Man in the elevator
Heiner Goebbels gives stage music a lift
"Goebbels’ score draws on rock, jazz, and samba, with sprinklings of sampled noises and computer-generated sounds. Yet wide-ranging as it is, there’s not a gratuitous reference or wasted note. Everything is there for a reason, and the reason is always found in the text: words and music are equal partners."
"Man in the Elevator molds words and music, composition and improvisation, into an organic whole – a heady summation of Goebbels’ strategy for breaking down barriers separating writers and musicians."
The Boston Phoenix (US), 12 March 1990