Published: 1 January 2024
© Harald Hoffmann Ricordi
© Harald Hoffmann Ricordi


2024 started with a four week Visiting Professorship at the University of Genova in March for several interdisciplinary seminars/lectures/workshops - open for students in literature (DIRAAS), languages (DLCM) and Digital Humanisties (DIBRIS), PhD students and students at the conservatorium and of the university theatre Il Falcone. This invitation was an initiative in collaboration with the classes for electronic music and performing arts at Niccolò Paganini-Conservatorium.

From April until the end of November many major compositions by Heiner Goebbels are performed in Europe: the staged concert Songs Of Wars I have Seen, the orchestra cycles Surrogate Cities and A House of Call and the large scale performance Everything That Happened And Would Happen

A book with a French edition of Aesthetics of Absence will be announced together with a lecture at Philharmonie de Paris.

Please look for precise dates, times and locations at the Calender

2023 was a full year with a large number of new exhibitions and site specific installations: 7 Columns in Elefsina (Greece), The Comforter in Vilnius (Lithuania), The Last Painting at Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid), To see something to hear something at Musée du Luxembourg (Paris) and No 862 - an Oracle Machine at the World Heritage of Völklingen (Germany).

Further more there were concerts of Songs of Wars I Have Seen by various Ensembles in Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, A House of Call performed by Orchestra Casa da Musica in Porto and by the London Philharmonics.

And at last - after the pandemic break - the large scale performance Everything That Happened And Would Happen was restaged and performed at the Theatre Olympics in Budapest - it can be seen again in 2024 at the Salzburger Festspiele.

More concerts of A House of Call are planned in 2024 - for the first time in France and Italy and the Opera in Düsseldorf will present Surrogate Cities in a choreography by Demis Volpi.

Heiner Goebbels is invited to join the Monheim Triennale July 4-6, he plans a visiting professorship in Italy, a new radio production and a CD release. More details about all that and more in the next weeks on this website.