Michel van der Aa

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April 2004

U.S. premiere of Oog in LA Philharmonic New Music series

Disney HallWalt Disney Concert Hall

Van der Aa: Oog for cello and soundtrack (U.S. premiere). The Green Umbrella: “Solos Night”, Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California, Monday, November 3, 2003

I confess that only one work really grabbed me by the shirt collar: the opening Oog, by Dutch composer Michel van der Aa, given a smashing performance by Peter Stumpf. With the cello “in an almost masochistic fight with the tape,” Stumpf piled on many extended techniques (e.g., thumping the base of the instrument) to produce a completely engaging dialogue with the electronic soundtrack. And as in the Reich at the end of the evening, the electronics sounded terrific in the room.”
— Bruce Hodges (musicweb)

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

  • 01 July 2019
    Eight (French premiere)
    Virtual Reality installation. Kate Miller-Heidke, Nederlands Kamerkoor
    Festival Aix-en-Provence in partnership with Château La Coste. Runs from 1-30 July.
    Château La Coste, 13610 Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, France
  • 08 July 2019
    Eight
    Virtual Reality installation. Kate Miller-Heidke, Nederlands Kamerkoor
    Festival Aix-en-Provence in partnership with Château La Coste. Runs from 1-30 July.
    Château La Coste, 13610 Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, France
  • 13 July 2019
    Blank Out (French premiere)
    Miah Persson, soprano. Roderick Williams (film), Nederlands Kamerkoor (film)
    Festival 'Aix en Provence.
    Conservatoire Darius Milhaud, Aix-en-Provence, France

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eightvirtual reality installation ft. Kate Miller-Heidke
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