Zefiro Torna's antidote

Like many other artists and ensembles, Zefiro Torna had to cancel upcoming concerts due to the corona crisis. It's a pity, but the health of everyone around us comes first.

In the meantime, we continue to work on future projects from our attic, living room or improvised office. Every week, we'll provide a musical antidote, starting with this playlist on Spotify:

Stay healthy and creative!


A lab of senses

In January 2020, Zefiro Torna will reshape the production of Balsam into a music theater performance that stimulates all the senses. To this end, the ensemble works together with theater company Laika - Theater der Zinnen. Balsam becomes a visual and physically stimulating laboratory in which the live music merges with surprising scents and flavors. While the music is simmering and enchanting, the spectators witness all kinds of experiments and chemical processes: oil solidifies dropwise into edible pearls, milk becomes electric, charcoal a sweet treat. Balms, powders, drinks and amuse gueules in all scents, colors and flavors are presented and shared by the performers with those sitting next to you, premiered on January 31, 2020 in Le Channel (Calais, FR) and then on tour in France, The Netherlands and Belgium.




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—  (2006)

Zefiro Torna

A multimedia production where Zefiro Torna dives into the medieval and renaissance world of the siren. Mermaphilia offers an abundance of atmospheres harbouring music of the Spanish conquistadores, English sailors in the days Admiral Nelson, 13th century mysticism, Elizabethan interiorising and glorifying baroque music. Through sound sculptures on tape, transformed voice and instruments and an adapted light direction, a distinct universe is created that carries off the audience into an imaginary, Ulysses-like sea voyage, where not only adventure, beauty and temptation, but also decadence and destruction set the tone.

Els Van Laethem, Cécile Kempenaers vocals
François Lazarevic recorders, bag-pipes
Jurgen De bruyn lute, chitarrone, guitar, artistic direction
Liam Fennelly fiddle, viola da gamba
Frédéric Malempré percussion
Jan Verschooren sound engineer
Arne Lievens light`

Ward Weis and George De Decker composition soundscape