Molly is a composer in her own right; in collaboration with Harry Escott Michael Nyman has written several film scores including for The Road to Guantanamo by her father's frequent collaborator Michael Winterbottom. In 2012 he made a soundtrack for film Everyday
He was married to Aet Nyman and has two daughters Molly and Martha. 1981 – Releases first Michael Nyman Band album.
His operas include The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Letters Riddles and Writs Noises Sounds & Sweet Airs Facing Goya Man and Boy: Dada Love Counts and Sparkie: Cage and Beyond and he has written six concerti four string quartets and many other chamber works many for his Michael Nyman Band with and without whom he tours as a performing pianist. Nyman stated that he prefers to write opera rather than other sorts of music.