Michel van der Aa

  • Monday, October 28 at 7:30

Is it always possible to distinguish between live and recorded sound? Do our hearts respond more boldly to visual or aural input? Virtual reality and our relationship to technology pervade the innovative chamber works of composer Michel van der Aa. For the U.S. premiere of Up-close, which won the 2013 Grawemeyer Award, cellist Kaori Yamagami performs an intimate concerto accompanied by film in a profound exploration of identity, memory, and loss.

Kaori Yamagami, cello

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Musicians from the International Contemporary Ensemble:

David Bowlin, violin

Michael Nicolas, cello

Jacob Greenberg, piano

All–Michel van der Aa Program:

Memo; Oog; Transit; Up-close (U.S. premiere)

Manhattan Center
Grand Ballroom

Post-performance discussion with Michel van der Aa and John Schaefer

This performance will be followed by a White Light Lounge.

There is no late seating.

This performance is approximately one hour and 15 minutes, with no intermission.

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