Canceled or moved - due to the current Covid-19 crisis

A House of Call all performances with Ensemble Modern Orchestra in Philharmony Berlin, Elbphilharmony Hamburg, musica viva Munich, Wien Modern - Vienna, Philharmony Cologne and Tonhalle Dusseldorf have been moved to autumn 2021 and later.
The Anachronic Bath House during ECC Rijeka 2020 has been cancelled
Schwarz auf Weiss / Black on White performances with Ensemble Modern in Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt (May 15th,16th) was first moved to Decembre 2020 and now will be moved again to 2021
MaerzMusik Festival für Zeitfragen, Berlin (Concert with Erwan Keravec, March 27th) canceled
Wiener Festwochen, Vienna (Performances of Everything that happened and would happen, May 17-19th) canceled
angelica festival internazionale di musica, Bologna (performance of The Mayfield, April 30th) moved to September
Max Black performances at electrotheatre, moscow (planned for April 22nd,23rd).

Instead electrotheatre offers a series of six streamings on the Electrotheatre's VKontakte page
April 13, 7 p.m. A lecture by Heiner Goebbels at the Electrotheatre
April 14, 7 p.m. Conversation between Boris Yukhananov and Heiner Goebbels: Criticism of Representation and Narrativity in Theatre
April 15, 7 p.m. Presentation of Aesthetics of Absence, a book by Heiner Goebbels
April 16, 7 p.m. Theatre Institute: “Action as music,” a conversation between Heiner Goebbels, Alexander Manotskov and Vladimir Gorlinsky
April 17, 5 p.m. Discussion: Electrotalk regarding Max Black, or 62 Ways of Supporting the Head with a Hand
April 17, 7 p.m. Performance of Max Black, or, 62 Ways of Supporting the Head with a Hand

The Mayfield @ Moers Festival: chunky hardass metal eruption?

"The Mayfield is a new band led by pianist Heiner Goebbels (67), with an unusual line-up of ondes martenot, electric guitar and massive percussion. This was ideal for shifting between spectral minimalism and chunky hardass metal eruption, with young French percussionist Camille Émaille’s kit bolstered by kettle drum, large gong and huge bass drum, primed for detonation. She was the highly impressive new discovery of the weekend. It's been three decades since Goebbels played at the Moersfest, and he certainly made a savagely controlled sonic scar on the proceedings this time around."
Martin Longley / Jazzwise - London


Concert of The Mayfield at Moers Festival on June 1st, 7.40pm
Wiener Festwochen show Screenshots On Everything by Heiner Goebbels on may 17th, 18th, 19th
Ensemble Modern shows online Schwarz auf Weiss / Black on White on sat. may 16th
The Theatre Times - a non-partisan, global theatre portal - has chosen to show the Stanislavski Electrotheatre production Max Black or 62 ways of supporting the head with a hand by Heiner Goebbels during their International Online Theatre Festival: one day only! From 10 May 2020 at 6.30pm CET for 24 hours.

New Works, New Installations, New Concerts and Many Music Theatre Performances in 2020

2020 will be chance to attend many celebrated music theatre works, concerts, exhibitions in Europe: Eislermaterial, Surrogate Cities, The Mayfield, Schwarz auf Weiss (Black on White), Everything that happened and would happen, Harry Partch: Delusion of the Fury.

From August 19th, Rijeka 2020 Cultural Capital of Europe will present a new installation by Heiner Goebbels called The Anachronic Bath House.

In the fall Ensemble Modern Orchestra, conducted by Vimbayi Kaziboni will be on tour with A House of Call, a New Orchestra Cycle composed by Heiner Goebbels. Premiere will be at Musikfest Berlin in the Philharmony on September 3rd.

Brecht Festival - ohne Duell

Da es dem Staatstheater Augsburg trotz langem Vorlauf bis heute - wenige Tage vor der angekündigten 'Worldpremiere'... - nicht gelungen ist, auch nur eine einzige gemeinsame Probe aller Beteiligten durchzuführen, hat Heiner Goebbels dieser Live Fassung seines Hörstücks sein Einverständnis entzogen. Die beiden für das Spektakel Vol I und Vol II, am 14. und 22.2. mit dem Opernchor des Staatstheaters 'geplanten' Aufführungen - "Wolokolamsker Chausee III - Das Duell" von Heiner Müller in einer Komposition von Heiner Goebbels - müssen deswegen leider ausfallen. Als Hörstück sind alle fünf Teile der Wolokolamsker Chausee - auch 'Das Duell' mit dem Kammerchor Horbach aus dem Hessischen Freigericht - am 19.2. im Planetarium Augsburg zu hören.

coming soon: Eislermaterial in Elbphilharmony

A rare chance in Germany to see and hear the legendary concert Eislermaterial with Josef Bierbichler and Ensemble Modern by Heiner Goebbels is on February 4th in the big hall of Elbphilharmonie Hamburg during the Festival "Reflektor Manfred Eicher" - founder of ECM records, Munich.