Michel van der Aa

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August 2010

Looking ahead: 'Up-Close'

Up-Close - Sol GabettaSol Gabetta

Van der Aa is currently working on a commission from the European Concert Hall Organization (ECHO) for solo cello, string ensemble and film.

Cellist Sol Gabetta will join Amsterdam Sinfonietta for a European tour of six performances in March 2011. Venues include the Stockholm Konserthus, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Brussels BOZAR, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, London Barbican and Hamburg Laeiszhalle.
A DVD of ‘Up-close’ will be released on the Disquiet label in autumn 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

  • 27 June 2017
    Rekindle
    E-MEX ensemble
    Evelin Degen, flute
    7.30pm, WeststadtHorizont, Essen, Germany
  • 13 August 2017
    Blank Out (Swiss premiere)
    Miah Persson, soprano
    Roderick Williams (film), Nederlands Kamerkoor (film)
    Lucerne Festival
    4pm, KKL, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • 13 August 2017
    The Book of Disquiet (Swiss premiere)
    Walter Sigi Arnold, actor
    Ensemble of the Lucerne Festival Alumni
    11am, Luzerner Theater, Lucerne, Switzerland

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upclose TNSol Gabetta, cello. Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Candida Thompson
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