The Book of Disquiet
The Book of Disquiet is the first large-scale work by Dutch composer Michel van der Aa to be presented in the United States. Van der Aa, a Grawemeyer and Johannes Vermeer Award-winning composer, is a master of multimedia creations that combine narrative with music, live action, and film. Fernando Pessoa is the brilliant Portuguese poet who harbored "a kaleidoscope of voices within him" (The Guardian). Van der Aa's internationally acclaimed adaptation of Pessoa's breathtakingly original work stars British actor Samuel West (Suffragette, Mr. Selfridge, Howard's End) as the writer's alter ego, with music direction by Alan Pierson (Dog Days, Mind Out of Matter).