PROGRAM / BIG BANG ATHENS 2017
Saturday 20 May 2017 - Sunday 21 May 2017
BIG BANG ATHENS 2017
For the third year, the Big Bang, the European festival of music for young people and adventurous spectators aged 0-12 years old, returns at the OCC.
Our young friends will see and experience a vibrant musical programme, consisting of concerts, sound installations, and workshops. At the Big Bang, musicians specialized in different genres and styles will try to find which is the best way to present music to children.
However, the Big Bang is not simply a festival that addresses children. It also presupposes their participation. In each event, professional musicians open a dialogue with the young singers and players. Some times it even seems as if they share the stage with them.
The Festival aims to entirely improve the quality of music for children in Europe through exploration and adventure. Children and their parents get to know portraits of renowned composers and kinds of music, learning more about poetry – older and contemporary – but also sound art. Productions are based on all the kinds of sound art, as well as on the creative use of objects, which were not originally designed as musical instruments. Through the use of multimedia, they watch and take part in concerts.
The European network Big Bang is an initiative of Zonzo Compagnie from Belgium. The support of the European Union made possible the collaboration of cultural centres throughout Europe. All these institutions have undertaken to work together for a common mission: to present the elaborate world of music in an imaginative and adventurous way, which is approachable to children.
BIG BANG is funded by the CREATIVE EUROPE - PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN UNION.