Listen to the Silence


Zonzo Compagnie

Listen to the Silence is a musical experience where a pianist and an actor lead you into the fascinating world of the American composer John Cage, who would have celebrated his 100th birthday in 2012. The performance is based on his open and adventurous approach to music. One moment you are at a concert, the next you are in a musical laboratory that examines such questions as: When do sounds become music? Can trees sing? Are cars instruments? And is silence music too?  

Children will see it above all as a tailormade guided tour, through a radical and intriguing musical world. (Geert Van Der Speeten - De Standaard)

Winner of the YAM Production of the Year award 2012 & the YEAH! award 2013

Listen to the Silence won the international YAM award as the most innovative and creative music performance for children of 2012 and the European YEAH! award for performance of the year in 2013.


JOHN CAGE music LETIZIA RENZINI direction & video WOUTER VAN LOOY direction & set TJYYING LIU performance JEROEN MALAISE pianist PAT CAERS & PETER QUASTERS technicians

A production by Zonzo Compagnie in coproduction with BIG BANG Festival, Muziektheater Transparant, De Werf Arts Centre, Rataplan Arts Centre and Acht Brücken - Musik für Köln.