OtB alums the Seattle Chamber Players are back with a new edition of the Icebreaker Festival. Now in its sixth year, the group has turned its visionary eye to the Mediterannean - the entirety of it.
Zach Carstensen posted some more background on how Seattle Chamber Players came to find Heiner Goebbels and why this composer is making important waves in the contemporary art scene:
I'd like to take the opportunity of having opera in our theater to post a few short cartoons that shaped my understanding of opera.
Yesterday Brendan Kiley began trying to piece together Goebbels and what will be happening onstage this weekend:
Anu Tali is a world-class conductor (she's got cred) who has been travelling the world to lead Songs of Wars I Have Seen and is in town right now with Heiner Goebbels helping put together the show for this weekend.
Our building is FULL of musicians and singers getting ready for the weekend. I can't think of a time that I've seen so many instruments and music stands out on the stage and know that a couple coworkers are thinking the same thing.
So you've read the beginner's guide to Heiner Goebbels. What next? A short essay on the aesthetics of this composer. Dr. Kersten Glandien delivered this paper at a School of Sound symposium in 2005 and then made it available online.
In a few days we'll get to see the result of Pacific Musicwork's collaboration with visual Claire Cowie. In the meantime, here's a video from their William Kentridge collaboration.
Heiner Goebbels is a rockstar of composing.
We've used a lot of descriptions in our text like "titan" and referred to him around our office as the "Jan Fabre of the composing world." But just who is Heiner Goebbels? Here are the top 5 things you need to know:
1. He was a member of an 80s avant rock band called Cassiber.