News 2023

Heiner Goebbels at MUSIC FOR VILNIUS

photo The Comforter © Heiner Goebbels The International site-specific music festival „Muzika erdvėje“ - Part of the official program „Vilnius 700“ - invited seven world-famous composers from diverse countries and cultures, renowned for their performances on prestigious concert stages and at international festivals from New York to Tokyo, to honor Vilnius by offering their exclusive musical gifts in celebration of the city's 700th anniversary. Each composer is creating a new music piece dedicated to a selected location in the city, which will be publicly presented during the cycle of world premieres from May to July. Heiner Goebbels has chosen to create a site specific audiovisual installation for the church of Saint Virgin Mary of Consolation, which will be open from May 10th. The portrait concert under the direction of Vykintas Baltakas will happen on May 12th. On the same day the Goethe Institut will present the Lithuanian translation of Heiner Goebbels' Anthology Aestetic of Absence. For COSMOS Theatre workshops Heiner Goebbels will offer an open lecture on May 3rd.

5 Stars for A HOUSE OF CALL with London Philharmonic Orchestra

photo A House of Call © LPO

The Guardian's review of the british premiere of Heiner Goebbels' new Cycle for large orchestra A House of Call in the Royal Festival hall awarded the concert with 5 stars: "It’s a dazzling parade of musical imagery, utterly involving and one of Goebbels’s finest achievements."

Installation in Museo REINA SOFIA, Madrid

in a large group show around the term MACHINATIONS inspired by the thinking of Félix Guatarri and Gilles Deleuze the contemporary art museum Reina Sofia in Madrid dedicates one room to a new video and sound installation by Heiner Goebbels - starting in June.

New Performative Installation at Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte

photo © Heiner Goebbels For September 2023 Heiner Goebbels creates a new performative Installation - site specific for the world heritage Völklinger Hütte. More informations here in the next months.

Current Exhibition: SEVEN COLUMNS in Elefsina

photo 7 Columns © Heiner Goebbels

At paleo eleourgio, in the premises of a former oil mill, Heiner Goebbels realised for the opening of Elefsina European Capital of Culture 2023 a large multi media installation entitled 7 Columns (Mυστήριο_44 7 Columns | Mystery_44 7 στήλες) which runs until the end of April.

Songs of Wars I Have Seen in Stockholm

photo Songs of Wars I have seen © Nadja Sjöström

In Kulturhuset Stockholm two Ensembles - Rebaroque and KammarensembelN - performed under the direction of Christian Karlsen Songs of Wars I have seen with enthusiastic response of press and audiences


photo A House of Call © Heiner Goebbels

Peter Rundel conducted A House of Call in Casa da Musica with the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto, light design by Heiner Goebbels

Concerts, Performances, Installations in 2023

In 2023 the celebrated new orchestra composition A House of Call was already performed in Porto and will see its London Premiere at the end of March, the large scale performance Everything that happened and would happen can be seen at the 10th Theatre Olympics in Budapest in June, the cycle Songs of Wars I have seen with texts by Gertrude Stein will be performed in Sweden, Switzerland and Scotland; excerpts of Surrogate Cities will be performed in Buenis Aires at the at the Teatro Colon Argentina and new installations are created for exhibitions in Greece, Spain, Lithuania and Germany. More details within the next months soon here and in the calender.