Michael Nyman

Michael Nyman Biography

Michael Laurence Nyman (born 23rd March, 1944 in Stratford, London) is one of the most well-known contemporary English composers. He is also a pianist, conductor, author, musicologist and a photographer and film maker. He composes minimalist music and is most well-known for his film scores, especially for the films of Peter Greenaway and Jane Campion's Piano, but he has also written chamber music for different ensembles (often performed by The Michael Nyman Band) and numerous operas.


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