How do you make classical music accessible to kids? The Big Bang festival tackles that question
Ottawa Citizen - 14 February 2020
Understanding the Big Bang with festival founder Wouter Van Looy
Artsfile - 13 February 2020
"Nothing is as cute, inspiring and fascinating as awakening children's fantasies. The travelling BIG BANG Festival exposes the young ones to all kinds of adventurous, colourful music in a myriad of activities. No sit-down, stay-silent festival here, but an interactive paradise for your small, curious explorers."
Discover Benelux - October 2019
"Cultural discrimination against children seems to be one of the last acceptable apartheids in our society. Complex creative music always seems to happen in places and at times that exclude the “under age”, abandoning them and their musical education to commerce and bland, sterile “young people’s music”. So enlightened parents will be thankful for the Ark and the Europe-wide Big Bang festival, programmed with the participation of children themselves."
The Irish Times - 6 April 2019
"The BIG BANG is one of the most successful children’s festivals in Europe, and Ottawa is the first city in North America to bring this innovative art program to life. The approach is entirely different to what most parents and children will expect. The festival builds on the legacy of Wouter Van Looy, who founded this wildly successful and innovative children’s music festival in 1995 as a platform for artistic contemporary music programming specifically for children."
Stage Door News - 5 March 2019
Le festival Big Bang fait découvrir l'Opéra de Rouen aux enfants
Tendance Ouest - 7 December 2018