Michel van der Aa

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October 2010

Klang! composer-in-residence

Klang!Network for new music in Hamburg

Hamburg’s Klang! network for new music has selected Michel van der Aa as its composer-in-residence for 2010–11.

As well as including lectures and masterclasses given by the composer, the season will feature four weekends focusing on Van der Aa’s chamber, ensemble and orchestral works, including the German premiere of his new piece for cello, string ensemble and film entitled Up-Close.

Established in 2008 by the Hamburg Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Klang! is one of 15 projects associated with Germany’s Netzwerk Neue Musik and unites ensembles, theatres, conservatories and other groups in innovative presentations of new music across the city (including a mobile Klang!-Container). Van der Aa follows Kaija Saariaho and George Aperghis as a Klang! composer-in-residence.

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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

  • 30 March 2019
    Blank Out (Greek premiere)
    Katherine Manley, soprano
    Roderick Williams (film), Nederlands Kamerkoor (film)
    Megaron, Athens, Greece
  • 31 March 2019
    Transit
    Louis Goldstein, piano
    3pm, NYU Steinhardt Music and Performing Arts Professions, New York, U.S.A.
  • 31 March 2019
    Blank Out
    Katherine Manley, soprano
    Roderick Williams (film), Nederlands Kamerkoor (film)
    Megaron, Athens, Greece

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  • 🎈Done!! 🎈
‘Akin’, my new double concerto for Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Sol Gabetta. Commissioned by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Kölner Philharmonie.

9 May 2019 - Kölner Philharmonie
10 May 2019 - Concertgebouw Amsterdam
7 & 8 June 2019 - Vancouver
21 March 2020 - Ottawa 🎈Done!! 🎈 ‘Akin’, my new double concerto for Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Sol Gabetta. Commissioned by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Kölner Philharmonie. 9 May 2019 - Kölner Philharmonie 10 May 2019 - Concertgebouw Amsterdam 7 & 8 June 2019 - Vancouver 21 March 2020 - Ottawa

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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
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Latest update 23 March 2019