Noisy Neighbours


Zonzo Compagnie with Stijn Grupping & Ine Van Baelen


BIG BANG TV will be a sparkling online children's art channel by Zonzo Compagnie, with numerous partners. Together with Stijn Grupping and Ine Van Baelen (Post from Hessdalen) and a diverse gang of children and musicians, we filmed a first swinging series: Noisy Neighbours.

Apartment blocks somewhere in a city, somewhere in a country. Children seemingly live on their own, or did the parents just left, or are they sleeping? The only thing we know is that their neighbors are musicians.

You might not expect it, but these children do exactly what all the others do: brush their teeth, wash their hands, eat their sandwiches and don't forget to pee. Only, with their daily actions, they also control the rhythm of their neighbours. When the light switches on, the trumpeter has to blow. When they iron their pants, the double bass player's bow follows. The children whisper notes through the walls, compose with light, conduct by eating chocolate mousse. A surreal world where every day has its own score. From the crazy HOP FROG Fanfare, via snatches of Henry Purcell from our performance HUSH, over the Congolese-Senegalese rhythms and sounds of Duo SECO, to the rousing virtuoso jazz of De Beren Gieren and the household instruments of Hacking the Music. Take a look inside this remarkable skyscraper full of musical discoveries!



Copper & Skin team: HOP FROG Fanfare - Tim Coenen, Tijl Piryns, Glen De Jonghe, Loes Minnebo, Bert Bernaerts, Peppi Pepermans, Hanne De Backer, Koen Bollen, Mario Conjaerts
HUSH team: Jan Van Outryve, Anne Niepold, Lieselot De Wilde
THELONIOUS team: Fulco Ottervanger, Simon Segers, Lieven Van Pée
Duo SECO: Tister Ikomo, Mamadou Dramé
Hacking the Music (in the Kitchen): Tiptoe Company & ChampdAction, Anneleen De Causmaecker, Jona Kesteleyn, Pieter Lenaerts
Actors: Marcel Vanmoerbeke, Roberta dos Santos Trudzinski, Doris Van Bavel, Otis Bellens, Rosie Emejuobi, Teddy Delany, Mion Hori
Turning room: Archipel - Martijn Megens en Bram Rombouts

A production of Zonzo Compagnie with the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, hetpaleis and the City of Antwerp.