Michel van der Aa The Book of Disquiet
When Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa died in 1935 he left behind a trunk filled with unfinished fragments – a treasure trove of scribbled anecdotes and idle thoughts. Amoung these were the pages that make up his posthumous masterpiece The Book of Disquiet – an autobiography of his alter ego Bernando Soares. Michel Van der Aa’s score transforms Pessoa’s collection of dream vignettes and autobiographical anecdotes into a hypnotic work that mixes spoken word, performed by Samuel West, with music, electronics and video, probing the true nature of the ever-elusive self.
Michel van der Aa director
Samuel West actor
Joana Carneiro conductor
Sound Intermedia sound projection
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24 and 25 Feb 2016
The Coronet Theatre
28 New Kent Rd