Wednesday, July 29, 2009

michael nyman

I am in love with Michael Nyman, he is an absolutely incredible composer and pianist.  
Last night Michael Nyman and his band performed a one off show at Hammer Hall. Most of the works they played covered the Peter Greenaway greats; The Draughtsman's Contract, Drowning by Numbers, A Zed and Two Noughts and Prospero's Books...the absolute highlight for me was the recital of 'Big My Secret' from The Piano.

Although...I don't think you can get much better than this modern composition from The Draughtsman's Contract (1982). Do you think there is something inherently English about this sound? 
"Chasing Sheep is Best Left to Shepherds"