Michel van der Aa

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January 2010

The Book of Disquiet listed as best performance of 2009

Dutch premiere at ZaterdagMatinee

Michel van der Aa’s most recent music theatre work The Book of Disquiet was chosen “Best classical music of 2009” by two music critics from the Dutch quality newspaper NRC Handelsblad.

Mischa Spel: “Groundbreaking music theatre displayed a multimedia richness that was both moving and hopeful.” (first place)

Jochem Valkenburg: “The cineast/ director/ composer Van der Aa at his best, beating his own path by demolishing theatrical and musical boundaries.” (second place)

A new Portuguese version of the piece with actor João Reis and Remix Ensemble will be premiered on 9 February 2010 in Casa da Música in Porto. The original version with Klaus Maria Brandauer travels to Wroclaw Poland in the summer of 2010 and to the Staatstheater Saarbrücken in the spring of 2011.

Book of Disquiet "best art of 2009" 1

Book of Disquiet "best art of 2009" 2

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

  • 20 February 2020
    Transit
    Małgorzata Walentynowicz, piano
    TonArt Festival, Esslingen, Germany
  • 28 February 2020
    Eight (Australian premiere)
    Virtual Reality installation. Kate Miller-Heidke, Nederlands Kamerkoor.
    Adeleide Festival. Runs from 28 Feb-15 March
    Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building, Adeleide, Australia
  • 29 February 2020
    Shelter (Australian premiere)
    Nederlands Kamerkoor
    Adeleide Festival
    St Peter's Cathedral, Adeleide, Australia

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Eight - teaser

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

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Editors Jonathan Reeder, Tim Rutherford-Johnson
Web-design Studio Lonne Wennekendonk
Realisation Martijn ten Napel & Kyver
Latest update 15 February 2020