> In Heiner Goebbels’ garden of voices
In Heiner Goebbels’ garden of voices
Through the end of April the New Space of the Theatre of Nations will be hosting two installations by Heiner Goebbels, a German composer and director, founder of the avant-garde rock group Cassiber, and winner of numerous theatre and music awards. The first one – “Landscape 3” – was created for the Ruhr triennial. Audience members find themselves virtually meditating to the music from “De Materie” oratorio by Dutch composer Louis Andriessen, while a giant airship hovers above a herd of sheep and then descends toward them: a scene that is both peaceful and threatening. The second installation – “Genko-an 107031” – was created specifically for Moscow, and the impetus for its creation was a trip to the Genko-an Buddhist Temple in Kyoto. Goebbels creates a “garden of voices” of sorts where one can listen to rare ethnographic recordings with disappearing languages, as well as the voices of John Cage, Alvin Lucier, Komitas, Sainkho Namtchylak, Gertrude Stein, Marina Abramovich and Ulay, Heiner Müller, Bob Rutman, and others.
21 April 2017