12 March 1990, Ed Hazell, The Boston Phoenix
Review (en)

Man in the elevator

Heiner Goebbels gives stage music a lift

"Goebbels’ score draws on rock, jazz, and samba, with sprinklings of sampled noises and computer-generated sounds. Yet wide-ranging as it is, there’s not a gratuitous reference or wasted note. Everything is there for a reason, and the reason is always found in the text: words and music are equal partners." "Man in the Elevator molds words and music, composition and improvisation, into an organic whole – a heady summation of Goebbels’ strategy for breaking down barriers separating writers and musicians."

on: Der Mann im Fahrstuhl (CD)