Uno storico lavoro di Heiner Goebbels, Schwarz auf Weiss / Black on White (1996), apparso in cd e dvd e in diversa versione anche in radio e televisione, viene presentato per la prima volta a Roma questa sera, al Teatro Argentina, a inaugurazione del Fast Forward Festival. C'è anche l'Ensemble Modern, naturalmente, cui il lavoro è stato affidato fin dall'inizio, e che anzi lo commissionò: "It was a challenge - disse all'epoca Goebbels - to conceive a piece which was not based on protagonists, not on stars, not on soloists, but on a calibrated number of musicians, a true collective - because the Ensemble Modern is really an orchestra whose musicians decide themselves what they are going to play, who's going to conduct. They don't have an artistic director. They make the artistic decisions themselves. So it was quite a good coincidence that these plans came together with such an ensemble."