In April/May 2007 Van der Aa was a featured composer at the Tura New Music Festival in Perth, Australia. Among his works performed were the Here trilogy,
On 1 June Deutsche Oper Berlin organised a lecture about Van der Aa’s opera
Van der Aa took part in the Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab, an intensive course in stage direction, in June 2007. Workshop leaders included Richard Eyre, Ron van Lieu and Michael Miller. Participants explored themes such as ‘playwrights and actors’ and ‘the director as collaborative leader’.