Michel van der Aa

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July 2006

Michel van der Aa wins Paul Hindemith Prize 2006

Hindemith Price

Michel van der Aa has been awarded the 2006 Paul Hindemith Prize. The Hindemith Prize, worth 20,000 euros, was awarded during a gala concert on 28 July 2006 at Reinbek Castle, near Hamburg. The programme, performed by Maaike Aarts (violin), Benjamin Kobler (piano) and Clare Gallagher (sound technique), included Van der Aa’s Just Before and Memo.

The Paul Hindemith Prize, one of the most prestigious international prizes for composers of new music, has been awarded annually since 1990 by the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival with financial support from the Hindemith Foundation and the Rudolf and Erika Koch Foundation, Walter and Käthe Busche Foundation and Gerhard Trede Foundation.

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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

  • 01 February 2019
    Memo
    Leslee Smucker, violin
    8pm, Centre for new music, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • 30 March 2019
    Blank Out (Greek premiere)
    Katherine Manley, soprano
    Roderick Williams (film), Nederlands Kamerkoor (film)
    Megaron, Athens, Greece
  • 31 March 2019
    Blank Out
    Katherine Manley, soprano
    Roderick Williams (film), Nederlands Kamerkoor (film)
    Megaron, Athens, Greece

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  • RIP Alan R Pearlman, founder of ARP Instruments.
I'll be playing my original Odyssey 2800 mkI tonight in his honour!
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#ARP #synth #odyssey RIP Alan R Pearlman, founder of ARP Instruments. I'll be playing my original Odyssey 2800 mkI tonight in his honour! - #ARP #synth #odyssey

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  • the thing with playing guitar through an epic looping delay is that the fuckups also haunt you for ever 05 July 2017
  • and here am I covering Klaus Maria Brandauer in paper boats https://t.co/WarKXl6POv 04 July 2017
  • preparing "The Book of Disquiet" for Lucerne Festival. Came across these 'making of’ photos.… https://t.co/f16zqUmda9 04 July 2017

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Showreel 2018

Showreel 2018Excerpts of recent works
4:35 min.

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Latest update 16 January 2019