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 Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.


Friday 24 May 2019 - Sunday 26 May 2019


BIG BANG festival /

The Big Bang Seminar follows the experience of Big Bang – Adventurous Music Festival for a Young Audience, which has its origins in the artistic collaboration between seven European countries.
This seminar will focus on the analysis and debate of fundamental questions regarding creation in this area – attention mechanisms, engagement and development of a young audience.
A struggle on two fronts: Young persons' encounter with creative music practices in the midst of current irreconcilable dualities  
Panagiotis A. Kanellopoulos: Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of Thessaly, Greece
Noise, participation, (dis)engagement
Danae Stefanou: Assistant Professor at the School of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Bringing new music to life
Richard McNicol: Artistic leader of the education program of Klavier Festival Ruhr and presenter of education programs and concerts at the Orchestra de Paris and elsewhere, in France and German
and among other Big Bang partners:
Wouter Van Looy: Artistic Director, Zonzo Compagnie
Entrance is free and on a first come, first served basis.
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before each event.
Simultaneous translation is provided in the case of speakers using a language other than Greek.The Big Bang network consists of the Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens, the Centro cultural de Belém (Portugal), the Nytt Konserthus I Stavanger IKS (Norway), the Opéra de Lille (France), the Centre for Fine Arts – Bozar (Belgium), Kinder Kinder (Germany), the Fundación para el Desarrollo Sostenible de Alcalá de Guadaira, Alcalá Innova (Spain) and MotorMusic bvba (Belgium).
The Big Band music festival for a young audience is an Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens and Zonzo Compagnie co-production and event of the European BIG BANG network.
Co-funded by the European Union /Creative Europe Culture programme.