Michael Nyman

Composer, Musician, Conductor
A prolific composer, Michael Nyman has created unique soundtracks for such features as "The Draughtsman's Contract" (1982), "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover" (1991) and Jane Campion's "The Piano" (1993). The ... Read more »
Born: 03/23/1944 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Music (54)

Where Love Reigns 2014 (Movie)

(Composer)

White Elephant 2013 (Movie)

(Music)

The Trip 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

Genova 2008 (Movie)

(Composer)

Man on Wire 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

Man on Wire 2008 (Movie)

("History Of The Insipid") (Song)

Never Forever 2008 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Teresa: El Cuerpo De Cristo 2007 (Movie)

(Composer)

Nathalie... 2006 (Movie)

(Music)

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story 2006 (Movie)

("Sarabande") (Music Arranger)

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story 2006 (Movie)

("Chasing Sheep Is Best Left To Shepherds") (Composer)

I Am 2005 (Movie)

(Original Score)

The Libertine 2005 (Movie)

Music Producer (Song)

The Libertine 2005 (Movie)

(Composer)

The Libertine 2005 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The Claim 2000 (Movie)

score music performer (Performer)

The Claim 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Wonderland 2000 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

Wonderland 2000 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Ravenous 1999 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Ravenous 1999 (Movie)

score conductor (Music Conductor)

Ravenous 1999 (Movie)

music composer/performer (Music)

The End of the Affair 1999 (Movie)

music composer & conductor (Music)

The Ogre 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Gattaca 1997 (Movie)

music composer and conductor (Music)

Carrington 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Six Days, Six Nights 1994 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Six Days, Six Nights 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

The Piano 1993 (Movie)

conductor (Music Conductor)

The Piano 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

The Hairdresser's Husband 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Drowning By Numbers 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Prospero's Books 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

A Walk Through H 1990 (Movie)

harmonium player (Music)

Les Enfants Volants 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Monsieur Hire 1990 (Movie)

("Quartet Number 1 in G Minor Opus 25") (Performer)

Monsieur Hire 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Vertical Features Remake 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

A Zed and Two Noughts 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

A Zed and Two Noughts 1988 (Movie)

(Performer)

Death in the Seine 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Le Miracule 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Nelly's Version 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Brimstone and Treacle 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

The Draughtsman's Contract 1981 (Movie)

(Performer)

The Falls 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Keep It Up Downstairs 1975 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Keep It Up Downstairs 1975 (Movie)

(Music Arranger)

Keep It Up Downstairs 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

Fairly Secret Army (TV Show)

Music

The Cold Room (TV Show)

Music
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

The Falls 1979 (Movie)

stills (Photography)
Other (4)

Drowning By Numbers 1991 (Movie)

pianist (Other)

A Walk Through H 1990 (Movie)

pianist (Other)

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover 1990 (Movie)

pianist (Other)

Modern American Composers I 1983 (Movie)

(music) (Technical Advisor)

Biography

A prolific composer, Michael Nyman has created unique soundtracks for such features as "The Draughtsman's Contract" (1982), "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover" (1991) and Jane Campion's "The Piano" (1993). The London-born Nyman studied at the Royal Academy of Music and King's College in the early 1960s. He worked variously as a music critic, lecturer, writer and performer, gradually receiving small composing commissions. In 1977, he formed his own permanent performing ensemble, The Michael Nyman Band. He has composed for a wide range of international media and artists.

Relationships

Aet Toome

Wife
married on May 16, 1970

EDUCATION

King's College, University of Cambridge

1964 - 1967
studied with Thurston Dart

Royal Academy of Music

1961 - 1965
(Music)

Conservatoire and Folklore Institute

1965 - 1966

Milestones

2001

Feature directorial debut, an adaptation of his opera "Facing Goya"

1982

Collaborated with Sting on the music for Richard Loncraine's film, "Brimstone and Treacle"

1982

First collaboration on a feature with director Peter Greenaway, "The Draughtsman's Contract"

1980

First collaboration on a documentary with Peter Greenaway, "The Falls"

1976

First score for a feature, "Keep It Downstairs"

1976

Wrote music for Bill Bryden's production of Goldini's "Il Campiello" and formed the Campielo Band which later became the Michael Nyman Band

1974

Wrote book "Experimental Music--Cage and Beyond"

1973

Debut as movie composer and first of numerous collaborations with director Peter Greenaway on an experimental short, "A Walk Through H"

1968

Spent a decade as music critic for The Spectator, New Statesman, The Listener, Tempo, Music and Musicians, and Daily Telegraph

Was college lecturer at several London-area colleges

Editor of baroque music and new music for Universal Edition

Born and raised in London

During the 1970s performed with The Scratch Orchestra (with Brian Eno) in the Portsmouth Sinfonia, and with Steve Reich and Musicians

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with the publicist of the same name.

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There is a Web site devoted to him at http://www.michaelnyman.org/

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