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

  • 30 April 2015
    Here [to be found]
    Conservatory orchestra
    Cond. Brian Current
    Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 08 May 2015
    Transit (Australian premiere)
    Zubin Kanga, piano
    Metropolis Festival, Melbourne Recital Centre, 6pm, Melbourne, Australia
  • 09 May 2015
    Zubin Kanga, piano
    Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 7:30pm, Sydney, Australia

recent tweets

  • Started offline editing #thebookofsand ! @kmillerheidke @hollandfestival #HF15 25 April 2015
  • The 80s Game of Thrones intro theme makeover is quite an improvement over the original ;-) 25 April 2015
  • "Het spiegelpaleis van wantrouwen dat de @RaadvoorCultuur en Melle Daamen willen, remt de kunsten.” 23 April 2015
  • 1/3 My music is featured today at the Zagreb Music Biennale. The Radio and Television Orchestra performs 'Spaces of Blank' with mezzo-sopr. 23 April 2015
  • 2/3 …Martina Gojčeta Silić. Martin Draušnik performs 'Memo', Daan Vandewalle performs 'Transit' and the Croatian String Quartet with… 23 April 2015
  • 3/3 …Irena Yebuah Tiran perform my Duffy song cycle. Full details here: 23 April 2015
  • Here are Christianne & Rick Stotijn premiering that piece on the Amsterdam canal! #AVRO #Prinsengrachtconcert 21 April 2015
  • Tonight (21 April): "And how are we today?" San Diego New Music. 7:30pm Athenaeum Library in La Jolla , San Diego 21 April 2015

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 23 April 2015