Zonzo Compagnie transforms the spaces of the Mattatoio into a maze of sound and noise in which the little spectators, accompanied by a guide, are invited to undertake their own personal musical adventure. 100 mechanical birds interact with the audience in the modular installation project These Birds are flying to the North by Serge Verstockt; a curious collection of electronic instruments developed at STEIM will allow the young audience to “touch” the sound and the technology. Spotter dance interactive by Chris Koolmees invites us into a multimedial world through dance.
Zonzo Compagnie is an international trendsetter when it comes to music projects for young audiences. It does so with BIG BANG Festival, an adventurous music festival that has found a fixed spot for its unique concept in Belgium, France, Greece, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Iceland, Estonia, Ireland and Canada. BIG BANG Festival was awarded the EFFE award as Europe’s most innovative festival. Zonzo Compagnie also creates performances that take music as their point of departure in an extraordinary way. They enchant their audience with intriguing portraits of composers such as John Cage, Miles Davis, J.S. Bach, Luciano Berio and Thelonious Monk, surprise with wonderous sound installations, stir emotions with gorgeous songs and leave an impression with their multimedial setup. In their Antwerp home base, Zonzo Compagnie is also the proud owner of the Zonzo Records label, under which it has issued a series of dashing albums.
These Birds are flying to the North – ChampdAction
Credits concept: Serge Verstockt / ChampdAction
Mobile touch & Fedde ten Berge – Steim
Credits concept: STEIM (The Studio for Electro-instrumental Music)
Spotter, a dance interactive – Chris Koolmees
Credits concept: Fresco Amsterdam / Chris Koolmees