Michael Nyman Band (UK)
As one of Britain's most innovative and celebrated composers, Michael Nyman's work encompasses operas and string quartets, film soundtracks and orchestral concertos. Far more than merely a composer, he's also a performer, conductor, bandleader, pianist, author, musicologist and now a photographer and film-maker. Although he's far too modest to allow the description 'Renaissance Man', his restless creativity and multi-faceted art has made him one of the most fascinating and influential cultural icons of our times.
The Michael Nyman Band will perform a selection of work including pieces from some of Nyman's best known compositions for film, such as the award winning score for Jane Campion's 1993 film The Piano, and Peter Greenaway classics such as The Draughtsman's Contract and Prospero's Books.