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Michael Nyman is a Actor and Sound born on 23 march 1944 at London (United-kingdom)

Michael Nyman

Michael Nyman
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Birth 23 march 1944 (75 years) at London (United-kingdom)
Awards Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Michael Nyman, né à Stratford, Londres le 23 mars 1944, est un compositeur, pianiste, librettiste et musicologue anglais essentiellement connu pour ses musiques de films, dont la plupart des films de Peter Greenaway, La Fin d'une liaison de Neil Jordan, Bienvenue à Gattaca d'Andrew Niccol ou La Leçon de piano de Jane Campion. Il compose également pour le spectacle vivant, opéras ou ballets, ainsi que pour divers ensembles instrumentaux. Il a collaboré avec de nombreux artistes et musiciens dont Carsten Nicolai ou Damon Albarn, chanteur du groupe Blur.

Biography

Michael Nyman suit des études supérieures de musique à la ACS Royal Academy of Music et au King's College de Londres, étudiant le piano, le clavecin, et la musique baroque anglaise, dont certains éléments se retrouveront dans ses compositions. Mélomane, il commence sa carrière en tant que critique musical, se mêlant tant de musique savante et expérimentale que de musique populaire ou de rock. Il est le premier à appliquer le terme minimalisme au domaine de la musique.

Il ne se tourne véritablement vers la composition qu'en 1976, avec une première expérience dans la musique de scène et un arrangement de chants populaires vénitiens pour une comédie de l'auteur italien Carlo Goldoni. C'est également en 1976 qu'il crée son propre ensemble, qui, avant d'être The Michael Nyman Band, s'appelait The Campiello Band. Sa collaboration avec le cinéaste Peter Greenaway, amorcée par quelques courts métrages à la fin des années 1960, se concrétise réellement avec le film Meurtre dans un jardin anglais en 1982.

Ses recherches musicologiques aboutissent à la publication, en 1974, du livre Experimental Music - Cage and Beyond, ouvrage théorique qui fait autorité dans le domaine de la musique contemporaine.

Sa musique trouve son inspiration dans la musique baroque anglaise et des compositeurs comme Haendel ou Purcell tout autant que dans la musique minimaliste ou répétitive de compositeurs contemporains comme Philip Glass.

Son expression artistique s'est diversifiée depuis 2008, avec la publication d'un recueil de photographies, Sublime, et l'exposition de photographies et de courts métrages dans une galerie d'art anglaise.

Best films

The Piano (1993)
(Original Music Composer)
The End of the Affair (1999)
(Original Music Composer)
Man on Wire (2008)
(Music)

Usually with

Ben van Os
Ben van Os
(5 films)
Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(2 films)
Jan Roelfs
Jan Roelfs
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Michael Nyman (39 films)

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Actor

9 Songs
9 Songs (2004)
, 1h9
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance, Pornographic
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Kieran O'Brien, Margo Stilley, Michael Nyman
Roles Himself (uncredited)
Rating48% 2.401532.401532.401532.401532.40153
The film tells the modern love story set over a period of 12 months in London, England, of a young couple: Matt, a British climatologist, and Lisa, an American exchange student. The story is framed in a personal review from Matt's perspective when he is working in Antarctica. Their main common interest is a passion for live music and they frequently attend rock concerts together. The film depicts the couple, or Matt alone, watching nine songs at Brixton Academy and other concert venues. It also shows their weekend getaway into the countryside, and their travels around London. Lisa brings their short and intense relationship to an end at Christmas time when she returns to the United States.

