This Year has been a very busy year with intense touring of his new music theatre production, with lots of concerts and performances from Taipeh to Vancouver ....and a long list of lectures, which Heiner Goebbels held in Oslo, Berlin (3), London, Frankfurt (2), Cologne, Zurich, Munich (2), Porto, Warsaw and many other Academies and Universities. In April a one hour Film-Portrait by Dagmar Birke has been broadcasted on the ARTE TV-channel. The SWR premiered Hashirigaki as a new radio-play and the Bochum Symphonics performed the new orchestra-composition Ou bien Sunyatta.
More performances in 2004 of the Opera Landschaft mit entfernten Verwandten / Paysage avec parents éloignés / Landscape with distant relatives (Caen and Paris, France), of Eislermaterial (Frankfurt, Paris, Weimar), Schwarz auf Weiss (Taipeh, Moscow), Max Black (Vancouver), Hashirigaki (Sydney Festival and Warsaw), the "classical" staged concert Die Befreiung des Prometheus/The Liberation of Prometheus (Bochum) , ...même soir.- Marseille, Grenoble) and many concerts (in Warsaw, Bochum, Porto, Cologne and others).
Three music theatre works of Heiner Goebbels were invited for the Festival d'Automne in Paris this year: the opera Landschaft mit entfernten Verwandten / Paysage avec parents éloignés / Landscape with distant relatives in October, the staged concert Eislermaterial in November and the new work Eraritjaritjaka - museé des phrases in December.
In the Season 2003/2004 Heiner Goebbels was composer-in-residence with the Bochumer Symphonics (conductor: Steven Sloane). The series of performances was opened with the creation of Notiz einer Fanfare and with a performance of Eislermaterial in the Autumn 2003. In January 2004 a performance of Die Befreiung des Prometheus/The Liberation of Prometheus followed. New performances of "The Horation - three Songs" from Surrogate Cities and La Jalousie came in March and May. A new orchestral composition Ou bien Sunyatta was premiered at the Gebläsehalle Bochum/Hattingen in July.
On April 20th the new music theatre piece by Heiner Goebbels Eraritjaritjaka - museé des phrases was premiered at theatre vidy in lausanne. With words by Elias Canetti and string-quartett compositions of the 20th century, Heiner Goebbels created part three of a trilogy with André Wilms - having started with Ou bien le débarquement désastreux in 1993 and continued with Max Black in 1998. Eraritjaritjaka is developed with stage and light-designer Klaus Grünberg, costume designer Florence von Gerkan, Sounddesigner Willi Bopp and the young belgian film director Bruno Deville. The music is performed by the Mondriaan String Quartett from Amsterdam. 12 performances were presented in Lausanne and have been enthusiastically received by the audience and the critics (see first german, english and french reviews); since the summer this work was aswell recieved with great response at the Edinburgh International Festival and awarded with the HERALD ANGEL AWARD, later in Frankfurt, Zurich, Den Haag, Berlin and Paris, where a series of 12 performances at the ODEON was sold out. The press celebrated this event with an entire page in La Liberation (France) and La Reppublica (Italy) and reviews in Le Monde a.o. It became already a kind tradition to finish the last days of the year with performances at schauspielfrankfurt : Hashirigaki 2002, Landschaft mit entfernten Verwandten 2003, Eraritjaritjaka 2004.