Seattle Chamber Players and Heiner Goebbels Mar 8, 2010
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:
The Seattle Chamber Players' interest in presenting Goebbels’ music started in 2005, when the group visited the Warsaw Autumn Festival. David Sabee, a member of the Chamber Players, attended the second performance of another piece by Goebbels — "Landscape With Distant Relatives." "It was overwhelming in scope, intricacy, and impression, with a multitude of themes," Sabee says. "Hard to describe, it came closest to being classed as an opera. Needless to say, the impression of this two and a half hour work was very strong. Immediately, I began dreaming of somehow bringing the work of this amazing and distinct voice to Seattle."