We had the pleasure of showing THE MASS MAN to a sold out audience in Concertgebouw Brugge. Prior to the performance, Muziektheater Transparant director Wouter Van Looy and artistic director of Zefiro Torna Jurgen De bruyn shared their thoughts with the audience. They explained how Nobel Prize winner Elias Canetti and his masterly book on the themes of mass and power, medieval crusader songs and film images by Wim Catrysse form the raw material for a gripping music theatre performance.
Theatre critic Johan Thielemans wrote an engaging review.
The CD TIME CRAWLS is out on the label HOMERECORDS.BE and also available on our webshop (> CD).
Zefiro Torna takes us into a timeless universe with a reinterpretation of the 17th century broken consort music. Melodies intuitively created by flute player Jowan Merckx received a new arrangement for flute, violin, viola da gamba, violone, harp and lute by composers Marnix De Cat and Martin Valcke. The new written music bears traces of baroque and traditional music from all over Europe. The music, which is sometime melancholic, sometimes nimble and festive, fascinates by its ingeniously crafted texture and invites to dance.
This autumn, the alchemistic laboratory BALSAM with Laika, Theatre of the Senses will be on tour again. After two series of performances at the Boulevard Festival in Den Bosch and Cultura Nova in Heerlen in August, the team is ready for it! Prepare yourself for a bewitching ritual in which music, scents and flavours immerse you in the shimmering world of alchemy. Besides the Greenwich+Docks International Festival in London and a tour to Portugal and France, BALSAM also passes by a number of Belgian venues.
--> Take a look in the agenda for all dates
As an introduction to the performance PAST >I ORALE Zefiro Torna asked film maker Mathias Ruelle to create a short documentary. Through the eyes of five characters, this film highlights a few elementary parts from which the performance originated. The music of PAST >I ORALE - a wonderful mix of Beethoven, sound art and alternative pop - resonates as a soundtrack.
> Watch the documentary here (from June 15th until July 13th)
'A summer evening in Catalonia, 1399. A group of pilgrims are sitting next to the wall of the abbey church of Montserrat. They have come in search of forgiveness, purification, a fresh start.' Zefiro Torna and Psallentes re-opened this famous "Llibre Vermell de Montserrat". You can find our intimate version of the pilgrim songs on our newest CD, out now on the label Le Bricoleur. Get your copy here, it's the ideal soundtrack for a relaxing summer evening.
Zefiro Torna - Annelies Van Gramberen
Zefiro Torna – Vocalconsort Berlin – Ghalia Benali
Zefiro Torna feat. Annelies van Gramberen – Frank Vaganée Trio
Zefiro Torna - Stefaan Degand
Zefiro Torna – diverse lokale vocale ensembles
Jurgen De bruyn - Gustave Min
Psallentes – Zefiro Torna
Zefiro Torna - Ultima Thule
Zefiro Torna - Bram Bosteels
Jurgen De bruyn
Zefiro Torna – Antwerps Kathedraalkoor
Zefiro Torna – ARSENAAL/LAZARUS
Jurgen De bruyn – Tom Hannes – Mauro Pawlowski – Timo Van Luijk
Zefiro Torna – Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven – Ief Spincemaille
Zefiro Torna – Amorroma – Traces
Zefiro Torna – Lore Binon
Zefiro Torna – Ultima Thule
Zefiro Torna – Vlaams Radio Koor o.l.v. Hervé Niquet
Zefiro Torna – Abbatoir Fermé
Zefiro Torna – Jeroen D'hoe – Brody Neuenschwander
Zefiro Torna – ZOO/Thomas Hauert – Tom Hannes
Pantalone – Zefiro Torna – Ros Beiaardcomité
Zefiro Torna – Ensemble Polyfoon – Tom de Hoog
Zefiro Torna – Het Nieuw Gents Stadsblazerscollectief
Zefiro Torna – Zoo/Thomas Hauert