La Jalousie

La Jalousie - Geräusche aus einem Roman
Sounds from a novel, 1991

Spr -
18 min(s)

Premiere: Frankfurt 1991

Publisher: G.RICORDI & Co GmbH, Munich

"The composition for sixteen musicians, subtitled “noises from a novel,” already betrays Goebbels’s fascination with language as toolkit. His source is a work by Alain Robbe-Grillet (who famously wrote the script for Alain Resnais’s 1961 Last Year at Marienbad), in which the protagonist’s suppressed jealousy comes to vivid life on the page. Goebbels nurtures a description portion thereof and attempts to reconstruct it in acoustic terms. The genesis of this piece bursts forth from a rustling of conductor’s pages and unfolds from its compressed chaos a menagerie of guitar, piano, and winds. These are but clothing lines, however, for piles of freshly laundered samples: birds, frogs, and other secrets of the marshlands move in and out of the fray. A car door slams in retrospect, a voice seeming to relive this difficult dream in ominous reflection. The animals’ voices are an indigestion of the soul, stirring ever so disconsolately beneath this veneer of solitude. The clack-clock of footsteps pokes through the piano’s dampened commentary. An overblown oboe bears the imprint of Heinz Holliger’s Studie über Mehrklänge and leads us into a narrative passage underlined by crashing piano and synth shamisen (the synthesizer continues to bear witness to much of the goings on in varying gradations of convention). This brings us to an ending tinged by hope and submersion and a reprise of those restless pages." (Tyran Grillo)


Die Perspektive des Hörers (Review, de)
Heiner Goebbels - präsentiert vom Ensemble Modern
25 August 2003, Thomas Schacher, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Duett mit pfeifendem Teekessel (Review, de)
25 August 2003, Thomas Meyer, Tages-Anzeiger

Reale Musik (Review, de)
Goebbels in der Alten Oper
10 September 2002, Tim Gorbauch, Frankfurter Rundschau

Roman et musique: Alain Robbe-Grillet et Heiner Goebbels (Article, fr)
2001, Ana-Maria Tudoran, unpublished

Schritte auf Stöckelschuhen (Review, de)
Heiner Goebbels mit dem Ensemble Modern im Hebbel-Theater
21 December 1993, Albrecht Dümling, Der Tagesspiegel

Geräusche aus einem Roman (Review, de)
Werke von Heiner Goebbels bei den Maifestspielen
5 June 1993, Hanno Ehrler, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

La Jalousie (1991) (de)
1993, Heiner Goebbels

Lui est un autre (Portrait, fr)
XXIE FESTIVAL D'AUTOMNE Heiner Goebbels, entre jazz et théâtre: Si l'éclectisme peut définir une esthétique ou un style, Heiner Goebbels est un esthète, un styliste, l'archange du mélange généralisé. Furieusement branché, évidemment. Et utile, par ses naïvetés comme par sa vitalité. Références littéraires distinguées, en prime. La France découvrira, ou presque, l'univers chamboulé du jeune Allemand, lors d'un concert au Théâtre du Rond-Point.
17 September 1992, Le Monde

Past Dates

October 2022
Konzerthaus, Vienna (Austria)

May 2021
Acht Brücken Festival
online, Köln (Germany)

Casa da Música Porto, Porto (Portugal)

September 2020
Archa Theatre, Prague (Czech Republic)

January 2019
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

June 2018
Stadttheater, Gießen (Germany)

May 2018
Stadttheater, Gießen (Germany)

November 2017
November Music
Verkadefabriek Grote Zaal, s'Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)

September 2017
Music Centre Vredenburg, Utrecht (Netherlands)

March 2012
Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham (Great Britain)

May 2011
Athelas Festival
Republique, Copenhagen (Denmark)

March 2011
Tongyeong International Music Festival, Tongyeong (Korea)

September 2008
Sacrum Profanum, Krakow (Poland)

November 2006
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

October 2006
Goebbels/Gubaidulina Festival
Grand Theatre Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands)

October 2005
Southbank Centre, London (Great Britain)

Kiasma Teatteri, Helsinki (Finland)

Teatro Cavallerizza, Reggio Emilia (Italy)

June 2005
Bathfestival, Bradford on Avon (Great Britain)

October 2004
Casa da Música Porto, Porto (Portugal)

Casa da Musica, Ponte de Lima (Portugal)

January 2004
National Theatre, Taipeh (Taiwan)

October 2003
Bolzano, Bolzano (Italy)

June 2003
Turbine-Hall, Copenhagen (Denmark)

November 2002
Museé du Luxembourg, Paris (France)

July 2002
Mittelfest, Cividale del Friuli (Italy)

March 2002
Lisboa, Lisboa (Portugal)

Porto, Porto (Portugal)

Lantaren, Rotterdam (Netherlands)

February 2002
Trafo, Budapest (Hungary)

January 2002
Mousonturm, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

May 2001
Prague Spring Festival, Prague (Czech Republic)

January 2001
Utrecht, Utrecht (Netherlands)

November 1999
Archa Theatre, Prague (Czech Republic)

October 1997
Statione Leopolda, Florence (Italy)

RomaEuropa Festival, Rome (Italy)

June 1997
Salle Rameau, Lyon (France)

Maison de Livre, de l'image et du Son, Villeurbanne (France)

Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne, St.Etienne (France)

May 1997
Festival, Victoriaville (Canada)

June 1996
Southbank Centre, London (Great Britain)

April 1996
Festival de Marseille, Marseille (France)

December 1994
TAT, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)