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The Michael Nyman Band

Thursday, 29 November 2007 at 19:00 in Kaarli Church, Tallinn
Friday, 30 November  - BNFF opening (reserved)

Eesti Kontsert and Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (BNFF) continue the years-long tradition to open the event with performers who would be equally attractive to music and film lovers.

Michael Nyman (b. 1944) could easily be the best-known English composer-minimalist, pianist, scriptwriter, musicologist. He has collaborated with such directors as Neil Jordan, Peter Greenaway, Michael Winterbottom and many others, and has been nominated for the Golden Globe with his original scores for "Gattaca", "The End of The Affair" and "The Piano".

A lot of the pieces Nyman wrote for his own ensemble. The group, initially Campiello Band, came together in 1976 to play his stage music. The cast comprises string quartet, 3 saxophones, trumpet, horn, bass trombone, bass guitar and piano. 

Selected film scores:
The Draughtsman’s Contract (P. Greenaway, 1982), A Zed and Two Noughts (P. Greenaway, 1985), Drowning By Numbers (P. Greenaway, 1987), The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (P. Greenaway, 1989), Prospero’s Books (P. Greenaway, 1990), The Piano (J. Campion, 1993), Gattaca (A. Niccol, 1997), Wonderland (M. Winterbottom, BNFF 1999), The End of the Affair (N. Jordan, 1999), The Son’s Room (N. Moretti, 2001), 9 Songs (M. Winterbottom, 2005),  I Am (D. Kedzierzawska, 2005, BNFF 2006), “Never Forever“ (Gina Kim, BNFF 2007)













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