News 2021

A House of Call and Liberté d'action at Musikfest Berlin

On August 30th the new cycle for orchestra A House of Call will open the Musikfest in Berlin Philharmony. Just a few days later followed by two performances of Liberté d'action at Haus des Rundfunks (RBB).

Here an interview by Winrich Hopp and Heiner Goebbels on A House of Call.

Liberté d'action succesfully opened Vienna Festwochen and Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen

photo Liberté d'action © Helge Krückeberg

Two important European Festivals for contemporary music and performing arts opened their 2021 program with the new creation by Heiner Goebbels Liberté d'action. Kunstfestspiele Hannover Herrenhausen started on May 27th open air, Vienna Festwochen started on June 3rd in Museumsquartier with a large echo in the media on Liberté d'action - see reviews.

KunstFestSpiele Talk - Friederike Westerhaus im Gespräch mit Heiner Goebbels

Worldpremiere of Liberté d'action slightly postponed

Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen just announced that the two very first performances of Liberté d'action have been moved to May 27th and 28th.


photo © GEMA photo © GEMA

Heiner Goebbels is awarded GEMA MUSIKAUTORENPREIS 2021 - in category music theatre


photo Liberté d'action © Helge Krückeberg

"Gegenwärtig lebe ich allein" - new 'Hörstück' / RADIOPIECE by Heiner Goebbels with texts by Henri MIchaux, coproduced by SWR and DLF, will be broadcasted in January 2021. Worldpremiere SWR2 January 7th, DLF January 13th.


Reviews in FAZ, FR, SZ, taz, epd-medien

Liberté d'action - new theatre production / STAGED CONCERT by Heiner Goebbels - will be premiered in May 2021.

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A House of Call - new CYCLE FOR LARGE ORCHESTRA by Heiner Goebbels, composed for Ensemble Modern Orchestra and conductor Vimbayi Kaziboni, was orginally ready to be premiered in fall 2020 at Berlin Philharmony, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Philharmony Cologne, Festival Wien Modern, Tonhalle Düsseldorf and musica viva Munich. All this had to be moved to the autumn 2021.

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New edition of the ANTHOLOGY Ästhetik der Abwesenheit by Heiner Goebbels, including several new texts, lectures and interviews out now ! Verlag Theater der Zeit in december 2020.

Eraritjaritjaka: Vingt spectacles indispensables pour un XXIe siècle sous tension

Heiner Goebbels Eraritjaritjaka - musée de phrases with André Wilms is among the 20 SHOWS OF THE 21st CENTURY - after a survey by Swiss daily Newspaper "Le Temps" asking 45 journalists, critics, theatre directors and theatre studies experts for their personal 'pantheon'.

N°20/58 among the favorite 2020 of France Musique

the New CD by Erwan Keravec GOEBBELS/GLASS/RADIGUE with the composition No.20/58 has been chosen for France Musique's "Carrefour de la création collaboratif en soutien à la musique contemporaine"