Michel van der Aa

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January 2010

World premiere of Portuguese version of 'The Book of Disquiet'

Joao Reis - Book of DisquietJoao Reis

A new version of the music theatre work The Book of Disquiet with actor João Reis and Remix Ensemble will be premiered on 9 February 2010 in Casa da Música in Porto. This alternative version, which uses the original Portuguese texts by Fernando Pessoa, will be fully staged. Additionally, the film inserts have been re-edited around the character portrayed by the renowned Portuguese actor João Reis.

The original German version, featuring the actor Klaus Maria Brandauer, travels to Wroclaw Poland in the summer of 2010 and to the Staatstheater Saarbrücken in the spring of 2011.

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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.

upcoming performances

  • 13 May 2017
    Blank Out (German premiere)
    Katherine Manley, soprano
    Roderick Williams (film), Nederlands Kamerkoor (film)
    KunstFestSpiele
    Orangerie Herrenhausen, Hannover, Germany
  • 17 June 2017
    Attach (Israel premiere)
    Israel contemporary players
    Ed Spanjaard, conductor
    9pm, Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 13 August 2017
    Blank Out (Swiss premiere)
    Miah Persson, soprano
    Roderick Williams (film), Nederlands Kamerkoor (film)
    Lucerne Festival
    4pm, KKL, Lucerne, Switzerland

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