Michael Nyman Band turns 40

Michael Nyman Band turns 40
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On November 14 the Michael Nyman Band will perform at the Barbican, London celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the group’s first performance. The concert, curated by Michael Nyman, will combine rarities and some of Nyman’s best-known works in chronological order.

In October 1976 a bizarre group of musicians played Nyman’s score to Goldoni’s Il Campiello at the opening of the Olivier Theatre. Subsequently, the ensemble became the Michael Nyman Band. Formed 40 years ago this autumn, the Michael Nyman Band has become Nyman’s ‘working model’ for all his compositions, for concert hall, opera house and cinema.

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Michael Nyman Band
14 November 2016, 19:30 | Hall, Barbican

Witness 1
Bird List Song (The Falls)
Chasing Sheep Is Best Left To Shepherds (The Draughtman's Contract)
An Eye for Optical Theory (The Draughtman's Contract)
Fish Beach (Drowning by Numbers)
Knowing the Ropes (Drowning by Numbers)
Memorial (The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover)
Prospero's Magic (Prospero's Books)
Come Unto These Yellow Sands (Prospero's Books)
Miranda (Prospero's Books)
'Chanson einer Dame im Schatten' (from Six Celan Songs)
'Blume' (Prospero's Books)
Franklin/Debbie (Wonderland)
The Shoot-Out (The Claim)
The Departure (Gattaca)
Theatre Boys (The Libertine)
'Apri le coscie, accio ch'io veggia bene’ (from I Sonetti Lussuriosi)
NYman with a Movie Camera: The End
'Urtod' (from War Work: 8 Songs With Film)
'Abscheid' (from War Work: 8 Songs With Film)

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