Heiner Goebbels

Composer and director Heiner Goebbels (*1952) belongs to the most important exponents of the contemporary music and theatre scene. His compositions for ensembles and big orchestras published by Ricordi Berlin are currently performed worldwide as well as several of his music theatre works and staged concerts, mostly produced by Théâtre Vidy Lausanne, the Ensemble Modern and International Festival of the Arts RUHRTRIENNALE.

He created a great variety of sound and video installations. Solo Exhibitions: 2019 „It’s beautiful here” / Anthology of sound and space Museo de Arte, Bogota 2018 Landscape Plays Kunsthalle Gießen 2017 Genko-An 107031 New Space, Moscow 2016 The Human Province Albertinum, Dresden 2012 Stifters Dinge - The Unguided Tour Artangel London 2007 Stifters Dinge Artangel, London. Group Shows 2014 Museé d’Art Contemporain Lyon 2014 Toledo 2013 Duisburg and 2012 Essen Ruhrtriennale 2012 Museum Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt 2008 Berlin Gropiusstadt 2006 Museum of Art Tel Aviv 2005 Jeu de Paume Paris 2002 Brugge 2000 Centre Pompidou Paris 2000 ZKM Karlsruhe 2000 Palazzo delle Esposizioni Roma 1997 documenta X Kassel 1990 Bauhaus Weimar 1988 ars electronica Linz 1988 E-88 Berlin 1987 documenta VIII Kassel

Heiner Goebbels worked for almost 20 years as a professor at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies of the Justus Liebig University in Giessen (1999-2018) and was President of the Theatre Academy Hessen for from years 2006 to 2018. From 2012 to 2014 he was the artistic director of the International Festival of the Arts RUHRTRIENNALE.

2018 he received the first appointment for the newly established Georg Büchner Professorship from the President of the Justus Liebig University, which is established at the interdisciplinary research centre ZMI - Centre for Media and Interactivity in Gießen.

Upcoming performances can be seen in the Calender.

The Archive offers a large number of articles, reviews, pictures, a catalogue of works, the performance history and discography. Most of his CDs are produced and published by ecm records.

The music theatre production Stifters Dinge is still in the repertoire of Théâtre Vidy. Schwarz auf Weiss, Eislermaterial, Landschaft mit entfernten Verwandten are in the repertoire of the Ensemble Modern. The London Sinfonietta and the Orchestra in the Age of Enlightenment among many other International Ensembles perform Songs of Wars I have seen.

His latest productions John Cage: Europeras 1&2, Harry Partch: Delusion of the Fury and Louis Andriessen: De Materie are distributed by the Ruhrtriennale, Everything that happened and would happen by Plan B Hamburg, Liberté d'action by TNL Luxembourg.