More Die Befreiung des Prometheus performances took place in Trier, Rotterdam and Karlsruhe/ZKM, as well as a live radio version has been premiered in cooperation with the SWR. Hashirigaki has been shown at the Istanbul International Festival of Theatre, succesfully passed a U.S. Tour (Hanover, Minneapolis, Los Angeles), and had a series of shows in Hongkong and at the Barbican Centre in London with again great response. The last shows for this year will be in Frankfurt. Max Black performances happened at Frankfurt and Madrid.
Surrogate Cities for big orchestra had its U.K. premiere at the Edinburgh Festival in August, and about ten performances of a staged version have started from October 11th at the Opera in Freiburg.
More Ensemble Compositions have been performed by AGON Orchestra, ASKO Ensemble, Blindman Quartett, Ensemble Modern, Remix Ensemble Portugal a.o. Again shows of ...même soir.- by les Percussions de Strasbourg took place in Netherlands. Concerts of Scutigeras by Piano Circus.
The new music theatre project by Heiner Goebbels with the Ensemble Modern, his first opera Landschaft mit entfernten Verwandten / Paysage avec parents éloignés / Landscape with distant relatives has opened on October 16 2002 at the Opera Geneve and had a total of ten successful performances (Batiment des forces motrices, Geneve). In the beginnig of 2003 a number of performances at the Holland Festival in Amsterdam and at the Co-Producer's venues will follow: the german premiere in Berlin, the french premiere in Mulhouse and the Austrian Premiere in St.Pölten.
In the context of his 50th birthday in Frankfurt/Main Heiner Goebbels was awarded with the Goethe-Plakette and a number of concerts, staged concerts and theatre performances took place in the next months. The concert hall Alte Oper and the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm prepared concerts with the Ensemble Modern and performances of Max Black and the Schauspiel Frankfurt will present for the first time in Frankfurt aswell performances of Hashirigaki in the end of December.
In the context of his 50th birthday the WDR3 has broadcasted a three hour show on 17th August by Michael Rüsenberg, and the SWR2 has broadcasted on every thursday in August five representations of Heiner-Goebbels-Material.
On September 9th the record label ECM has released the Eislermaterial CD with Ensemble Modern and Josef Bierbichler. The german CD magazine "Phonoforum" has awarded the CD with the star of the month, the german website "schallplattenkritik.de" (CD reviews) has put it on the list of the best CDs of the fourth quarter 2002.
Komposition als Inszenierung, a book on the work of Heiner Goebbels (editor: Wolfgang Sandner) with his writings as well as many contributions by other authors and many photographs, has now been released by the Henschel Verlag Berlin. A first public presentation took place Sept. 8th in the Alte Oper Frankfurt.
The live-radiopiece Oder die glücklose Landung (Or the hapless landing - SWR 2000) was awarded with the Prix Marulic Special Price at the 6th International Radio Festival in Kroatia. This radio piece also was awarded with the WORLD SILVER MEDAL of the New York Festivals Radio competition 2002.
A Heiner Goebbels Festival has taken place in Rotterdam (March 2002) with four performances of concert pieces and staged concerts.