15 Mar

mn1here’s Nyman’s website (link) , i think this is a cool idea to get people using his music in there films, he has given a link to a sample song and asks you to upload your video so they can see how they have used his music.


So i downloaded the music( The Embrace, Lost and Found) and listened to it and i thought it was a quiet sad, moving piece. i could feel lots of emotion in the piece.


On the ‘about’ section on his webpage it says :

About Michael Nyman

As one of Britain’s most innovative and celebrated composers, Michael Nyman’s work encompasses operas and string quartets, film soundtracks and orchestral concertos. Far more than merely a composer, he’s also a performer, conductor, bandleader, pianist, author, musicologist and now a photographer and film-maker. Although he’s far too modest to allow the description ‘Renaissance Man’, his restless creativity and multi-faceted art has made him one of the most fascinating and influential cultural icons of our times.

You can also download a sample of his photography and films. He has just published a limited edition photobook and accompanying collection of unreleased recordings, called Sublime.

The title ‘Sublime’ came about by chance.  Nyman said “The dream of every photographer is to be at the right place at the right moment. It happened to me in my city, one morning on Upper Street. I was able to photograph a simple process in sequence there. Near a cinema, a man was affixing the letters of the word ‘Sublime’ under a poster of the film Volver by Almodóvar. It was an omen!”  The unusually-sized book, 38×15 cm, contains 1,946 photographs which have been taken around the world. The volume, together with a 40-minutes-long CD of until now unreleased music and a numbered piano key, is packaged in a luxurious black box.


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