Tallinn Music Week
5—6 April 2024

Big Bang presents: Creating adventurous music projects for young audiences

TMW Conference 2023

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The starting point of this panel discussion is a unique laboratory for experimentation with music and sound, known as BIG BANG Festival. The international festival of musical adventures for young audiences, taking place currently in 17 cities all over Europe and in Canada, is the context in which many daring projects have been created and presented.

What are the challenges in creating and programming music projects for children? The following discussion introduces contemporary and innovative ways in the creation of music projects for young audiences. Whether they flirt with contemporary sounds or revisit tradition, whether they invent new ways of listening or try out modes of interaction, these processes are an inspiring journey along uncommon pathways towards creation for and with young audiences.


Wouter Van Looy, artistic director of Zonzo Compagnie, founder of the Big Bang Festival, stage director of opera and music theatre

Letizia Renzini, multimedia artist and performer, stage director

Emma Driesprong, EU project manager of the Big Bang Festival, (inter)national relations Zonzo Compagnie

Helena Tulve, composer


Reigo Ahven, CEO and co-founder of Fairmus, creative director of the rhythm music department of Tallinn College of Music and Ballet (MUBA)

​​The panel is curated by the Tallinn Philharmonic Society in cooperation with Zonzo Compagnie (Belgium), supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union