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April 2012

Van der Aa in Washington, DC

International Contemporary Ensemble

Audiences in Washington, DC, will be able to hear the music of Michel van der Aa at the world-renowned Phillips Collection art gallery on 9th and 10th May.

On 10th May the International Contemporary Ensemble will perform a concert of the composer’s chamber music. The evening will include works with and without soundtrack and video, three of which will be receiving their US premieres. On the 9th May the composer will be at the gallery to present a talk about his music theatre works.

The event marks Van der Aa’s first collaboration with ICE, one of America’s leading new music ensembles.

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Music of Michel van der Aa at the Phillips Collection
May 10, 2012 | 8:00pm
The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street, NW
Washington DC

International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
Eric Lamb, flute
Erik Carlson, violin
Michael Nicholas, cello
Cory Smythe, piano

Program
Memo (2003) for violin and cassete recorder
Oog (1995) for cello and soundtrack
Quadrivial (1997) for flute, violin, cello and piano (US premiere)
Caprice (1999) for violin (US premiere)
Rekindle (2009) for flute and soundtrack
Transit (2007) for piano and video

Check out the full details of the program here.

about

Michel van der Aa (Netherlands, 1970) is a truly multidisciplinary figure in contemporary music. A unique voice, he combines composition with film and stage direction, and script writing. Classical instruments, voices, electronic sound, actors, theatre and video are all seamless extensions of his musical vocabulary.

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