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Aa, Michel van der: Spaces of Blank (2007) 26'
for mezzo-soprano, orchestra and soundtrack

Music Text

Deutsch

Emily Dickinson, Anne Carson, Rozalie Hirs (E)

Scoring

1.1.2.2-4.2.3(III=btrbn).1-perc(2)-harp-pft-strings-soundtrack(doubleA player) .

Abbreviations (PDF).

Territory

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

World Premiere

19/03/2009
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Ed Spanjaard

Press Quotes

Deutsch

"Van der Aa translated the dizzying poetic potential of the texts into entirely satisfying music... [His] alternation of brass blocks, textures dominated by shadowy hues, hectic and static moments, and the use of electronics was tasteful, effective and vivid. This is modern music that warmly welcomes the listener, but that also takes him seriously... a beautiful piece."
Het Parool 

Recommended Recording

Christianne Stotijn, mezzo soprano / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Ed Spanjaard
RCO Live 10003 (Hybrid SACD; "Horizon 3 - Recordings from the 2008-2009 Season"; Barcode: 5425008377001)

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