Wed 27th Mar at 8:00pm
@ Royal Festival Hall, London
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Michael Nyman brings you a special evening of music featuring some of his most renowned, critically acclaimed and loved works from throughout his illustrious years as one of the world's leading composers.
Accompanied by his band, Michael Nyman's appearance at Royal Festival Hall is the first in a number of years at this venue and offers a rare chance to see the master in action.
Nyman: Chasing sheep is best left to shepherds from The Draughtsman's Contract
Nyman: Queen of the night from The Draughtsman's Contract
Nyman: The disposition of the linen from The Draughtsman's Contract
Nyman: An eye for optical theory from The Draughtsman's Contract
Nyman: Prawn watching from A Zed and Two Noughts
Nyman: Time lapse from A Zed and Two Noughts
Nyman: The Musicologist Scores (with music from Handel and Purcell)
Nyman: Memorial from The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover
Nyman: Prospero's magic from Prospero's Books
Nyman: Come unto these yellow sands from Prospero's Books
Nyman: Miranda from Prospero's Books
Nyman: Gliding (1st movement) from Water Dances
Nyman: Synchronising (2nd movement) from Water Dances
Nyman: Coupling (4th movement) from Water Dances
Nyman: Splashing (8th movement) from Water Dances
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.
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