‘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.