Fellowship at the Institute für advanced study
Since the beginning of octobre Heiner Goebbels is fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for advanced study) in Berlin until July 08.
Stifters Dinge / Stifter's Things
In September the new music theatre production Stifters Dinge has been premiered with great response in theatre vidy, lausanne. Performances at the coproducing institutions in Frankfurt (schauspiel) , Berlin (Spielzeit Europa - Berliner Festspiele) and Luxemburg (Grand Theatre) will follow in Octobre and Novembre as well as performances in Munich (Spielart Festival). Because of big request and small amount of possible spectators in this installative performance there are additional (late) performances announced in all cities. Please doublecheck the dates and time.
"Future of the theatre"-Award
Heiner Goebbels was awarded by the Polish theatre critics with the prize "Future of the Theatre" for the performances of Eraritjaritjaka during the Warsaw Theatre Festival "Festiwal Festiwali Teatralnych Spotkania" in 2006.
Songs of Wars I have seen
Heiner Goebbels composed a suite for ensemble called Songs of Wars I have seen as a common commission of the Southbank Centre London for the London Sinfonietta and the Orchestra in the Age of Enlightenment, which was premiered in the Queen Elizabeth Hall London July 12th, conducted by Sian Edwards - it was received with great response aswell by the audience and the british press: THE EVENING STANDARD reviewed it under the headline "Brilliant battle cries" and found it "Utterly hypnotic and quite unforgettable." Andrew Clements called it in THE GUARDIAN an "extraordinary musical experience" and the TIMES review describes "50 minutes of gently mesmerising music-theatre" and ends up with "A thought-provoking, hautingly tender work for troubled times"
Performances in 2007
More performances of the music theatre productions Max Black (New Zealand, Marseille, Normandie a.o.) Hashirigaki (Seoul, Jerusalem) and Eraritjaritjaka (Turin, Budapest, a.o.) and Schwarz auf Weiss (Madrid)
Landschaft mit entfernten Verwandten - CD release
The Opera Landschaft mit entfernten Verwandten (Landscape with distant Relativs) (2002) was released as a CD by ecm records with David Bennent, Georg Nigl, the Ensemble Modern and the Deutscher Kammerchor, conducted by Franck Ollu.