Heiner Goebbels

The 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 Ruhrtriennale - International Festival of the Arts RUHRTRIENNALE. He created a great variety of sound and video installations, which have been displayed by Artangel London, MAC Lyon, Museum Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, Albertinum Dresden a.o..

Heiner Goebbels worked for nearly 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 twelve years (2006-2018). From 2012 to 2014 he was the artistic director of the International Festival of the Arts RUHRTRIENNALE.
2018 he recieved the first appointment for the newly established Georg Büchner Professorhip, which he recieved from the President of the Justus Liebig University and 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 and 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.