Up-close – Michel van der Aa for solo cello,
string ensemble and film (2010)
Sol Gabetta – cello
Amsterdam Sinfonietta
Candida Thompson – artistic
director Vakil Eelman – actress
Michel van der Aa – composition,
film & stage director purchase DVD or video

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“Michel van der Aa was born 10 March 1970 in Oss. He trained as a recording engineer at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, and studied composition with Diderik Wagenaar, Gilius van Bergeijk and Louis Andriessen.”
He uses interdisciplinary way to present the work, a stage in reality, another one in the film, seems two characters are the same person, one is in younger age, one is older, the time and space are inter-waved together,can’t say this form is very refreshing, but he did it great. I even feel that the  plot is just there for the music,  the soul of this work is the music, as an composer his work is experiment  and narrative, subtle and assertive.