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Michael Nyman

Publisher: Chester Music

Gattaca for Orchestra (2003)
Chester Music Ltd
Sub Category
Large Orchestra
Year Composed
17 Minutes
Programme Note
Michael Nyman Gattaca for Orchestra (2003)

1. The morrow
2. God's hands/Becoming Jerome
3. Not the only one
4. The Departure

Andrew Niccol's first feature was made in 1997. It presents a future society of genetically-engineered people where Jerome (Ethan Hawke), a 'natural birth', assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of travelling into space.

This is Michael Nyman's first Hollywood score, composed for full orchestra. This orchestral suite was made in 2001 to celebrate the opening of the new arts complex Valencia and was revised in 2003 for an all-Nyman concert given by the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, London.

  • 04 JUL 2019
    Opera de Lyon, France
    Orchestre de la Garde Republicaine

    Other Dates:
    8 March 2018 - La Seine Musicale Boulogne-Billancourt, France
    22 May 2018 - Opera de St Etienne, France
    3 July 2018 - Théâtre de l'Hôtel de Ville Le Havre Le Havre, France
    25 September 2018 - Opera de Montpellier, France
    4 October 2018 - Opera de Rennes, France
    9 October 2018 - Auditorium de Dijon, France
    8 March - Opera de Bordeaux, France
    11 April - Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse, France

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