Ensemble version, 1994

aus Surrogate Cities

samp -
30 min(s)

Publisher: G.RICORDI & Co GmbH, Munich

"The perspective of the Sampler Suite is the vertical section of the city: we are offered a look underground, at the sewers, the Inner workings of the city, at urban history, at what lies buried beneath the surface, at ruins that reveal glimpses of history -like the Scarlatti quotation in the Allemande or a chorale evocative of the Baroque in the Gigue. As digital memory, the sampler is an ideal vehicle for human memory. It brings us the sounds of cities such as Berlin, New York. Tokyo or St. Petersburg: industrial noise (or what might be taken for it - the sounds produced when music is electronically transformed), subcultural "noise" and the sounds of history - like the scratchy recordings from the 1920s and '30s in the Chaconne, which preserve the memory of the Jewish cantorial tradition, a vocal culture that has long ceased to be accessible in this form." Heiner Goebbels translated by Eileen Walliser


Ruwgerand hoogtepunt Gaudeamus Muziekweek blijft wat onzichtbaar (Review, nl)
Tijdens een geslaagde 71ste editie van de Gaudeamus Muziekweek bleef hoogtepunt Heiner Goebbels wat onzichtbaar tussen de jonge makers.
11 September 2017, Joep Christenhusz, NRC Handelsblad

Past Dates

May 2023
Music for Vilnius
City Hall, Vilnius (Lithuania)

January 2023
Great Guild Hall, Riga (Latvia)

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

November 2018
DOX - centre for contemporary art, Prague (Czech Republic)

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

September 2017
Music Centre Vredenburg, Utrecht (Netherlands)

November 2015
Tivoli/Vredenburg, Utrecht (Netherlands)

Conservatorium, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

March 2013
Black on White: Heiner Goebbels
RNCM Theatre, Manchester (Great Britain)

November 2011
Zrkadlová sieň Primaciálneho paláca, Bratislava (Slovakia)

March 2011
Tongyeong International Music Festival, Tongyeong (Korea)

November 2010
Sál Filharmonie, Hradec Králové (Czech Republic)

Roxy Club, Prague (Czech Republic)

Esplanade, Recital Studio, Singapore (Singapore)

May 2010
University of the Witwatersrand, Linder Auditorium,, Johannesburg (Southafrica)

Konzerthaus, Berlin (Germany)

March 2010
Forum, Leverkusen (Germany)

September 2008
Sacrum Profanum, Krakow (Poland)

November 2005
Radio Genève, Studio Ernest Ansermet, Genève (Switzerland)

May 2004
Turningsounds Festival, Warsaw (Poland)

September 2002
Alte Oper, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

November 2001
Collegium Novum, Zürich (Switzerland)

March 2000
Paradiso, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Music Centre Vredenburg, Utrecht (Netherlands)

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