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Mon, Jun 10


Martin E. Segal Theater Center, New York

Artist Talk: Heiner Goebbels

Join us for an artist talk with German theatre artist Heiner Goebbels.

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Artist Talk: Heiner Goebbels
Artist Talk: Heiner Goebbels

Time & Location

Jun 10, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

Martin E. Segal Theater Center, New York, 365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA

About the event

The Martin E. Segal Theater Center, CUNY invites you to:

Artist talk with composer, director and interdisciplinary theatre artist


Monday, Friday, June 10, 20246:30 pm

LIVE / IN PERSONFree + Open to the Public

Segal Theatre, 365 Fifth Ave @ 34 St.

Join us for an artist talk with German theatre artist Heiner Goebbels. Born 1952, Goebbels is a distinguished German composer and interdisciplinary artist residing in Frankfurt since 1972. He studied sociology and music, which laid the foundation for his eclectic career blending music, theatre, and visual arts. Goebbels' early work included record productions and performances with groups like the Goebbels/Harth-Duo, Sogenanntes Linksradikales Blasorchester (The Socalled Left-Radical Wind Orchestra), and Cassiber. He also composes music for theatre, film, and ballet.

In the mid-1980s, Goebbels began creating and directing audio plays, many based on texts by Heiner Müller. Notable works from this period include Verkommenes Ufer and Die Befreiung des Prometheus. His staged concerts and music theatre pieces, such as Der Mann im Fahrstuhl and Newtons Casino, showcased his innovative approach.

Goebbels's compositions for ensembles like the Ensemble Modern and Ensemble Intercontemporain include Red Run and Herakles 2. His major orchestral work Surrogate Cities premiered in 1994, followed by Industry & Idleness in 1996 and Walden in 1998. Goebbels has been invited to major festivals worldwide and has produced over 20 CDs.His music theatre works, such as Die Wiederholung (The Repetition) and Schwarz auf Weiss (Black on White) have been widely performed and critically acclaimed. As a professor at the legendary Institute for Applied Theatre Studies at Justus Liebig University in Giessen after Andrzej Wirth and Hans-Thies Lehmann, he influenced contemporary theatre education and practice. Germany Theater artists Rimini Protokoll were his students. Goebbels also served as Artistic Director of the Ruhrtriennale and received numerous awards, including the International Ibsen Award.In recent years, Goebbels continued to innovate with productions like Stifters Dinge and A House of Call. His work remains influential in pushing the boundaries of modern music and theatre.

Photo courtesy of the artist; by Wonge Bergmann.

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