Mile(s)tones 5 - 6 Apr 2019

In MILE(S)TONES, a percussionist, a pianist and a trumpet player guide you into the fascinating world of the legendary American jazz composer and trumpet player Miles Davis.

His adventurous, innovative approach to music is this show’s starting point, leading you into a labyrinth of ever-changing spaces and moods. One moment, you may find yourself in the vibrant creativity of a recording studio, or on stage as one of the musicians; the next moment, you're creating a live soundtrack to a movie or you're in the celebrated musician's painting studio.

You will experience the endless, fantastic possibilities of improvised music through the compositions of Miles Davis, with members of the renowned Belgian jazz ensemble De Beren Gieren, Thijs Troch, Simon Segers, and trumpet player Bert Bernaerts as the ideal guides.

This show has been programmed with the approval of the children on the BIG BANG Dublin Festival Ambassador team!

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Big Bang Dublin

About BIG BANG Dublin...

The first festival of its kind in Ireland, BIG BANG Dublin will bring you amazing music events for children aged 2 to12. Expect a colour and curious programme full of different styles of music by musicians from Ireland and from across Europe. Fri 5thto Sun 7th April

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About Zonzo Compagnie…

Zonzo Compagnie creates performances that take music as their point of departure in an extraordinary way. They enchant their audience with intriguing portraits of composers such as John Cage, Miles Davis, J.S. Bach or Luciano Berio, surprise with wondrous sound installations, stir emotions with gorgeous songs and leave an impression with their multimedia setup. Many of their productions, including Mile(s)tones, have been nominated for the annual Young Audiences Music Awards (YAM Awards http://yamawards.org/ ) with their production Berberio winning in 2016.

Zonzo Compagnie has become an international trendsetter when it comes to music projects for young audiences with BIG BANG festival, an adventurous music festival that has found a fixed spot for its unique concept in Belgium, France, Greece, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Finland, Estonia and Ireland. In 2019 it will take off in the prestigious National Arts Center in the Canadian capital Ottawa. BIG BANG festival was recently awarded the EFFE award as Europe’s most innovative festival.