Michel van der Aa 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.
30 December 2022
As we approach the end of 2022, I’d like to share with you my favorite books, series, music, and software of the past year.
First, some professional highlights: the US premiere of Upload at the Park Avenue Armory in New York last spring was a dream come true. The Armory is such a magical place, with an amazing staff, team, and audience.
Another highlight for me was the world premiere of The Book of Water at the Venice Biennale. It was an immense pleasure and privilege to work with Samuel and Timothy West, Mary Bevan, Ensemble Modern, and Amsterdam Sinfonietta on this production.
Samuel West, actor. Esmé quartet. Timothy West, actor (film), Mary Bevan, soprano (film). Hong Kong Arts Festival
Samuel West, actor. Esmé quartet. Timothy West, actor (film), Mary Bevan, soprano (film)
Two performances; afternoon and evening. Hong Kong Arts Festival
Actor TBA. Esmé quartet. Timothy West, actor (film), Mary Bevan, soprano (film).
Tongyeong International Music Festival