Michel van der Aa's new multi-media cello concerto, written for soloist Sol Gabetta, combines live performance and film and is now availabe as a DVD from Disquiet Media. The work was commissioned by the European Concert Halls Organisation, toured in March 2011 and won the prestigious 2013 Grawemeyer Award.
In this highly original 30-minute work the traditional interaction of soloist and ensemble is reflected by a mysterious, mirror reality seen on film.
"This hauntingly beautiful work is among van der Aa’s finest"
"...a richly intriguing affair"
"...a very contemporary form of intelligent but nevertheless accessible music theatre"
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