In this first book-length study in English, Pwyll ap Siôn places Nyman's writings within the general context of Anglo-American experimentalism, minimalism and post-minimalism, and provides a series of useful contexts from which ...
Author: Pwyll ap Siôn
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Nyman's rise to international prominence during the last three decades has made him one of the world's most successful living composers. His music has nevertheless been criticized for its parasitic borrowing of other composers' ideas and for its relentless self-borrowing. In this first book-length study in English, Pwyll ap Siôn places Nyman's writings within the general context of Anglo-American experimentalism, minimalism and post-minimalism, and provides a series of useful contexts from which controversial aspects of Nyman's musical language can be more clearly understood and appreciated.
(Music Sales America). Michael Nyman's The Piano Concerto is based entirely on material selected from his soundtrack to Jane Campion's film 'The Piano.
Author: Michael Nyman
Publisher: Music Sales
(Music Sales America). Michael Nyman's The Piano Concerto is based entirely on material selected from his soundtrack to Jane Campion's film 'The Piano.' This version is for two pianos, reducing the orchestral accompaniment of Nyman's original scoring to a second piano part. Please note you need two copies of this item for performance.
of Nyman's albums up to and including the Michael Nyman Songbook,79
providing a distinctive edgy and visceral sound to Nyman's early recordings
through what he recently described as 'the “audio roughening” process'.80 While
Author: Pwyll ap Siôn
For over three decades Michael Nyman's music has succeeded in reaching beyond the small community of contemporary music aficionados to a much wider range of listeners. An important element in unlocking the key to Nyman's success lies in his writings about music, which preoccupied him for over a decade from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. During this time Nyman produced over 100 articles, covering almost every conceivable musical style and genre - from the Early Music revival and the West's interest in 'world' music, or from John Cage and minimalism to rock and pop. Nyman initiated a number of landmark moments in the course of late twentieth-century music along the way: he was one of the first to critique the distinction between the European avant-garde and the American experimental movement; he was the first to coin the term 'minimalism' in relation to the music of (then largely unknown) Steve Reich and Terry Riley, and later Philip Glass; the first to seriously engage with the music of the English experimental tradition and the importance of Cornelius Cardew, and to identify the importance of Art Colleges in nurturing and developing a radical alternative to modernism; and one of the first writers to grasp the significance of post-minimalists such as Brian Eno and Harold Budd, and to realize how these elements could be brought together into a new aesthetic vision for his own creative endeavours, which was formulated during the late 1970s and early 80s. Much of what transformed and defined Nyman's musical character may be found within the pages of this volume of his writings, comprehensively edited and annotated for the first time, and including previously unpublished material from Nyman's second interview with Steve Reich in 1976. There is also much here to engage the minds of those who are interested in pre-twentieth century music, from Early and Baroque music (Handel and Purcell in particular) to innovative features in Haydn, spatial elements in Berlioz, or Bruckner and Mahler's symphonic works.
When Michael Nyman published his study Experimental Music: John Cage and
Beyond (1974), he could hardly have foreseen his own contribution to that '
beyond'. Rejecting the orthodoxies of British modernism, Nyman had abandoned
Author: Chester Music
Publisher: Chester Music
Available for the first time for solo piano, Revisiting the Piano presents four fabulous arrangements from the motion-picture soundtrack to The Piano, plus two of the film’s favourite themes. This is another wonderfully presented edition with stills from the film, an original manuscript sketch/ note from Nyman to lead actress Holly Hunter, who performed the pieces in the film, and an introduction on Michael Nyman’s music and influences. With clean and accurate engravings, this is the perfect way to explore the touching music of Michael Nyman, an imaginative and instinctive composer. Songlist: - Big My Secret - Here To There - Lost And Found - The Embrace - All Imperfect Things - The Heart Asks Pleasure First