NYMAN IN PROGRESS
Director: Silvia Beck
Documentary | D | 2010
82 min | Dolby SR
44th Hof International Film Festival
NYMAN IN PROGRESS is a film about a very special moment in the famous composer’s artistic life. Until now, Michael Nyman’s fine reputation has rested on music. Composing with innovative minimalism for films as memorable as The Draughtsman’s Contract, The Ogre, Man on Wire and most famously for Jane Campion’s “The Piano”, he has reached an international audience. But now, Michael Nyman is about to become a filmmaker himself.
At first it was documenting, “collecting moments”, Michael Nyman was “just curious about the visual world out there”, but now this turns into an art process. Featuring unprecedented access to the man and his work, this film shows one of the greatest composers of our time in all his diversity and endless energy.
But throughout his journeys, the film discovers Nyman’s increasing passion for filming and photography. Witnessing the development of Nyman’s visual works from the very moment of inspiration right through to his editing of the footage and the combination of the visuals with his music, the film gives a unique insight into Michael Nyman’s very personal views, his thoughts and emotions, his world.