Big Bang LX19
Ofício das Artes (Portugal)
Possibly the largest hurdy-gurdy in the world, the Amoura is an instrument of such absurdly gigantic dimensions that it is possible to seat a dozen people inside it. During the Big Bang Festival, we will invite kids and grown-ups to participate in a sensory and creative experience, playing both the inside and the outside of this giant instrument. The hurdy-gurdy is an instrument of Celtic-Gaelic origins. The friction from the wheel, operated through a crank, makes the strings vibrate, thus producing sound. The hurdy-gurdy also has a keyboard that allows the user to play different melodies.
Big Bang Festival is a coproduction between CCB (Centro Cultural de Belém) and Zonzo Compagnie, and it's part of the Big Bang european network, financed by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
This festival is supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.