November 2012

Disquiet TV launches

The 8th November sees the official launch of Disquiet TV, a new virtual auditorium for contemporary music established in conjunction with Michel van der Aa’s multimedia label Disquiet. As well as offering live concerts streams, Disquiet TV brings its audience uniquely close to the music through multiple video feeds, live chat with performers and other audience members, and even camera direction, all within a single, easy-to-use onscreen interface.

The Disquiet TV service will be launched with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta’s Van der Aa portrait concert, streamed live from the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam and featuring four Van der Aa works – Imprint for Baroque orchestra (2005), Memo, for solo violin and tape (2003), and Oog for solo cello and soudtrack (1995).

Concerts on Disquiet TV are free, but pre-booking is necessary. To reserve your virtual seat for the concert, and to take advantage of Disquiet TV’s interactive features, please visit the Disquiet TV site.


Michel van der Aa (Netherlands, 1970) is a truly multidisciplinary figure in contemporary music. A unique voice, he combines composition with film and stage direction, and script writing. Classical instruments, voices, electronic sound, actors, theatre and video are all seamless extensions of his musical vocabulary.

upcoming performances

  • 22 August 2014
    Ensemble L’instant donné
    7.30pm, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenzer Festspiele, Germany
  • 04 October 2014
    Transit (Greek premiere)
    Ergon Ensemble
    Stefanos Nassos, piano
    Pharos Contemporary Music Festival, Nicosia, Cyprus, Greece
  • 05 October 2014
    Miles away
    Christianne Stotijn, Rick Stotijn, Joseph Breinl
    11am, Opernhaus, Foyer I, Stuttgart, Germany

recent tweets

  • Violin concerto full score is finished. Now making the parts accompanied by the soundtrack of a thunderstorm outside 28 July 2014
  • I'm blessed ! :-) 26 July 2014
  • This performance concludes a busy touring season- Paris, Poland, New York, Galicia/Spain, Prague, Los Angeles, Seattle, Helsinki, Ingolstadt 26 July 2014
  • Tonight (26-7): Up-close (Malta prem) Malta Phil Orch,Pavel Snajdr, Konstanze von Gutzeit, Malta Arts Festival 26 July 2014
  • Getting reports that the 'Up-close' rehearsals in Malta are going well! Concert is tomorrow ft Konstanze von Gutzeit 25 July 2014
  • "Wavemakers", trailer for the upcoming documentary on the Ondes Martenot 25 July 2014
  • Phonotonic - a device that turns movement Into music 23 July 2014

recent video

Making of Sunken Garden

Making of Sunken GardenDocumentary by Lucas van Woerkum for NTR Podium.
30:00 min. | English subtitles

recent audio

The Book of Disquiet - Scene 3 & 4

Scene 3 & 4
Klaus Maria Brandauer, musikFabrik, cond. Martyn Brabbins
11:01 min.

recent works

recent publications


Editors Jonathan Reeder, Tim Rutherford-Johnson
Web-design Studio Lonne Wennekendonk
Realisation Martijn ten Napel
Latest update 26 July 2014