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

  • 26 October 2017
    Mislav Režić, guitar
    Music school concert hall, Makarska, Croatia
  • 29 October 2017
    Sunken Garden (German premiere)
    Semi-staged version. Amsterdam Sinfonietta, cond. André de Ridder
    Roderick Williams, Katherine Manley, Claron McFadden
    Philharmonie, Essen, Germany
  • 30 October 2017
    Mislav Režić, guitar
    Classical Guitar Days
    City Museum, Split, Croatia



  • Sunken Garden, post show drinks
with the amazing Claron McFadden, André de Ridder, Roderick Williams, and Katherine Manley ❤️
#drunkengarden Sunken Garden, post show drinks with the amazing Claron McFadden, André de Ridder, Roderick Williams, and Katherine Manley ❤️ #drunkengarden


  • the thing with playing guitar through an epic looping delay is that the fuckups also haunt you for ever 05 July 2017
  • and here am I covering Klaus Maria Brandauer in paper boats https://t.co/WarKXl6POv 04 July 2017
  • preparing "The Book of Disquiet" for Lucerne Festival. Came across these 'making of’ photos.… https://t.co/f16zqUmda9 04 July 2017

recent video


upclose TNSol Gabetta, cello. Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Candida Thompson
31:11 min.

recent audio


Editors Jonathan Reeder, Tim Rutherford-Johnson
Web-design Studio Lonne Wennekendonk
Realisation Martijn ten Napel & Kyver
Latest update 21 October 2017