Sound

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words, 1h54
Directed by Stig Björkman
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Alicia Vikander, Isabella Rossellini, Roberto Rossellini, Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Sigourney Weaver
Roles Music
Rating73% 3.69553.69553.69553.69553.6955
Nommée sept fois aux Oscars, Ingrid Bergman y fut récompensée trois fois. Elle fut une des actrices les plus talentueuses de l’âge d’or du cinéma hollywoodien et ses rôles dans des films comme CASABLANCA (1942), HANTISE (1944) et SONATE D’AUTOMNE (1978) sont inoubliables. En partant d’archives privées et d’interviews de ses enfants, ce film dresse un portrait personnel et offre aux spectateurs un aperçu de la vie exceptionnelle d’une jeune Suédoise qui devint l’une des plus célèbres actrices des États-Unis et du monde.
Oldboy
Oldboy (2013)
, 1h44
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Portnow, Michael Imperioli
Rating57% 2.851752.851752.851752.851752.85175
In 1993, Joe Doucett (Josh Brolin) is an alcoholic advertising executive for his company. His constant drinking has gotten him into frequent trouble at work, and one day his ex-wife Donna berates him for missing his daughter, Mia's 3rd birthday, which he brushes off. Later that night, he ruins a meeting with a highly potential client, Daniel Newcombe (Lance Reddick), by hitting on his girlfriend. Knowing that he will likely be fired for his failure, Joe gets drunk, and goes to a bar owned by his friend Chucky (Michael Imperioli), who refuses him entry. While stuck outside, he spots a woman with a yellow umbrella, before passing out.
White Elephant, 2h
Directed by Pablo Trapero
Origin Argentine
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion
Actors Ricardo Darín, Jérémie Rénier, Martina Gusmán
Rating64% 3.249963.249963.249963.249963.24996
Two priests, the old veteran Father Julián and his new younger Belgian colleague, Father Nicolás, and the social worker Luciana, work in a slum area of Buenos Aires, Argentina known as Ciudad Oculta. Together they fight to resolve the issues of the neighborhood’s society. Their work will have them face the clerical hierarchy, the organized crime and the repression, risking their lives defending their commitment and loyalty towards the people of the neighbourhood.
Man on Wire, 1h34
Directed by James Marsh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Documentary, Historical, Crime
Themes Documentary films about cities
Actors Philippe Petit, Paul McGill
Roles Music
Rating76% 3.848763.848763.848763.848763.84876
L'histoire du "crime artistique du siècle". En 1974, Philippe Petit tend un câble entre les tours du World Trade Center, à New York, alors les immeubles les plus hauts du monde, et passe presque une heure à danser en l'air avant de se faire arrêter par la police.
Never Forever, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Vera Farmiga, Ha Jeong-woo, David Lee McInnis, Jackson Pace, Hettienne Park, Lee Hwa-si
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating64% 3.2472453.2472453.2472453.2472453.247245
Arriving home after her father-in-law's funeral, Sophie Lee (Vera Farmiga), a Caucasian woman, and her husband Andrew (David McInnis), a Korean-American, have sex on their kitchen table; Andrew breaks down in her arms shortly after. At the doctor's office, Sophie is told that her husband's sperm isn't healthy enough to get her pregnant, and she pleads with Dr. Hanson (Marceline Hugot) to secretly give her someone else's sperm, though the doctor refuses.
A Cock and Bull Story, 1h34
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about films
Actors Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Keeley Hawes, Shirley Henderson, Raymond Waring, Stephen Fry
Rating66% 3.348613.348613.348613.348613.34861
A Cock and Bull Story depicts Steve Coogan playing himself as an arrogant actor with low self-esteem and a complicated love life. Coogan is playing the eponymous role in an adaptation of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman being filmed at a stately home. He constantly spars with actor Rob Brydon, who is playing Uncle Toby and believes his role to be of equal importance to Coogan's, calling himself the "co-lead".
The Libertine, 1h54
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, Paul Ritter, John Malkovich, Rosamund Pike, Stanley Townsend
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating62% 3.1488753.1488753.1488753.1488753.148875
The story begins with John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester (Depp), delivering his prologue, the main themes of which are his fondness for drink, his sexual proclivities, and his disdain for his audience.
Nathalie..., 1h46
Directed by Anne Fontaine
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart, Gérard Depardieu, Vladimir Yordanoff, Judith Magre, Évelyne Dandry
Rating63% 3.197823.197823.197823.197823.19782
Catherine discovers that her husband Bernard is cheating on her. She decides to pay Parisian prostitute Nathalie to have an affair with her husband, and report back to her.
24 Hours in the Life of a Woman, 1h47
Directed by Laurent Bouhnik
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Agnès Jaoui, Michel Serrault, Bérénice Bejo, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Clément Van Den Bergh, Pascal Greggory
Rating61% 3.0995153.0995153.0995153.0995153.099515
L'action se déroule dans une ville de la Côte d'Azur en trois époques, du début du XX siècle jusqu'en 1980. Marie Collins-Brown, une veuve trentenaire inconsolable, rencontre Anton, un jeune Polonais accro au jeu qui a fui son pays. Bouleversée par sa folie du jeu et son désarroi après avoir tout perdu, elle tente en vain de le sauver.