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Van der Aa: Here

 30 April 2014 at 7.30pm 

Van der Aa: Here

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
South Bank, London SE1
United Kingdom
08700 606 096

Baldur Bronnimann conductor
Claron McFadden soprano
Mark van de Wiel clarinet
Sound Intermedia sound design
London Sinfonietta

“One of the most distinctive young composers in Europe today. Michel van der Aa's ability to fuse music, text and visual images into a totally organic whole sets him apart from nearly all his contemporaries.” Andrew Clements, The Guardian

A black plexiglass cabin, spotlit on an empty stage; an anonymous female figure; a tape recorder shuffling the soundtrack; and just eleven repeated chords.

These are the bare components that make up Michel van der Aa’s intriguing and compelling and complete Here Trilogy, receiving its UK premiere.

With echoes of the spatial manipulation in the works of Escher, combining electric and natural sounds, Here Trilogy explores the clash between the individual and their everyday surroundings, creating a haunting sense of paralysis, separation and isolation.

The programme also features the world premiere of Hysteresis, a new clarinet concerto co-commissioned by the London Sinfonietta for Principal Clarinetist Mark van de Wiel.

Michael van der Aa : Memo for violin & portable cassette recorder
Michael van der Aa : Hysteresis
Michael van der Aa : Here Trilogy

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