Michel van der Aa

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March 2010

Premieres of 'Rekindle' and 'The Book of Disquiet'

Joao Reis - Book of DisquietJoao Reis, Casa da Música

Van der Aa’s latest work, Rekindle for flute and soundtrack, received its world premiere on 14 February 2010 during a Composer’s Portrait concert in Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge.
The work will also be presented in Villa Romana, Florence on 6 March in a concert entitled ‘Loops4ever’. The soloist is Manuel Zurria. The Dutch premiere of Rekindle will take place in the fall of 2010 in Amsterdam, and the first German performance is planned for 19 January 2011 in the Philharmonie Essen.

A new, fully-staged version of the music theatre work The Book of Disquiet, the original Portuguese text by Fernando Pessoa, was premiered in Casa da Musica, Porto on 9 February 2010. The actor Joao Reis was joined by Remix Ensemble and conductor Ed Spanjaard.
The German version, featuring the actor Klaus Maria Brandauer, travels to Wroclaw, Poland on 31 July 2010 and to the Staatstheater Saarbrücken on 16 May 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

  • 17 June 2017
    Attach (Israel premiere)
    Israel contemporary players
    Ed Spanjaard, conductor
    9pm, Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 20 June 2017
    Rekindle
    E-MEX ensemble
    Evelin Degen, flute
    Domicil, Dortmund, Germany
  • 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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