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

  • 05 September 2015
    Lapland Chamber Orchestra, cond. John Storgards
    Kari Kriikku, clarinet
    Korundi, Rovaniemi, Finland
  • 19 September 2015
    Hysteresis (Dutch premiere)
    Amsterdam Sinfonietta / Candida Thompson
    Kari Kriikku, clarinet
    ZaterdagMatinee, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 06 October 2015
    Berg Orchestra
    Konstanze von Gutzeit, cello
    Moravian Autumn festival, Brno, Czech Republic

recent tweets

  • always lovely to get a confirmation email when unsubscribing from a list you’ve never subscribed to in the first place. One last torture 04 September 2015
  • Tonight: “Hysteresis” (Finnish premiere) Kari Kriikku, clarinet. Lapland Chamber Orchestra, John Storgards, Rovaniemi 04 September 2015
  • Sorry neighbors, it's me testing vocal lines for the new opera. It will sound better when Roderick Williams sings them in March. #blankout 03 September 2015
  • Ben op zoek naar een PA voor het komende seizoen. Info hier: 02 September 2015
  • Ik ben op zoek naar een PA (M/V) voor de periode september 2015 tot april 2016. Meer info hier: 02 September 2015
  • South Africa 01 September 2015

recent video

The Book of Sand - teaser

Interactive song cycle
ft. Kate Miller-Heidke | Text J.L. Borges
1:03 min. teaser

recent audio

Miles Away

Janine Jansen, violin | Christianne Stotijn, mezzo
Jendrik Springer, piano | Rick Stotijn, double bass

recent works

recent publications


Editors Jonathan Reeder, Tim Rutherford-Johnson
Web-design Studio Lonne Wennekendonk
Realisation Martijn ten Napel
Latest update 04 September 2015