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A Music Festival for kids at the Onassis Cultural Centre (video)

May 20 & 21

The European music festival for young people returns to the Onassis Cultural Centre to transform it into a musical labyrinth full of adventures.

For the third year, the Big Bang, the European festival of music for young people and adventurous spectators aged 0-12 years old, returns at the OCC.

Our young friends will see and experience a vibrant musical programme, consisting of concerts, sound installations, and workshops.  At the Big Bang, musicians specialized in different genres and styles will try to find which is the best way to present music to children.

However, the Big Bang is not simply a festival that addresses children. It also presupposes their participation. In each event, professional musicians open a dialogue with the young singers and players. Some times it even seems as if they share the stage with them.

The Festival aims to entirely improve the quality of music for children in Europe through exploration and adventure. Children and their parents get to know portraits of renowned composers and kinds of music, learning more about poetry – older and contemporary – but also sound art. Productions are based on all the kinds of sound art, as well as on the creative use of objects, which were not originally designed as musical instruments. Through the use of multimedia, they watch and take part in concerts.

The European network Big Bang is an initiative of Zonzo Compagnie from Belgium. The support of the European Union made possible the collaboration of cultural centres throughout Europe. All these institutions have undertaken to work together for a common mission: to present the elaborate world of music in an imaginative and adventurous way, which is approachable to children.
FESTIVAL’S PROGRAMME
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May 2017

Scroll down the page to read more information about every event.
Click here to read the Big Bang Festival programme for schools.

AT THE OCC

Sound-Body | Ictus Ensemble
Saturday & Sunday 13:00 and 17:00 | Age guidance: 7+ | Duration: 35 minutes
Click here to book your tickets | Full price 5 € | People with disabilities – Companions, Unemployed & OCC Friend  4 € | Combo 7 € combined  tickets with 3ACH (Zonzo Compagnie) or Turntable project (Gnous)

3ACH | Zonzo Compagnie
Saturday  12:00 and 16:00 & Sunday 12:00 and 19:00 | Age guidance: 6+ | Duration: 40 minutes
Click here to book your tickets | Full price 5 € | People with disabilities – Companions, Unemployed & OCC Friend  4 € | Combo 7 € combined  tickets with Sound-Βody (Ictus Ensemble)

Family Rave | Big Fish Little Fish & DJ Food
Saturday 18:00 | Age guidance: 10 months – 8 years old | Duration: 120 minutes
Click here to book your tickets | Full price 4 € | People with disabilities – Companions, Unemployed & OCC Friend 3 €

Tune your tin | Nefeli Liouta
Saturday 11:30, 13:30, 17:30, 19:30 & Sunday 11:30, 13:30, 17:00, 18:30 | Age guidance: 5+ | Duration: 30 minutes
Click here to book your tickets | Full price 4 € | People with disabilities – Companions, Unemployed & OCC Friend 3 €

Wordless Fairytale | Instant Poem
Saturday 11:30, 14:00, 17:00, 18:30 & Sunday 11:30, 14:00, 16:00, 17:30 | Age guidance: 4+ | Duration: 20 minutes
Click here to book your tickets | Full price 3 € | People with disabilities – Companions, Unemployed & OCC Friend 2 €

Pale Blue Dot – Nomad Project | Paul Griffiths & Polyphonica
Saturday 12:30 and 16:00 & Sunday 12:30 and 18:00 | People of all ages | Duartion: 25 minutes
Free admission with entrance tickets

FLY | Lefteris Veniadis
Saturday & Sunday 11:00, 13:00 and 16:30 | Age guidance: 5+ | Duration: 35 minutes
Click here to book your tickets | Full price 4 € | People with disabilities – Companions, Unemployed & OCC Friend 3 €

Turntable project | Gnous
Saturday 12:00, 14:00 and 18:30 & Sunday 12:00, 14:00 and 17:30 | Age guidance: 6+ | Duration: 35 minutes
Click here to book your tickets | Full price 4 € | People with disabilities – Companions, Unemployed & OCC Friend 3 € | Combo 7 € combined  tickets with Sound-Βody (Ictus Ensemble)

Cooking with a Piano | Lorenta Ramou
Saturday & Sunday 11:00, 12:30, 16:00 and 18:00 | Age guidance: 4+ | Duration: 35 minutes
Click here to book your tickets | Full price 3 € | People with disabilities – Companions, Unemployed & OCC Friend 2 €

Sound Morphing and Voice & Noise Manipulation | Fabrika Music (Stefanos Konstantinidis & Nasos Sopylis)
Saturday & Sunday 12:00, 14:00, 16:30 and 19:00 | Age guidance: 5+ | Duration: 25 minutes
Click here to book your tickets | Full price 3 € | People with disabilities – Companions, Unemployed & OCC Friend 2 €

OUTSIDE THE OCC

Dourgouti Park
The Percussions | Percussion Ensemble of Athens Conservatoire – Dimitris Desyllas
Saturday & Sunday 11:30, 13:30 and 17:30 | People of all ages | Duration: 25 minutes
Free admission

visit official site for bookings at: sgt.gr

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