Michel van der Aa


April 2010

TV Interview "De artiestenfoyer"

Het GesprekDe Artiestenfoyer

A 60-minute interview with Michel van der Aa was recorded for the television program “De Artiestenfoyer”. The program’s host, Frénk van der Linden, asks Michel about Bach, defining moments and how to deal with the roller-coaster in his head.

Excerpts of the works After Life, The Book of Disquiet, Passage, Memo and Spaces of Blank will be shown and discussed.

The interview was broadcast on 14 April at 8.45 p.m. on the television channel “Het Gesprek”. An archived stream can be watched online: hetgesprek.nl


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

  • 05 November 2020
    Transit (Korean premiere)
    Sooyoen Lim, piano
    PAN Music Festival, Seoul, South Korea
  • 04 February 2021
    Premiere of version for ensemble
    Insomnio, cond. Ulrich Pöll
    Mieko Kanno, viool. Charles Watt, cello
    Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 26 February 2021
    Shelter (German premiere)
    NDR Chor, Klaas Stok conductor
    20.00 hrs, Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany


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