Composer and pianist Michael Nyman

Michael Nyman to play in the the Millennium Festival

The British pianist and composer will perform at the Palau de la Música on Saturday 17 February.

With its 19th edition, the Millennium Festival continues its tradition of bringing to Barcelona some of the greatest names in the world of music. For example, 17 February sees a concert by a pianist and composer who will be familiar to many as the creator of the soundtrack of the film The Piano, but who has also written works to be played in opera and concert halls. We’re talking about Michael Nyman, a restless and versatile artist who, beyond his contribution to the world of music, has also made a career as a photographer, filmmaker and writer.

Nyman, accompanied by his band, will be on stage at the Palau de la Música to play some of his own compositions with his modular and repetitive style and minimalist touch - in fact, it is said that he was the one who, in a magazine review  of the composer Cornelius Cardew, invented the term minimalism. Michael Laurence Nyman – to use his full name - was born in London in 1944 and studied at the Royal Academy of Music and King's College with composer Alan Bush and Thurston Dart, a musician specializing in the English Baroque. The band accompanying him is made up of eleven musicians, with wind and string sections and an electric bass.

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Publication date: Thursday, 15 February 2018
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