Michel van der Aa

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January 2010

World premiere of Portuguese version of 'The Book of Disquiet'

Joao Reis - Book of DisquietJoao Reis

A new version of the music theatre work The Book of Disquiet with actor João Reis and Remix Ensemble will be premiered on 9 February 2010 in Casa da Música in Porto. This alternative version, which uses the original Portuguese texts by Fernando Pessoa, will be fully staged. Additionally, the film inserts have been re-edited around the character portrayed by the renowned Portuguese actor João Reis.

The original German version, featuring the actor Klaus Maria Brandauer, travels to Wroclaw Poland in the summer of 2010 and to the Staatstheater Saarbrücken in the spring of 2011.

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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

  • 15 December 2017
    The Book of Disquiet (Greek premiere)
    ERGON ENSEMBLE
    Kasper De Roo, conductor
    Miltiadis Fiorentzis, actor
    Onassis Cultural Centre, Anthens, Greece
  • 16 December 2017
    The Book of Disquiet
    ERGON ENSEMBLE
    Kasper De Roo, conductor
    Miltiadis Fiorentzis, actor
    Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
  • 28 February 2018
    Memo
    Thomas Gould, violin
    Kings Place, London, United Kingdom

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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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