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

  • 21 September 2014
    Transit (Korean premiere)
    Mina Kim, piano
    Seoul Arts Center, IBK Chamber Hall, Seoul, Korea
  • 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

  • Oh Bono, how things have changed.. 16 September 2014
  • Tonight (16 sept): "Oog" Örs Kőszeghy, cello. Film by Charlotte Girod. 19.15 hrs, EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam 16 September 2014
  • Oh and first rehearsal for the new Violin Concerto with Janine J. this week! :-) 15 September 2014
  • This week I'll work on a new project that will further devaluate the Opera Art Form ;-) 15 September 2014
  • Looking back at a very productive week of revising Sunken Garden. Lot's of things tweaked so far! #SunkenGarden2.0 12 September 2014
  • Yay, Janine Jansen appearing at the Last Night of the Proms! 11 September 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 16 September 2014