Michel van der Aa

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May 2006

"Second Self" at Melbourne festival

Melbourne Symphony OrchestraMelbourne Symphony Orchestra

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will perform Van der Aa’s orchestral work Second Self as part of the commemoration of 400 years of bilateral relations between Australia and the Netherlands. The concert will take place on May 15 during the Metropolis Festival in Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre and will be conducted by Brett Dean.

Second Self was released on the Col Legno CD label. The piece was selected from the premieres featured at the Donaueschingen Musiktage 2004 and added to the festival’s 2004 compilation CD.

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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

  • 14 April 2020
    Auburn
    Sjors van der Mark, guitar
    20.30 hrs, De Link in Het Cenakel, Tilburg, Netherlands
  • 09 May 2020
    Mask
    Insomnio ensemble, cond. Ulrich Pöhl
    Tonhalle, Dusseldorf, Germany
  • 15 May 2020
    Eight (German premiere)
    KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen
    15 May – 12 June 2020
    Location t.b.d., Hannover, Germany

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