As one of Britain’s most innovative and celebrated composers, Michael Nyman’s work encompasses operas and string quartets, film soundtracks and orchestral concertos. His restless creativity and multi-faceted art has made him one of the most fascinating and influential cultural icons of our times. Far more than merely a composer, he’s also a performer, conductor, pianist, author, musicologist and now a photographer and filmmaker.
His most notable scores number a dozen Peter Greenaway films, Neil Jordan’s The End Of The Affair; several Michael Winterbottom features and, of course, his unforgettable music for Jane Campion’s 1993 film, The Piano. Most recently his music was used in the 2009 BAFTA award winning and Oscar nominated film, Man on Wire.
Since 2002, Michael Nyman has been developing a significant body of photographic and video work. Most recently, he has released his first feature film - NYman with a Movie Camera - which has since been screened at numerous International film festivals and institutions.
MEETING WITH MICHAEL NYMAN - In collaboration with "Union of Film Music Composers Switzerland" - conference/english -
with Michael NYMAN - Stéphane KIRSCHER (pdt UFMC) and Luc DEBRAINE (Hebdo Journalist) moderators
Q&A - Wednesday 9.11 - 14h00 - Uptown Rive
NYMAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA de Michael Nyman - FILM UK - 2010 - 67' - without dialogue
Tuesday 8.11 - 16h30 - Grütli Simon
Wednesday 9.11 - 17h00 - Uptown Rive
NYMAN IN PROGRESS de Silvia Beck - FILM Allemagne - 2010 - 80' - eng/german/fr
Sunday 6.11 - 20h45 - Grütli langlois
Thursday 10.22 - 10h30 - Grütli Simon
CINE-OPERA de Michael Nyman - FILM - without dialogue
Saturday 5.11 - 20h30 - Grütli Fonction : cinéma
Monday 7.11 - 19h15 - Grütli Fonction : cinéma
Wednesday 9.11 - 14h00 - Uptown Rive