Michel van der Aa


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

  • 08 December 2016
    Slagwerkgroep Den Haag
    Bas Wiegers, conductor
    Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 08 December 2016
    Bas Wiegers, conductor
    Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 12 January 2017
    New work (try out)
    Bundesjugendorchester / Alexander Shelley
    Andrey Kaydanowsky, choreographer / Bundesjugendballett
    Marienkriche, Lübeck, Germany


last instagram photo

  • part of the welcoming package in my Beijing hotel part of the welcoming package in my Beijing hotel

recent tweets

  • I can now report that spending a day with 10.000 kids at Lego World doesn’t magically improve one’s orchestral writing #checked24 October 2016
  • heartbreakingly beautiful https://t.co/AVWAQKktob 23 October 2016
  • Looking back on a wonderful week in Beijing. Both nights sold out,very young &enthusiastic audience! Thank you Beijing Music Fest! #BlankOut 22 October 2016

recent video

Violin Concerto (excerpt)

Violin concerto TNJanine Janssen, violin
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski
2:33 min. excerpt

recent audio


Editors Jonathan Reeder, Tim Rutherford-Johnson
Web-design Studio Lonne Wennekendonk
Realisation Martijn ten Napel & Kyver
Latest update 22 October 2016