Feb 21, 2010
British composer performs "The Piano" tracks at fashion show
Feb 21, 2010
© 2010 AFP - British composer Michael Nyman has performed tracks from his score to the Oscar-winning movie "The Piano" during a fashion show by top Spanish designer Adolfo Dominguez.
Photo: AFP/File/Damien Meyer
The 65-year-old played the tracks on a piano during the 12-minute-long showcase of Dominguez' 1980s-inspired fall/winter collection late on Friday 19 February in Madrid which was heavy on blue and black fabrics.
Nyman's melancholic score to "The Piano", which told the tale of a mute pianist and her daughter in a New Zealand backwater in the mid-19th century, has sold over three million copies since the movie was released in 1993.
The movie won the Oscar for best actress, best supporting actress and best screenplay that year.
The six-day Madrid Fashion Week which wraps up on Tuesday 23 February features a bigger runway this year which can accomodate live music performances.
Spanish folk group Russian Red performed live on Saturday 20 February during designer Juan Dyos' fashion show.
A total of 51 designers are showing their collections at 43 fashion shows during this edition of Madrid Fashion Week, which is held twice a year.MADRID, Feb 20, 2010 (AFP)
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