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Nyman, Michael

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Gattaca by Andrew Niccol( Visual )

55 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about an all-too-human man who dares to defy a system obsessed with genetic perfection. Vincent is an "In-Valid," who assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of traveling into space with the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. However, a week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect. With a relentless investigator in pursuit and the colleague he has fallen in love with beginning to suspect his deception, Vincent's dreams steadily unravel
Man on wire by James Marsh( Visual )

36 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On August 7th, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center's Twin Towers. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail, before finally being released. This extraordinary documentary incorporates Petit's personal footage to show how he overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to achieve the artistic crime of the century"--Container
Experimental music : Cage and beyond by Michael Nyman( Book )

61 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Nyman's book is a first-hand account of experimental music from 1950 to 1970. First published in 1974, it has remained the classic text on a significant form of music making and composing which developed alongside, and partly in opposition to, the post-war modernist tradition of composers such as Boulez, Berio, or Stockhausen. The experimentalist par excellence was John Cage whose legendary 4' 33'' consists of four minutes and thirty three seconds of silence to be performed on any instrument. Such pieces have a conceptual rather than purely musical starting point and radically challenge conventional notions of the musical work. Nyman's book traces the revolutionary attitudes that were developed towards concepts of time, space, sound, and composer/performer responsibility. It was within the experimental tradition that the seeds of musical minimalism were sown and the book contains reference to the early works of Reich, Riley, Young, and Glass. --Publisher
The Libertine by Laurence Dunmore( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ubicada en Londres, en plena época de la Restauración (1660) - un momento fundamental de progresismo en donde se producían constantes descubrimientos en el mundo de la ciencia, la religión y las artes, y donde crecía una libertad sensual nueva, tiene lugar la historia de John Wilmot, segundo Conde de Rochester, una de las personalidades más complejas de la historia de Inglaterra, un artista que alcanzó la popularidad en su época gracias a su personalidad libertina, su talento y, como no, a su estilo de vida lascivo y rebelde. La osadía de sus escritos atrajo la atención de las altas esferas de su época y se convirtió incluso en confidente del Rey Carlos II muy permisivo con los devaneos del Conde. Sin embargo, cuando el Conde se enamora de Elizabeth Barry una actriz llena de talento y ambición, las cosas van a cambiar.Wilmot va a traspasar los límites de lo permitido, y su destino se va a precipitar sobre él sin que encuentre forma de impedirlo
The trip by Michael Winterbottom( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon
The draughtsman's contract by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

46 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Neville, a young draughtsman, is persuaded to accept a very strange commission: 12 drawings of a country estate in exchange for money and sexual favours. This simple arrangement soon spirals out of control and Mr. Neville finds himself as the prime suspect in a bizarre murder mystery
The Piano by Jane Campion( Visual )

129 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Piano weaves the passionate tale of Ada, a young mute woman desired by two men. Sold into marriage to a husband who doesn't understand her, Ada finds herself drawn to her darkly intense neighbor, stirring up vengeful jealousies and violent emotions. But in the end, only one man truly understands how to win Ada's heart, through her beloved piano."--Container
The piano : original music for the film by Jane Champion [i.e. Campion] by Michael Nyman( Recording )

6 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cook, the thief, his wife & her lover by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

45 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern fable and political satire on the Thatcher years in Britain set at Le Hollandais, a gourmet restaurant. The wife (Mirren) of a barbaric crime boss (Gambon) engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller (Howard) between meals at her husband's restaurant, all observed by the cook (Bohringer). This nightly display of opulence, decadence and gluttony leads to murder, torture and revenge
The claim by Michael Winterbottom( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of regret and greed in the Gold Rush-era American West. in 1867, Daniel Dillon, the wealthy 49er who runs Kingdom Come, a Sierra Nevada boomtown, is trying to bring the railroad through town when the past comes back to haunt him. Twenty years ago, he sold his wife and daughter to another goldminer for the claim to the gold mine that brought him his fortune
Monsieur Hire by Patrice Leconte( Visual )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a provincial French apartment block, Monsieur Hire endures a solitary life of dulling work as a tailor and vitriolic scorn from his neighbors. Hire's only solace is an occasional night out bowling and the voyeuristic admiration of his neighbor. ... When police discover the nude body of another young woman in a nearby vacant lot, Hire becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation"--Container
String quartets 1-3 by Michael Nyman( )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chelovek s kinoapparatom : zapisʹ na plenke v 6-i rolikakh (otryvok iz dnevnika kino-operatora)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This film presents an experiment in the cinematic communication of visible events, without the aid of intertitles, without the aid of a scenario, without the aid of theatre. This experimental work aims at creating a truly international absolute language of cinema based on its total separation from the language of theatre and literature"--Opening titles
Erasing David by David Bond( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How much do the government and private corporations know about people? How much can they find out? In order to discover how much privacy he has left, David Bond disappears from his life in England for one month and tries to go underground in Europe. But with a pair of top-notch detectives on his trail using all the information that the surveillance society has made available, Bond finds his task far trickier than he ever imagined
Where the bee dances : for saxophone and orchestra ; The piano concerto by Michael Nyman( )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chasing pianos : the piano music of Michael Nyman by Michael Nyman( )

3 editions published in 2014 and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carrington by Christopher Hampton( Visual )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carrington is the true story of the tragic relationship between the English painter Dora Carrington and writer, Lytton Strachey. Between the First World War and the early 1930's, they experimented with a way of life beyond the conventional standards of their time, a life which broke all the taboos of society of their desire to live as freely and honestly as they could. They acknowledged openly what most of us are aware of but still reluctant to discuss: that a great many differences can exist between spiritual love and physical desire
The essential Michael Nyman Band by Michael Nyman( )

18 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elefante blanco = White elephant by Pablo Trapero( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in Spanish and German and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a shantytown in the slums of Buenos Aires, Julian and Nicolas work tirelessly to help the local people. Nicolas joins Julian in overseeing the construction of a hospital following the failure of a project he was leading in which paramilitary forces assassinated members of the community. Deeply troubled by his actions, Nicolas finds solace in Luciana. As Nicolas' beliefs wane, work on the hospital is halted, and the faith of the entire community is put to the test
Michael Nyman songbook by Michael Nyman( )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in 6 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Experimental music : Cage and beyond
Alternative Names
Michael Nyman angol zeneszerző

Michael Nyman britischer Komponist

Michael Nyman componist uit Engeland

Michael Nyman compositeur et chef d'orchestre, musicologue et critique musical

Michael Nyman compositore, pianista e musicologo inglese

Michael Nyman kompozytor brytyjski

Michael Nyman un compositor ingles universal del siglo xx era compositor, pianista y musicologista

Michael Nymann

Michael Nymans

Micheal Nyman

Michel Nyman


Nyman, Michael

Nyman, Michael 1944-

Nyman , Michael Laurence

Nyman, Michael Laurence 1944-

Майкл Лоуренс Наймен

Майкл Лоуренс Наймен англійський композитор-мінімаліст, музичний критик і теоретик

Майкл Найман

Майкл Найман композитор-минималист, музыкальный критик и теоретик

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Experimental music : Cage and beyondThe narrated life history of Schoenberg, Elgar, Scriabin, Hindemith, Messiaen, Britten, Arnold, Gorecki, Cage & Nyman