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

about

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

  • 04 June 2019
    Eight (world premiere)
    Virtual Reality installation. Kate Miller-Heidke, Nederlands Kamerkoor
    Runs from 4-23 June.
    Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, BAM zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 07 June 2019
    akin (North American premiere)
    Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
    Otto Tausk, conductor
    Nicholas Wright, violin. Harriet Krijgh, cello
    Orpheum, Vancouver, Canada
  • 08 June 2019
    akin
    Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
    Otto Tausk, conductor
    Nicholas Wright, violin. Harriet Krijgh, cello
    Orpheum, Vancouver, Canada

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  • ‪beta testing ‘Eight’! ‬
‪premiere on 4 June @hollandfestival ‬ ‪https://eightvr.net‬ ‪beta testing ‘Eight’! ‬ ‪premiere on 4 June @hollandfestival ‬ ‪https://eightvr.net‬

recent video

Eight - teaser

eightvirtual reality installation ft. Kate Miller-Heidke
1:22 min.

recent audio

colophon

Editors Jonathan Reeder, Tim Rutherford-Johnson
Web-design Studio Lonne Wennekendonk
Realisation Martijn ten Napel & Kyver
Latest update 17 May 2019