00:00:00 A Sixth Part of the World Konzerthaus Berlin Berlin Germany
2011-09-01 00:00:00-2011-09-01 00:00:00 A Sixth Part of the World Tchaikovsky Concert Hall Moscow Russia
2012-02-01 00:00:00-2012-02-01 00:00:00 A Sixth Part of the World Kursaal Donostia Saint Sebastian Spain
2012-02-01 00:00:00-2012-02-01 00:00:00 A Sixth Part of the World Palau de la Música Catalana Barcelona Spain
2014-09-17 00:00:00-2014-09-17 00:00:00 A Sixth Part of the World Bozar Brussels Belgium
2005-11-01 00:00:00-2005-11-01 00:00:00 À propos de Nice Seville Film Festival Seville Spain