Heiner Goebbels launches this year’s Ultima Festival
Ultima Festival's Opening Concert
7 September, 7.30 pm (one night only)
The art of Heiner Goebbels is not quite opera and not quite theatre, but occupies a unique position between the two. With a background straddling avant garde composition and progressive/radical rock in the 1970s, Goebbels is now a prolific composer and stage director of multimedia works that have been performed all over the world. His staging of Harry Partch’s Delusion of the Fury was one of Ultima’s all-time triumphs when it was performed at Oslo’s Nationaltheater in 2013. In 2012 the German composer and director received the prestigious international Ibsen Award.
Now Goebbels returns to Ultima with a concert version of Eislermaterial (1998), an enchanting and passionate tribute and deconstruction of one of his greatest musical heroes.