Dutch premiere at ZaterdagMatinee
Michel van der Aa’s most recent music theatre work The Book of Disquiet was chosen “Best classical music of 2009” by two music critics from the Dutch quality newspaper NRC Handelsblad.
Mischa Spel: “Groundbreaking music theatre displayed a multimedia richness that was both moving and hopeful.” (first place)
Jochem Valkenburg: “The cineast/ director/ composer Van der Aa at his best, beating his own path by demolishing theatrical and musical boundaries.” (second place)
A new Portuguese version of the piece with actor João Reis and Remix Ensemble will be premiered on 9 February 2010 in Casa da Música in Porto. The original version with Klaus Maria Brandauer travels to Wroclaw Poland in the summer of 2010 and to the Staatstheater Saarbrücken in the spring of 2011.