Zefiro Torna announces a new spring with groundbreaking multidisciplinary creations, international collaborations and timeless music that touches body and mind. Download our brochure, full of inspiration for your cultural season 2020-21
This fall, in addition to a few concerts, Zefiro Torna is preparing a number of (inter)national productions that will premiere in spring 2020.
We are especially looking forward to work with the theater company Laika. Together we'll transform the Balsam program into a mysterious alchemical lab where the public is served elixirs, ointments, syrups, all while the music enchants.
In addition, we will bring a few noon concerts at Opera Vlaanderen with the Champions des Dames program.
We'll also celebrate Beethoven 2020 with the hybrid concert installation PASTORALE, in which the music helps shape an ecology of microscopic life forms.
Pow'rful Morpheus, let thy charms
Wrap the world in slumber's arms,
With thy sweet composed numbers,
Rock each mortal in slumbers.
So no ear or eye shall know
Where we are or what we do. (William Webb, 17th C.)
Close your eyes and let yourself be intoxicated by Hypnos, the mythological god of sleep. Zefiro Torna pours from a hallucinogenic brew of slumbering thoughts, nightly wanderings, lonely sorrow, death wishes, secret fantasies, idealistic sanctuaries and appeasing whispers.
Baroque composers such as Johannes H. Kapsberger, Jacopo Peri, John Dowland, Marain Marais and Johann Sebastian Bach let themselves be inspired by this theme of night, sleep and dream when writing songs and instrumental music. A voice cuts through the darkness accompanied by the atmospheric sound of theorbo, lute, cello and electronics.
The program comes to life in the intimate settings of a lounge atmosphere. A mixologist is part of the scene and prepares alcoholic cocktails and natural concoctions on the spot. Much like an alchemist, he extracts, ferments, stirs and strains; he combines unsuspected ingredients in elixirs that slowly transport you to a dream state. Lay back and listen to... Ssssomnia.