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Aa, Michel van der 1970-

Overview
Works: 129 works in 242 publications in 3 languages and 1,340 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Art music  Songs  Scores  Manuscripts  Chamber music  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Song cycles 
Roles: Author, Composer, Librettist, Director, Film editor, Author of screenplay, Performer, Other, fmd, sgd
Classifications: M1116.A12, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Michel van der Aa
 
Most widely held works by Michel van der Aa
Writing to Vermeer by Louis Andriessen( Recording )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just before : for piano and soundtrack, 2000 by Michel van der Aa( )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solo for percussion by Michel van der Aa( )

6 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Double : for violin and piano, 1997 by Michel van der Aa( )

4 editions published in 2000 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Up-close : for solo cello, string ensemble and film (2010) by Michel van der Aa( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between : for percussion quartet and tape, 1997 by Michel van der Aa( )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attach : for ensemble and soundtrack : 1999 by Michel van der Aa( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here (to be found) : for soprano, chamber orchestra and soundtrack by Michel van der Aa( )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quadrivial : for flute, violin, violoncello and piano : 1997, revised 2007 by Michel van der Aa( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auburn : for guitar and tape by Michel van der Aa( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rekindle : for flute and soundtrack (2009) by Michel van der Aa( )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here (in circles) : for soprano and ensemble by Michel van der Aa( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In circles : for soprano and ensemble by Michel van der Aa( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See-through : for orchestra by Michel van der Aa( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bedford Avenue : for violin and piano by Michel van der Aa( )

2 editions published in 2002 and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here trilogy by Michel van der Aa( Recording )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spaces of blank ; Mask ; Imprint by Michel van der Aa( Recording )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here trilogy : for soprano, chamber orchestra, and soundtrack, 2001-2003 by Michel van der Aa( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Up-close by Michel van der Aa( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel van der Aa's cello concerto Up-close, the traditional interaction of soloist and ensemble is reflected by a mysterious, mirror reality seen on film. When the piece begins, a solo cellist and string ensemble sit on the right of the stage; on the left stands a large video screen. On the screen we see an elderly lady sitting among an arrangement of chairs and music stands that parallels the real-life version on the other side of the stage. It soon becomes clear that this is only one of a variety of interactions across a hall of mirrors created by the soloist, ensemble and film. Up-close, commissioned by the European Concert Hall Organization and featuring the Argentinean cellist Sol Gabetta and Amsterdam Sinfonietta, is thus a cello concerto duplicated and magnified until it reaches the boundary of video opera. Are the elderly woman and the cellist playing out the same role? The film is seen in excerpts 'inserted' into the music, so is the music driving the film, or the film the music? The music never 'narrates' the film, but somehow the two layers seem to extend one another around a common subject. Furthermore, the live instruments are augmented with an electronic soundtrack, which at some times seems closely related to their music and at others appears to derive from the 'concrete' sounds of the action on screen. Are these plural realities or versions of a single experience. Much is left unexplained and the course of the piece, including a striking coup de théâtre towards the end, provides no easy answers. One theme that does emerge, however, concerns loneliness. As in other Van der Aa pieces - such as the video opera One or the ensemble piece Mask - elements of an uncanny, inscrutable ceremony are never far away, and in Up-close these become part of the difficult ritual of human to human contact. Visual references recall the methods of the Dutch Resistance of World War II, but it is the spirit of secrecy, protocol and adversity that pervades, rather than any specific historical setting
Wake : for percussion duo (1997) by Michel van der Aa( )

5 editions published in 2005 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Aa, Michael van der 1970-

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Languages
English (40)

German (6)

Dutch (2)