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VAN DER AA: THE BOOK OF DISQUIET

In search of the ever elusive self

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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
London Sinfonietta

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  • 24 and 25 Feb 2016

    Venue:

    The Coronet Theatre
    28 New Kent Rd
    London
    SE1 6TJ