Search Catalogue

FEATURED COMPOSERS

Michel van der Aa: Book of Disquiet

Get Adobe Flash player
Now Playing: High Quality 16:9 (480x270, 820Kbps)
Play Medium Quality 16:9 (320x180, 400kbps)

Views: 3842



Michel van der Aa’s latest music theatre work, The Book of Disquiet, was the first staged production in Linz’s Cultural Capital of Europe celebrations in January 2009.
Following his opera After Life, which enjoyed a sell-out run at the Holland Festival in 2006, van der Aa again provides cutting-edge integration of music, live action and video, here built from text fragments by Fernando Pessoa.

The Portuguese poet often cast himself in a series of distinct characters, or ‘heteronyms’, prompting van der Aa to portray multiple personalities on video and soundtrack, surrounding the central figure of actor Klaus Maria Brandauer on stage, with an ensemble from the Bruckner Orchestra conducted by Dennis Russell Davies

Click here to read an interview with Aa regarding The Book of Disquiet.

Featured Clips

Birtwistle on Birtwistle

Source: Boosey & Hawkes

Views: 15326

Karl Jenkins on Karl Jenkins

Source: Boosey & Hawkes

Views: 39363

Unsuk Chin: Alice in Wonderland

Source: Unitel

Views: 13171

Mark-Anthony Turnage: Anna Nicole

Source: Opus Arte

Views: 7148

Louis Andriessen: Anaïs Nin

Source: Nieuw Amsterdams Peil

Views: 7577


FAQ | Contact Us | Links | About Us | Shop Directory | Careers | Terms of use | RSS Index