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Babelut Parcours ///

MUSIC by Frédéric Verrières



with Musica, C-TAKT, Down The Rabbit Hole, dramatist Koen Haagdorens, Frédéric Verrières and Tina Heylen.

Premiered in November 2021 

Babelut Parcours is a biennial musical experience for children aged 0 to 5 and their (grand)parents. International artists take the participants on a voyage of discovery full of music, sound installations and, above all, lots of interaction. Passively participating is not an option: the young visitors become little artists themselves and a source of inspiration for the actors, musicians and dancers.

Down The Rabbit Hole, together with Musica Impuls Center for Music, composer Frédéric Verrières, dramaturge Koen Haagdorens, and theatre maker Tina Heylen, devel a brand new musical experience as a successor to IGLO and GOLD: Babelut Parcours ZIMZUM, in which we zoom in and out both auditorily and visually, from impressive to intimate and back again.


During the performance, the scenography transforms constantly. Move from a large room filled with loud electronics to a small room with intimate melody, and back again. The visual and musical play of the artists stimulates all your senses. In addition, it stimulates the little ones to explore on their own and actively participate in Babelut Parcours ZIMZUM.

In Babelut Parcours ZIMZUM, small children imagine themselves to be big and big people imagine themselves to be small. Through folding and stretching, everything is thrown out of proportion.

Babelut Parcours is a concept of Musica, Impulse centre for Music.


Musica Impulscentrum voor muziek


Loes Bruyninckx

(artistic coordination)

Down the Rabbit Hole

(artistic direction)

Frédéric Verrières


Hanna Kölbel

Kaja Farszky

 Dries Tack


Lucas van Haesbroeck

(light design)

Tina Heylen

(stage design)

Koen Haagdorens

(dramaturgy adviser)

Daniel Nunes

(sound engineer)

Sarah Verhulst



for kids only

MUSIC by Thierry De Mey, Michael Maierhof, David Helbich & Joris Blanckaert


supported by

De School van Gaasbeek & LOD, Bijloke Summer Academy in Ghent (2018)

Premiere postponed to 2021 

© Down the Rabbit Hole 2020 in co-production with LODmuziektheater

duration 35 min.

Thierry De Mey - Musique de table

Michael Maierhof - Shopping nr. 4

David Helbich - Earpieces (selection)

Joris Blanckaert - Woke - new work

JUKEBOX is a concert performed by three musicians playing new music within a special installation where the audience plays the most important role. The concert is dedicated to children (8 - 11 years old) and their role of listening is explored in many different ways.


Are your ears musical instruments? Where does the concert take place when there is no stage? Can your ear guide you to move freely in the concert space when there are no chairs? What is your favourite listening position? How can you make music out of a sound just by listening differently? When you find yourself in an unusual situation, how well do you listen to your ears?


JUKEBOX is an intuitive musical parkour animated by the  video installation in which the audience can move freely and be guided by its spatial hearing instincts. It’s an experience that changes the perspective of what is music and what are musical instruments.


Filipa Botelho

(concept, artistic direction + performer)

Kaja Farszky

(concept, artistic direction + performer)

Hanna Kölbel

(concept, artistic direction + performer)


Joris Blanckaert


Brecht Debackere

(interaction design)

Nele Fack

(animation and visual design)

Quentin Meurisse

(sound design and programming)

Johannes Ringoot

(light design)

Saskia Louward

(stage and costume design adviser)

Koen Haagdorens

(dramaturgy adviser)

Tom Rummens

(children dramaturgy adviser)

my privacy

is your privacy ///

MUSIC by Yiran Zhao, Louis D'Heudieres & Sara Glojnarić

created @ Snape Maltings Residency Open Space, supported by Ulysses Network - December 2018

to be performed @ Hambourg (DE), D'Apostrof, Meigem (BE)

© Down the Rabbit Hole 2019

duration 1h30 installation type performance

Yiran Zhao - SHHH! for head solo

Louis D'Heudieres - Sitzfleisch

Sara Glojnarić - Confession Box

Down the Rabbit Hole is developing a programme of experimental music dealing with the themes of public privacy and ‘social composing’ - a term coined by the German composer Brigitta Muntendorf to describe an approach to music that uses music’s embeddedness in social relationships – between performer, composer, and audience, or between humans and their online selves, for example –  as compositional material.

my privacy is your privacy is an exploration of human’s physical and emotional presence in a musical virtual environment, to be realized, performed and toured in the UK and Europe in 2019/20.


MUSIC by Elena Rykova, Rama Gottfried and Alexander Schubert

Performed @ Ultima Festival for Contemporary Music, Vox Feminae Zagreb, Acker Stadt Palast Berlin & SMOG, Walter - Brussels

duration 55 minutes

© Down the Rabbit Hole 2018

Rama Gottfried - apophänie

Elena Rykova - 101% mind uploaded

Alexander Schubert - Hello

A bunch of hypersensitive nerves are sending obscure information - « the organisms of the miniature Apophänie world are born, mutated, absorbed, and consumed, a narrative grows between the microscopic entities » (Rama Gottfried). Pending musical life forms are unconsciously pulsating, surviving and purring along during the complex surgery of a « huge strange organism with many receptors and organs » (Elena Rykova). Meanwhile, a high blood pressure mind is relentlessly inventing a new joke taking place in the « composer's living room, it's an invitation into the personal world of (Alexander Schubert). please enjoy. »  CHARGED is a quite loaded performance by music collective Down the Rabbit Hole with musical operations that become fruitful matter for procrastination.

And all that seemed blurred and vague turns into a pleasurable yet immediate cause for playing it out, letting it live and dance, with crackling, buzzing, grooving, soothing, moving and re-mixed sounds.


MUSIC by Frédéric Verrières, Matthias Kranebitter &

Alexander Schubert

to be performed in Austria and Belgium 2019/20

© Down the Rabbit Hole 2019

duration 1h10min.

Alexander Schubert - HELLO

Matthias Kranebitter - bureaucrats and trichromats

Frédéric Verrières - 78 pieces of film

Alexander Schubert - F1

“Fear isn't so difficult to understand. After all, weren't we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since

Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that

frightened us yesterday. It's just a different wolf. This fright complex is rooted in every individual.” - Alfred Hitchcock

à taaaable! ///

MUSIC by Michael Maierhoff, Thierry de Mey, Simon Loeffler,

Simon Steen-Andersen & Steve Reich 

"low-tech" programme for all audiences

© Down the Rabbit Hole 2018-19

duration 50min.

Michael Maeirhoff - Shopping nr. 4

Simon Steen-Andersen - Difficulties putting it into practice

Thierry de Mey - Musique de table

Simon Loeffler - b

Steve Reich - Music for pieces of wood

Il est l’heure - midi! - À taaaable!

À midi on mange, un peu de soupe, une salade, des pommes de terre, une omelette aux champignons et une tarte aux pommes pour finir en douceur.

Mais qu’est-ce qu’on mange sur une table musicale ?

Quelques consonnes avalées, des papiers déchirés qui se mangent accompagnés d’une petite chorégraphie des mains, un soufflé de ballons bleus, un güiro de papier vert, un sifflet rouge, des lampes qui s’allument et s'éteignent, un câble qui fait du “buzzzz” et quelques pièces de bois bien rythmées, le tout autour d’une table, avec trois musiciennes du collectif Down the Rabbit Hole. La cuisine magique

des objets qui se transforment en instruments musicaux.

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