Notes & Reviews:
Composer in Progress delivers unique insight into Michael Nyman's very personal views, his thoughts & emotions... .his world. Nyman, a minimalist composer, is most well-known for film scores of "The Draughtsman's Contract", "The Ogre", "Man on Wire, and "The Piano". This cinematic journey grants unprecedented access to the composer and his working life and also uncovers Nyman's increasing passion for filming, editing footage, and photography.
American Record Guide
Nyman's music is deceptively simple: once you begin listening to many works, you realize after a while how the pieces are intricately related to each other and how packed they are with various layers of expressive meaning - the complex, often hilarious, but absolutely equivocal expression of a society bombarded with information, branding, and mass culture. Even irony seems to suggest hope when Nyman is ironic. The cinematography and production are first rate.
This is a good way to get a glimpse of one of the most interesting composers of the last few decades, and one who has always made music his own way, performing with his own ensemble: the Michael Nyman Band, a group of a dozen musicians.
Run Time: 52 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
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Works DetailsNyman, Michael : Work(s)
- Period Time: Contemporary