24 March 2016, Ronald Blum, The Seattle Times
Andriessen’s ‘De Materie’ grazes into Park Avenue Armory
Heiner Goebbels knew he wanted to work with sheep.
"...The German director is using 100 of them in his production of Louis Andriessen’s “De Materie (Matter),” which premiered in the German city of Duisburg as part of the 2014 Ruhrtriennale and opened at the Park Avenue Armory’s 55,000-square-foot Drill Hall on Tuesday night. Only a year after the debut did Goebbels realize the genesis of his desire. “I’ve recalled a scene of my youth,” he said, thinking back to when his dad took him to watch gliders at an airport with nearby livestock. “But it was not a conscious decision.”
on: Louis Andriessen: De Materie (Music Theatre)