Ruhrtriennale 2013 - opening with Harry Partch

The second edition of the Ruhrtriennale - International Festival of the Arts under the artistic direction of Heiner Goebbels opened on Friday August 23rd with the Premiere of Harry Partch's Masterpiece DELUSION OF THE FURY - performed for the first time ever in Europe by Ensemble musikFabrik and directed by Heiner Goebbels - with an enthusiastic response by the audience and the press reviews.

Out Now! The program of the International Festival of the Arts - Ruhrtriennale 2013

Please see the complete festival program from august 23rd until October 6th, including the German première of Stifters Dinge - The Unguided Tour as well as performances of this celebrated piece, again to be seen in Germany after many years.

Carl Orff Award 2013

For staging the opera "Prometheus" by Carl Orff at the International Festival of the Arts - Ruhrtriennale the Carl Orff Foundation will award the director Lemi Ponifasio, the conductor Peter Rundel and the artistic director of the Ruhrtriennale Heiner Goebbels.

BLACK ON WHITE - the Music of Heiner Goebbels in Manchester

In a three day Festival from March 23rd to March 25th The Royal Northern College of Music and The University of Manchester celebrated the Music of Heiner Goebbels with eight concerts and talk programs, including performances of the following compositions: Surrogate, Samplersuite, Three Horatian Songs, In the Country of Last Things, Writing II, La Jalousie, Industry & Idleness, Bagatellen for Violin Solo, Herakles 2, Letter Brass, Brass in 5/4, The Brazen Doorway, Toccata for Teapot and Piccolo, Berlin Qdamm, Out Of - performed by the Manchester Camerata, Vaganza and the RNCM New Ensemble - plus a Drama Lecture by Heiner Goebbels.


The New Year starts with performances of Eraritjaritjaka at the Sydney Festival in the beginning of january, with the norwegian premiere of Surrogate Cities in february, followed by many performances of different compositions and music theatre works during march in cities starting with an M: Moscow Stifters Dinge, Madrid Max Black & Manchester.
At the end of april / beginning of may Heiner Goebbels' opera Landschaft mit entfernten Verwandten will be restaged with the Ensemble Modern at the Frankfurt opera, and his latest piece When the Mountain changed its clothing goes on tour again to Brussels, Luxembourg, Amsterdam and Hannover. Songs of Wars I have seen will be performed in Rotterdam and Ghent, Stifters Dinge will see its Japan Premiere in July and Heiner Goebbels prepares to stage the masterpiece of Harry Partch: Delusion of the Fury for the Ruhrtriennale - International Festival of the Arts, opening on August 23rd in Bochum.
More detailed news soon in the calender.