Michel van der Aa

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August 2010

Looking ahead: 'Up-Close'

Up-Close - Sol GabettaSol Gabetta

Van der Aa is currently working on a commission from the European Concert Hall Organization (ECHO) for solo cello, string ensemble and film.

Cellist Sol Gabetta will join Amsterdam Sinfonietta for a European tour of six performances in March 2011. Venues include the Stockholm Konserthus, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Brussels BOZAR, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, London Barbican and Hamburg Laeiszhalle.
A DVD of ‘Up-close’ will be released on the Disquiet label in autumn 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

  • 04 October 2019
    Eight (Chinese premiere)
    Virtual Reality installation. Kate Miller-Heidke, Nederlands Kamerkoor.
    Beijing Music Festival, Beijing, China
  • 05 October 2019
    Hysteresis (Italian premiere)
    ORT (orchestra regionale della Toscana) conducted by Peter Rundel
    Michele Marelli, clarinet
    Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
  • 25 October 2019
    Hysteresis (Chinese premiere)
    Mahler Chamber Orchestra
    Beijing Music Festival, Beijing, China

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  • yesterday concluded the ‘opera & new technology’ workshop I was asked to moderate at @festivalaix I had a wonderful time with this ultra-talented group of composers, directors, and designers. Very inspiring!
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@academie_festival_aix yesterday concluded the ‘opera & new technology’ workshop I was asked to moderate at @festivalaix I had a wonderful time with this ultra-talented group of composers, directors, and designers. Very inspiring! - @academie_festival_aix

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Eight - teaser

eightvirtual reality installation ft. Kate Miller-Heidke
1:22 min.

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Latest update 22 July 2019