Listen to the Silence

A journey with John Cage 6+

Listen to the silence is an interactive performance for children – and adults – that immerses you in the intriguing musical world of the American philosopher-composer John Cage (1912-1992).

This American philosopher-composer thoroughly overturned the conventions of musical history with his poetry of freedom, chance and silence. In his view, everything we do is music. On the basis of his philosophy, Listen to the silence builds up a playful, imaginary world inhabited by ungovernable objects such as mixers, music boxes, quacking ducks and rustling plastic bags. Aided by projected images, the pianist Jeroen Malaise and actor Tjyying Liu guide the audience on a voyage of discovery in an unpredictable forest full of sounds, to the point where a merry musical chaos unfolds. On the way, you discover that silence is full of sounds and that your surroundings become magical when you learn to listen to everyday sounds. Or, like John Cage, you seek out sounds you have never previously heard and like a real inventor compose your own musical landscape.

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Produced by Zonzo Compagnie, co-produced by Muziektheater Transparant, BigBang Festival, De Werf, Rataplan and Acht Brücken – Musik für Köln.
YAMA Award 2012
YEAH Award 2013

Location Dates Hour
Noorderzon - Performing Arts Festival Groningen (Groningen)
+31 50 314 02 78
www.noorderzon.nl
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27/8/2016
27/8/2016
16:30
15:00
Happy New Ears (Mannheim)
+49 0 621 1680 302
www.nationaltheater-mannheim.de
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21/11/2016
22/11/2016
18:30
09:00
M.A.C. Robert Lieb (Bischwiller)
+33 3 88 53 75 00
www.mac-bischwiller.fr
30/5/2017
30/5/2017
31/5/2017
31/5/2017
10:00
13:45
10:45
09:00

Direction | Scenography: Wouter Van LooyDirection | Video: Letizia RenziniPerformer: Tjyying Liung • Piano: Jeroen Malaise • Composition: John Cage