Michel van der Aa

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November 2003

One performed in Berlin and Paris

OneBarbara Hannigan in One

The chamber opera One received great public and critical acclaim after its performances on the Berliner Festspiele and Festival d’Automne a Paris.

“Mastery of the deviation. With its absence of person psychology the piece spreads its aura over generations, since it reflects its secrets with the clarity of a mirror.”
— Der Tagespiegel, Sybill Mahlke, 12 Oct 2003

“It is also a true composition where all is determined starting from strict musical elements: rhythm, timbre and harmony. In service of a possible philosophical reflexion between Rimbaldism (I am another) and Buddhism.”
— Le Monde, Pierre Gervasoni, 20 Oct 2003

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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.

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  • Just saw Alejandro Iñárritu’s ‘Carne y Arena’, an immersive VR installation based on the stories of Mexican refugees. It hit me pretty hard, especially due to it’s current link with the US border separations.  Go see it if you have a chance! (Eye_film @ Casco) Just saw Alejandro Iñárritu’s ‘Carne y Arena’, an immersive VR installation based on the stories of Mexican refugees. It hit me pretty hard, especially due to it’s current link with the US border separations. Go see it if you have a chance! (Eye_film @ Casco)

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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
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Editors Jonathan Reeder, Tim Rutherford-Johnson
Web-design Studio Lonne Wennekendonk
Realisation Martijn ten Napel & Kyver
Latest update 18 June 2018