1. In Re Don Giovanni - Motion Trio, Nigel Barr
2. Knowing the Ropes - Michael Nyman, Motion Trio, Nigel Barr
3. Trysting Fields - Motion Trio
4. Wedding Tango - Michael Nyman, Motion Trio, Nigel Barr
5. Come Unto These Yellow Sands - Motion Trio
6. If - Michael Nyman, Motion Trio
7. Chasing Scheep is Best Left to Shepherds - Michael Nyman, Motion Trio
8. The Heart Asks Pleasure First - Michael Nyman solo
9. Miranda - Michael Nyman, Motion Trio, Nigel Barr
10.Silence - Motion Trio
CD includes piece "The Heart Asks Pleasure First"
leitmotiv from "The Piano" movie.
Michael Nyman: piano
Janusz Wojtarowicz: accordion
Pawel Baranek: accordion
Marcin Galazyn: accordion
Nigel Barr: trombone and euphonium
Motion Trio and Michael Nyman
Music composed by Michael Nyman,
except "Silence" by Janusz Wojtarowicz.
Arrangements by Janusz Wojtarowicz.
9 of Michael Nyman’s greatest hits arranged/performed by The Motion Trio
Bonus Track - ‘Silence’ written and perormed by The Motion Trio
With Michael Nyman, Piano and Nigel Barr, Trombone and Euphonium
“Nyman’s music is so wonderful it even sounds good on the accordion.”
This release heralds an extraordinary collaboration between Poland’s foremost,
nay celebrated, accordion trio, The Motion Trio and Britain’s finest and most
prolific classical composer, Michael Nyman.
The collaboration, which operates under the name Michael Nyman and Motion Trio,
was originally dreamt up for the 7th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival and performed
at the Barbican in April 2009. Together, they have produced Acoustic Accordions,
an interpretation of nine of Nyman’s greatest hits (plus a bonus track Silence,
written and performed by The Motion Trio) featuring Nyman on piano and Nigel Barr
on Trombone and Euphonium.
The Motion Trio are an accordion trio. They were honored with the ‘Gus Viseur’
award at the Musical Discovery of the Year awards in 2005 in France - a
top honour in the accordion world.
They are the grand prix laureates of the 4th Edition of the Krzysztof
Penderecki International Contemporary Chamber Music Competition.
The Motion Trio have participated in a great number of prestigous festivals
events inlcuding the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Alternativa Festival,
Moscow, Migration Music Festival Taipei, Fest Der Kontinente Berlin,
Gaudeamus Festival, Amsterdam, Reykjavik Arts Festival, Festival d'Ile de France,
Paris and many others.