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Michael Nyman


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is a 21st anniversary re-imagining of the classic Michael Nyman album, La Traversée de Paris, showcasing this remarkable renaissance man’s work as composer, filmmaker, photographer and artist.

Limited to just 500 copies, CINE OPERA is presented in a beautiful gatefold sleeve; the iconic album pressed on vinyl for the first time, with the addition of three exclusive bonus tracks and a beautiful fine art print of Michael Nyman’s photography, plus hand-written notes which are hand numbered and signed by the artist. Michael Nyman has been closely involved with every aspect of this exclusive new creation.

This edition contains the following:

• Limited edition of 500 copies worldwide, each hand-signed and individually numbered by Michael Nyman
• Gatefold Sleeve printed on pristine white 300gsm Colorplan with metallic ink, with exclusive Michael Nyman cover artwork
• 2 x 200gram super-heavyweight vinyl records featuring La Traversée de Paris, plus three exclusive bonus tracks (see tracklisting, below)
• CD, containing full album, housed in a Pochette
• Exclusive Michael Nyman photograph, printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
• Michael Nyman essay and sleeve notes, printed on pristine white Colorplan
• Available to order now

Vinyl Track Listing:

Side A
1. L'Entrée
2. La nef de Paris
3. Debarcadere
4. Le Labyrinthe
5. Le Palais Royal

Side B
6. Le Jardin
7. Le theatre d'ombres chinoises
8. L'emeute da la faim
9. Du faubourg a l'assemble
10. Ah ca ira
11. Passage à l’égalite

Side C
12. Les murs des federes
13. De l'Hotel de Ville a la Concorde
14. Cinema d'actualities
15. Champs Elysees
16. Le manifestation

Side D
17. L'Arche de la Defense
18. Chanson einer Dame im Schatten (bonus)

19. Come unto these Yellow Sands (bonus)

20. Miranda (bonus)

Listen to a sample track here

A stunning new limited edition by one of the 20th century’s greatest living composers, CINE OPERA showcases this remarkable renaissance man's work as composer, filmmaker, photographer and artist.
CINE OPERA represents Nyman at a creative peak, bringing together the old and the new, a powerful statement on the timeless nature of his work, his continuing relevance, and his enduring success in multiple artistic fields.

La Traversée de Paris was first commissioned in 1989 to mark France’s bi-centennial celebrations. Nyman continued to use tracks from La Traversée de Paris in other projects - for concert, film and opera, and this process of re-assigning music has informed his approach ever since.

As Nyman has toured the world as a musician and composer, he has kept his camera in hand, and the resulting photographs formed the basis for an acclaimed book, Sublime, and an ongoing series of short films that have been shown at galleries including Tate Modern and MOMA.

It was on his travels in Mexico City that he discovered the Teatro Cine Opera, a beautiful cinema, now in disrepair. Nothing is defunct to Nyman however, everything is open to reinterpretation and holds creative promise.