Weltbezüge in den Musiktheaterstücken "Schwarz auf Weiß" und "Eislermaterial"
Multidimensional Echo Spaces. World References in Heiner Goebbels' Musical Theatre Works Schwarz auf Weiss'and Eislermaterial By examining two exemplary music theatre works, this text describes how Heiner Goebbds creates thematic focus in his compositions. In both works, this occurs by integrating at least partial portraits of important figures who have shaped his own aesthetic — here Heiner Mueller and Hanns Eisler respectively. The relationships to these figures are mixed with arrangements and ac-centuations converging on the aesthetic fundamentals for which these two authors stand as crystallization points. This is particularly the case in moments where Goebbels explicitly employs alternatives to the classical strategies of European concert music, and specifically to conventional forms of setting texts.
Jörn Peter Hiekel
Musik Konzepte (DE), 2018
in: Ulrich Tadday (Hrsgb) Heiner Goebbels, Musik Konzepte Neue Folge 179, S.5-22