The Music Factory (6+)

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The five Calefax men work in a pipe factory. Every day they do the same and that suits them fine. So there is great panic when one day the orders stop coming in.

The men decide to experiment with the pipes and inadvertently invent a musical instrument, which happens to sound really good as well! This turns out to be the start of a wild musical adventure with wind instruments. The Music Factory is a humorous performance without words, but with lots and lots of music.

“The performance (..) is outstanding. Not a single word is spoken, but the musicians turn out to be talented mime artists that tell a humorous and touching story on social relationships through movement and music”
NRC

Awards

The Music Factory was awarded the prestigious Junge Ohren Preis (Young Ears Prize) 2012, for the best music production for young audiences. In their report, the jury said: “The Music Factory gives a brief, fascinating and lively glimpse of the history, construction and playing technique of reed instruments, through musical forms of communication. The structure of the arranged compositions and styles of music is made accessible for children in an exciting, non-verbal plot. The project serves as a good example in the way it encourages children to experiment.”

Past concerts

Sat 22 Jul '17 15.00 The Music Factory (6+) Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre Hong Kong / China
Sat 22 Jul '17 19.30 The Music Factory (6+) Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre Hong Kong / China
Sat 21 Oct '17 15.00 The Music Factory (6+) Philharmonie Luxemburg / Luxemburg
Sat 21 Oct '17 17.00 The Music Factory (6+) Philharmonie Luxemburg / Luxemburg
Sat 25 Nov '17 17.00 The Music Factory (6+) Philharmonie Luxemburg / LU
Sun 26 Nov '17 11.00 The Music Factory (6+) Philharmonie Luxemburg / LU
Sun 26 Nov '17 15.00 The Music Factory (6+) Philharmonie Luxemburg / LU
Sat 24 Feb '18 14.30 The Music Factory (6+) BASF Gesellschaftshaus Ludwigshafen / DE
Sat 24 Feb '18 14.30 The Music Factory (6+) BASF Gesellschaftshaus Ludwigshafen / DE
Sun 25 Feb '18 11.00 The Music Factory (6+) Stadthaus Winterthur Winterthur / CH
Sun 25 Feb '18 11.00 The Music Factory (6+) Stadthaus Winterthur Winterthur / CH
Sat 7 Apr '18 20.00 The Music Factory (6+) Bilkent Concert Hall Ankara / TUR
Sun 8 Apr '18 20.00 The Music Factory (6+) Bilkent Concert Hall Ankara / TUR
Sun 13 Jan '19 15.00 The Music Factory (6+) Kantonsschule Glarus Glarus / CH
Sun 31 Mar '19 15.00 The Music Factory (6+) TivoliVredenburg Utrecht / NL
Mon 1 Apr '19 10.00 The Music Factory (6+) TivoliVredenburg (two school performances) Utrecht / NL
Sun 24 Nov '19 15.00 The Music Factory (6+) Schlosstheater Fulda / DE
Sun 5 Jan '20 14.30 The Music Factory (6+) Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden / NL
Sun 16 Oct '22 15.00 The Music Factory (6+) Festhalle Viersen / DE