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

  • 11 October 2016
    Zubin Kanga, piano
    Melbourne Festival
    Recital Centre, Melbourne, Australia
  • 15 October 2016
    And how are we today?
    CCMM ensemble
    Ekaterina Kichigina, soprano
    Rakhmaninoff Hall, Conservatory, Moscow, Russia
  • 20 October 2016
    Blank Out (Chinese premiere)
    Katherine Manley, soprano
    Roderick Williams (film), Nederlands Kamerkoor (film)
    Beijing Festival
    7.30pm, The Oranje, Taikoo Li Sanlitun South, Beijing, China


last instagram photo

  • LEGO time with my son 🔋👾 LEGO time with my son 🔋👾

recent tweets

  • 1/2 Dear Apple, due to having to dismiss the 472 daily iPhone-system-update messages I won’t be able to finish my orchestra piece in time, 28 September 2016
  • 2/2 please get in touch to let me know which measures you’ll be composing for me. Especially the middle part needs rethinking. Thx, Michel 28 September 2016
  • they gave me a defective microphone, I can’t compose today 27 September 2016
  • Job opening: Production Manager (freelance, Netherlands) Details: https://t.co/6V1nSPeee4 https://t.co/g4zROEZ23k 27 September 2016
  • Job opening! Looking for a Production manager (freelance, Netherlands) to coordinate tour of my music-theatre works: https://t.co/6V1nSPeee4 26 September 2016
  • my morning so far: coffee composing, first more coffee head on desk in desperation checking useless websites composing, oh time for lunch 26 September 2016
  • new level of camera surveillance. scary... https://t.co/BdIgYyPGQQ https://t.co/7gNq74diWb 24 September 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 25 September 2016