Nyman at Berlin Film Festival
20th January 2011
Nyman became widely known as a film score composer mainly for his work in many of Peter Greenaway’s films (A Zed & Two Noughts, The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover, Prospero’s Books), as well as for his scores for Wonderland, Gattaca and The Piano, his greatest commercial success thus far. Nyman is considered one of the most innovative and versatile contemporary composers. In addition to scoring films, he has also composed and premiered numerous operas, had musical stints in the games and fashion industries, and made a name for himself as a conductor, critic and director, most recently with his video project NYman with a Movie Camera.
"I feel honoured to support the Talent Campus as a mentor, even more so as I still consider myself to be a Talent" says Michael Nyman (*1944). The Score Competition offers three young composers and/or sound designers the chance to create new scores for selected film excerpts and record them with the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg, with final mixing at the Film and Television Academy (HFF) “Konrad Wolf”. The scores will have their world premiere during the Campus. The best score will be selected by a jury, and its composer wins a Dolby-sponsored tour of the most renowned sound studios in Los Angeles.