‘Up-close’ wins music prize for Van der Aa


  “Up-close,” a piece by Dutch composer Michel Van der Aa (mee-SHEHL’ VAHN’-dur-a) that blends concerto with film, has won the 2013 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. The 30-minute work is a highly innovative fusion of musical and visual art, said award director Marc Satterwhite.

First Hyatt Hotel in the Netherlands Presents Video Art


Today Hyatt Hotel Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht opens in the former public library of Amsterdam. A special cooperation between Paul Geertman of Aedes Real Estate, Marcel Wanders and Hyatt Hotels Corporation has resulted in a surprisingly multi functional hotel concept with an exciting combination of ‘office suites’ and studios for the international creative industry, and a permanent collection of video…