Belgian National Orchestra
Zonzo compagnie

‘Orchestrascope 6+’

5 Nov.'23
- 15:00

In this family concert (part of the Big Bang Festival), Zonzo Compagnie goes back in time to the beginning of the rich history of cinema. The discovery of the moving image appealed to the imagination and the possibility of special effects gave a boost to creative ideas. However, a challenge still remained, namely providing the films withsound. Therefore, a musician or orchestra accompanied the live performances, a so-called ‘foley artist’ mimicked the sounds in the film, and sometimes an actor spoke the lines.
For Orchestrascope, video artist Erato Tzavara and composer/ musician Filipe Raposo chose a series of films from the early cinema, dusted them off and edited them for this performance. Filipe Raposo provides them with new music and gets behind the piano himself. Surrounded by the Belgian National Orchestra and assisted by foley artist Rémi Decker, he breathes new life into these old films.
To make the show complete, the audience, too, gets a role in this extraordinary circus of image and sound. In this new production, Zonzo Compagnie once again experiments with sound and music and the possibilities of involving the audience in a playful dialogue.
A production by Zonzo Compagnie in coproduction with Fábrica das Artes (Centro Cultural de Belém) and Opéra de Rouen Normandie. With the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Thanks to Ed Devane.

Belgian National Orchestra
Victor Jacob
Filipe Raposo
Remi Decker
foley artist
Erato Tzavara
visual artist
Filipe Raposo
Purni Morell
screenplay , stage design
Manuel Abrantes
light design
Ana Catarina Carocinho Carvalho
light design
Arthur De Vuyst
Filipe Raposo



Belgian National Orchestra


With the Kids and Teens

5 Nov.'23
- 13:00

BIG BANG Festival

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Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS



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