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

  • 19 April 2017
    Imprint
    The Tempest
    Polish National Ballet. Choreography by Krzysztof Pastor
    Dance Open Festival, St Petersburg, Russia
  • 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

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