Michael Nyman in Concert – The Musicologist Scores

Live at Studio Halle
A Monarda Arts production, co-produced by Arthaus Musik and WDR/Arte
Supported by the Central German Film Commission (MDM)
and the Arts Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt


Michael Nyman, who is famous for his Oscar nominated film score for Jane Campion’s film “The Piano”, is without doubt one of the great contemporary composers. Fitting the theme of the Handel-Year 2009, Michael Nyman celebrated the German premiere of his newest composition “The Musicologist Scores” in Handel’s hometown Halle. In that piece the composer looks deeply into the subject of Handel’s work. Furthermore, many other of Nyman’s works were performed. All over the world the powerful, energetic playing of The Michael Nyman Band – developed under Nyman‘s leadership over a period of three decades – brings his works to sparkling life and has long since become a characteristic feature of his music.


The concert includes:

  • Chasing Sheep is Best Left Sheperds
  • An Eye for Optical Theory
  • Prawn Watching
  • Time Lapse
  • Nadia
  • Molly
  • Diary of Hate
  • Diary of Love
  • Against Constancy
  • Come onto these yellow Sands
  • Miranda
  • Musicologist Scores
  • Wheelbarrow Walk
  • Knowing the Ropes
  • Water Dances
  • In Re Don Giovanni


Available at Arthaus Musik (DVD and Blu ray)



Producer: Torsten Bönnhoff, Erwin Stürzer
Executive Producer: Oliver Becker
Directed for Screen by: Oliver Becker
Assistant Director: Eva Kohlweyer
Cameras: Volker Striemer, Michael Boomers, Winfried Herrmann, Andreas Splett, Alexander Decker, Ines Thomsen
Sound: Ralph Harrison, John Greenough
Editor: Eva Kohlweyer
Postproduction: Digital Images GmbH
Running Time: 86 min
Picture Format: 16:9
Year of production: 2010


Creative Team


Composer: Michael Nyman
Licht: Andreas Schwab, Yassin Khateeb
The Michael Nyman Band: Michael Nyman, Gabrielle Lester, Catherine Thompson, Catherine Musker, Anthony Hinnigan, David Roach, Simon Haram, Andrew Findon, Steven Sidewell, David Lee, Nigel Barr, Martin Elliot
Ensemble: The Michael Nyman Band