Michel van der Aa


July 2009

Triple Aa

Klaus Maria Brandauer & Ana Moura

Michel van der Aa will soon be appearing at De Nederlandse Opera, the Saturday Matinee and the Dutch Music Days with three of his most important works: the opera After Life, the multimedia work The Book of Disquiet with actor Klaus Maria Brandauer in the leading role, and the song cycle Spaces of Blank.

‘Triple Aa’ marks a unique opportunity to see all three of these works in Amsterdam in the space of less than a fortnight. These Dutch performances mark the first stage of an international tour that includes performances in London, Lyon, Hamburg, Saarbrücken and Oporto.


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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