Heiner Goebbels

 What drives the attention of an audience is the unforeseeable, and the secrets and mystery of a performance.
 
 
Heiner Goebbels, one of the great innovators in the world of theatre, multimedia and performance art, was born in Germany in 1952. He was a member of the art rock group Cassiber from 1982 to 1992, and at the same time was writing music for theatre, film and the ballet. In the mid-1980s he began creating audio plays for radio Hörstücke, available as a 3-CD set in ECMs New Series often based on texts by the 20th-century German dramatist Heiner Müller, a long-term influence. Müller also supplied the textual inspiration for Goebbels Der Mann im Fahrstuhl (The Man in the Elevator).
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 What drives the attention of an audience is the unforeseeable, and the secrets and mystery of a performance.
 
 
Heiner Goebbels, one of the great innovators in the world of theatre, multimedia and performance art, was born in Germany in 1952. He was a member of the art rock group Cassiber from 1982 to 1992, and at the same time was writing music for theatre, film and the ballet. In the mid-1980s he began creating audio plays for radio Hörstücke, available as a 3-CD set in ECMs New Series often based on texts by the 20th-century German dramatist Heiner Müller, a long-term influence. Müller also supplied the textual inspiration for Goebbels Der Mann im Fahrstuhl (The Man in the Elevator).
 
Since 1988 Goebbels has composed regularly for the Ensemble Modern (Red Run, Befreiung, La Jalousie)  and the Ensemble Intercontemporain (Herakles 2). In 1994 came Surrogate Cities, a response to the complexity of the modern city, scored for large orchestra and one of the composers most far-reaching projects. In 2002, Goebbels premiered his first opera Landschaft mit entfernten Verwandten which the BBCs Andrew McGregor called a stunning achievement, and a haunting experience. In the same year Eislermaterial, one of Goebbels most popular albums, was released. It is a multi-faceted portrait of and tribute to one of Goebbels heroes, the 20th-century German composer Hanns Eisler, who set many texts by Brecht.
 
Stifters Dinge (Stifters Things), a performative installation without performers, musicians or actors was first presented in Lausanne in 2007 and seen in London the following year; a CD of this extraordinary acoustic creation was subsequently released. The Guardian said of it: It's a typical Goebbels collage and typically, too, all the elements somehow cohere. Even on disc it's mysterious and compelling.
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2024April 26Heiner Goebbels

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