• Michael Nyman
  • Man with a Movie Camera (2001)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Exclusive to the Michael Nyman Band
Unavailable for performance.

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  • 1 hr

Programme Note

Michael Nyman has built up a vivid metropolitan score for Dziga Vertov’s legendary 1929 silent movie THE MAN WITH THE MOVIE CAMERA, a human and optimistic film about the relationship between the city and its people. Nyman's energetic and sensitive music is turning the experimental film into an acoustic poem. Scored for the Michael Nyman Band and to be performed with a 35mm film. Released as a DVD by the British Film Institute, www.bfi.org.uk/video


  • New works for live ensemble to film
    • New works for live ensemble to film
    • Since the invention of machines that projected images onto screen in the early 1800’s, filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock, Dziga Vertov, Charles Chaplin and many others created silent moving pictures for presentation on theatre screens, in this golden era of cinema between 1894-1929. The genre has inspired composers from George Antheil to Joby Talbot to write new scores to accompany these silent masterpieces in the concert hall.