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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra devotes concert to Van der Aa

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

On 28 February 2009 the BBC Scottish Orchestra performed four compositions by Van der Aa in its Composer Portrait series in Glasgow, under the direction of Franck Ollu. The full-length evening programme featured the works Here [enclosed], Memo, Second Self (all UK premieres) and Imprint. Michel van der Aa’s musical portrait was filled with ‘unsettlingly stark shapes, shadows and silences, spliced with sudden moments of surrealism… [His] music had something to say, and said it with an incisive sense of drama.’ ***** (The Herald)

This concert was broadcast on 18 April 2009 in the BBC 3’s ‘Hear and Now’ Series.