Published: 1 June 2019

The New Yorker

The German composer Heiner Goebbels has a long history of conjoining disparate impulses to make big statements, a trait that dates back to his salad days in the improvising eighties punk-rock quartet Cassiber. Since breaking out, in the nineties, as a major creator of visionary music theatre, Goebbels has continued to embrace contradiction and paradox, producing multidisciplinary pieces that engulf the senses.