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And Do They Do / Zoo Caprices by Michael Nyman

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Release Date: 1986

Label: That's Entertainment Records

And Do They Do
Commissiones By Siobhan Davies and The London Contemporary Dance Theatre, composed during the summer of 1986.
It consists of four linked 'songs' of which the third is based on Schumann's Nachtlied Opus 19, No I .

Zoo Caprices
A transcription of a work for small orchestra (the score for Peter Greenaway's film A ZED TWO NOUGHTS for a solo violin may seem a foolhardy proposition were it not for the stunning virtuosity of Alexander Balanescu who has inspired a number of my compositions in the past six years and who was creatively involved in suggesting, demonstrating and modifying many of the violinistic solutions to the transfer of a multilayered, multi-textured work to a (so-called) single line instrument.

Post production: Nova Studios. Digital editing at Finesplice Studios.


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