Zonzo Compagnie

Zonzo Compagnie internationally sets a trend with music projects for young audiences. It does so with the BIG BANG Festival, an adventurous music festival whose unique concept has found a permanent home in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Portugal. BIG BANG Festival was awarded the EFFE award as Europe's most innovative festival.

"Our mission is to make the richness of the musical world accessible to children in an adventurous way."
- Wouter Van Looy, artistic director

Musical theatre performances for young audiences (and so much more)

Zonzo Compagnie also creates performances that take music as the starting point in a special way. The music production house enchants young (and not so young) audiences with intriguing portraits of composers such as John Cage, Miles Davis, J.S. Bach, Luciano Berio, Henry Purcell, Thelonious Monk and Maurice Ravel in which multimedia setups are the standard. Zonzo Compagnie also surprises its audience with wondrous sound installations.

"Zonzo is always taking children seriously: that is their secret. For them, children are not childish. At the same time, there is also a lot to discover for adults. They finally get the chance to listen to music like a child: without fixed values, with an open mind."
- Madalena Wallenstein, CC de Belém

In its Antwerp hometown, Zonzo Compagnie is also the proud operator of the Zonzo Records label on which it realised a series of highly successful albums.

"Zonzo is cutting edge. They are leading the way. They put music first, but at the same time their performances appeal to all the senses. They create a kind of magic that effortlessly draws children into a totally new world of sounds. Children's productions often follow the same pattern: they want to entertain children. Zonzo does not do that. What they bring is simply art."
- Matt Clark, YAM awards