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Michael Nyman to perform in Portugal

BRITISH PIANIST and composer Michael Nyman, who is celebrating 30 years in the music business this year, will perform in Portugal in November.

He will be performing solo at Europarque in Santa Maria da Feira (Aveiro, central Portugal) on November 14, at Teatro Gil Vicente in Coimbra on November 15 and with the Michael Nyman Band on November 16 at the Centro Cultural de Belém, in Lisbon.

Nyman last performed in Portugal in March 2005.

His music has reached its largest audience by way of his film scores, most famously for director Peter Greenaway, with whom he has collaborated on 11 movies, beginning with Five Postcards from Capital Cities in 1966.

Other directors with whom he has worked include Jane Campion (The Piano), Volker Schlöndorff (The Ogre), Neil Jordan (The End of the Affair), Michael Winterbottom (Wonderland, The Claim, 9 Songs and A Cock and a Bull story), Dorota Kedzierzawska (Jestem) and Laurence Dunmore (The Libertine).

He also collaborated with ex-Blur frontman, Damon Albarn on the music for Antonia Bird’s Ravenous.

Nyman has provided music for a fashion show, the opening of a high-speed rail link and a computer game, the music/ multi-video event The Commissar Vanishes, based on David King’s book about Stalinist manipulation of photographic documents and the opera Facing Goy (2000), which is a taut thriller taking genetics as its subject matter.

Fans of his music for cinema can expect to hear some of his best loved themes at his forthcoming concerts in Portugal in November.

Please contact the venues directly for tickets and further information.

Tickets are likely to become available at the usual ticket agencies in the coming weeks.