Michel van der Aa

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November 2011

'Up-close' released on DVD and Download

Sol Gabetta

The fourth and latest release on the Disquiet label is Michel van der Aa’s concerto for cello, string ensemble and film, Up-Close. It is performed on the recording by its dedicatees, the Argentinean cellist Sol Gabetta and the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, who have already played the piece to great acclaim around Europe. The role of the elderly lady in the filmed segments is played by Vakil Eelman.

Up-Close has been released on DVD and HD movie download, and is available to order from your local record shop, or from the Disquiet web-store.

During its premiere tour in March this year, critics in six countries described it as “brilliant, sensuous and virtuosic”, “riveting”, and “hautingly beautiful”. See what they were talking about through this trailer:

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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

  • 01 February 2019
    Memo
    Leslee Smucker, violin
    8pm, Centre for new music, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • 30 March 2019
    Blank Out (Greek premiere)
    Katherine Manley, soprano
    Roderick Williams (film), Nederlands Kamerkoor (film)
    Megaron, Athens, Greece
  • 31 March 2019
    Blank Out
    Katherine Manley, soprano
    Roderick Williams (film), Nederlands Kamerkoor (film)
    Megaron, Athens, Greece

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  • RIP Alan R Pearlman, founder of ARP Instruments.
I'll be playing my original Odyssey 2800 mkI tonight in his honour!
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#ARP #synth #odyssey RIP Alan R Pearlman, founder of ARP Instruments. I'll be playing my original Odyssey 2800 mkI tonight in his honour! - #ARP #synth #odyssey

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  • the thing with playing guitar through an epic looping delay is that the fuckups also haunt you for ever 05 July 2017
  • and here am I covering Klaus Maria Brandauer in paper boats https://t.co/WarKXl6POv 04 July 2017
  • preparing "The Book of Disquiet" for Lucerne Festival. Came across these 'making of’ photos.… https://t.co/f16zqUmda9 04 July 2017

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Showreel 2018

Showreel 2018Excerpts of recent works
4:35 min.

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Editors Jonathan Reeder, Tim Rutherford-Johnson
Web-design Studio Lonne Wennekendonk
Realisation Martijn ten Napel & Kyver
Latest update 16 January 2019