6.15pm Composer Conversation with Michel van der Aa
7.30pm Michel van der Aa
Memo for violin & portable cassette recorder
Clarinet Concerto (world premiere)
Here Trilogy (UK premiere of complete work)
A black plexiglass cabin, spotlit on an empty stage; an anonymous female figure; a tape recorder shuffling the soundtrack; and just eleven repeated chords. These are the bare components that make up Michel van der Aa’s intriguing and compelling and complete Here Trilogy, receiving its UK premiere. With echoes of the spatial manipulation in the works of Escher, combining electric and natural sounds, Here Trilogy explores the clash between the individual and their everyday surroundings, creating a haunting sense of paralysis, separation and isolation. The programme also features the world premiere of a new clarinet concerto by Van der Aa, co-commissioned by the London Sinfonietta.
Clarinet concerto co-commissioned by the London Sinfonietta, Ensemble musikFabrik and Kari Kriikku, and supported by the London Sinfonietta Pioneers.
Baldur Bronnimann conductor
Claron McFadden soprano
Mark van de Wiel clarinet
Sound Intermedia sound design