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 November 2015
    Transit (Malta premiere)
    Tricia Dawn Williams, piano
    Three Palaces Festival
    Verdala Palace, il-Buskett, I/o Siggiewi, Malta
  • 12 December 2015
    New European Ensemble
    19.30 hrs, Korzo, Den Haag, Netherlands
  • 12 December 2015
    Here [in circles]
    New European Ensemble
    Keren Motseri soprano
    19.30 hrs, Korzo, Den Haag, Netherlands

recent tweets

  • Really nice & fiery “Up-close” performance yesterday in Brno + enthusiastic audience = happy composer 07 October 2015
  • 1913 early color Autochrome photos. Christina in red 07 October 2015
  • so mom, I won’t wear a suit on tonights concert in Brno. Call @_austrian, it’s all their fault 06 October 2015
  • @_austrian lost my & 10 other passenger's suitcases on a direct flight Amsterdam-Vienna & 27 hrs later still have no idea where they are... 06 October 2015
  • Steaming stop sign in Brno. Asked 2 locals, both didn't know where it's coming from @ Brno City Center 06 October 2015
  • Tonight: "Up-close" Berg Orchestra, Konstanze von Gutzeit, cello. Brno, Czech Republic Dress reh in progress: 06 October 2015
  • About to do a lecture & screening of my work in Brno 05 October 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 06 October 2015