Zindering (Blaze) is a five-day festival held as part of Zinderende Stilte, ‘blazing silence’. Eleven concerts and two films will explore different aspects of silence. From whispering arches to the heartrending silences in Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poetry, or meditative music of Arvo Pärt to lullabies for a Filipino dragon. From Armenian miniatures to the glowing quiver of female voices from Iran. From a game with white noise to an essay in film about the process of becoming silent.

Zindering (Blaze) is organised by the Festival of Flanders Mechelen / Lunalia on the theme of Zinderende Stilte, blazing silence. In partnership with Mechelen Feest, nona arts centre, Mechelen Cultural Centre, DE MAAN, Pastorale Ploeg O.L.V. o/d Dijle, het Filmhuis, Waerbeke and Klara.